MUSIC 150: INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL ACOUSTICS

WINTER 2016

 

 

Class time:  Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:20am

Class location:  Knoll 217 (CCRMA classroom, 2nd floor)

Units:  3 

 

Professor: Tom Rossing (rossing |at| ccrma)

Office hours: MW 1-2:30pm; Tues, Thurs, Fri by appointment

TA: Wisam Reid (wisam |at| ccrma)

         Office hours by appointment

 

Description

The science of musical sound. Wave motion, perception of sound and music, loudness, pitch, and timbre, combination tones and harmony. Science of musical instruments, speech and singing. Acoustics of rooms and concert halls. Prerequisites: Some musical experience, understanding of basic algebra.

 

Syllabus.pdf

 

Links

Schedule (lecture slides, readings, assignments) – check regularly for updates and announcements

Grading

Late homework policy

Extra credit

 

Required Text (Available at the Stanford Bookstore)

The Science of Sound (3rd Edition)

Thomas D. Rossing, F. Richard Moore, and Paul A. Wheeler

Addison Wesley (2002)

 

Optional Reading

The Physics of Musical Instruments (2nd Edition)

Neville H. Fletcher and Thomas D. Rossing

Springer (2008)

 

Musical Instruments

Donald M. Campbell, Clive A. Greated, and Arnold Myers

Oxford University Press, USA (2006)

 

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