MUSIC 150: INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL ACOUSTICS

WINTER 2013

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SCHEDULE

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Jan 21, 2013    Extra Credit project announced today: Plot the resonance of the damped system in the ballroom (on device that drives harmonic motion on a spring with submerged plunger).


Jan 14, 2013    Extra Credit project announced today: Listen to the pitch shift due to doppler effect of passing vehicle. Estimate the speed by considering how much the pitch drops.(I strongly suggest you do some of these extra credit projects)


Jan 7, 2013    Please visit this page often to see what is due, what to read for class, and approaching exam dates.

 

  

 

 

TOPICS will be updated with links to lecture slides after each class

READINGS should be completed by the start of class on the date indicated

HOMEWORK is due by 5:00pm on the date indicated

 

Week

Date

Topic

Reading

Homework Due

Links

1

Mon 1/7/13

Chapter 1: What Is Sound?

Chapter 1

 

 

 

Wed 1/9/13

Chapter 2: Vibrating Systems

Chapter 2

Ch 1: Exercises 5-12 (p. 19-20)

Modal Resonance Animations; Chladni Patterns

2

Mon 1/14/13

Chapter 3: Waves

Chapter 3 

Ch 2: Exercises 1-7 (p. 37)

 

 

Wed 1/16/13

Chapter 4: Resonance

Chapter 4

Ch 3: Exercises 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 (p. 58)

 

3

Mon 1/21/13

No Class,MLK Holiday

 

 

Wed 1/23/13

Chapter 5: Hearing

Chapter 5

Ch 4: Exercises 1-8 (p. 73)

 

4

Mon 1/28/13

Chapter 6: Sound Pressure, Power, and Loudness

Chapter 6

Ch 5: Exercises 1-9 (p. 97-98)

Plot hearing curve [required]

Loudness scaling [required]

 

Wed 1/30/13

Chapter 7: Pitch

Chapter 7

Ch 6: Exercises 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 (p. 119)

Audio examples

5

Mon 2/4/13

Chapter 7: Timbre

 

Hearing curve plots due [required]

Loudness scaling due [required]

Audio examples

 

Wed 2/6/13

Chapter 8: Combination Tones, Harmony

Chapter 8

Ch 7: Exercises 1-12 (p. 147-148)

 

 

Fri 2/8/13

Optional: Midterm review, 10am in the seminar room

 

 

 

6

Mon 2/11/13

MIDTERM EXAM, Chapters 1-8 at the normal class time

 

Ch 8: Exercises 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 (p. 172)

 

 

Wed 2/13/13

Chapter 10: String Instruments

Chapter 10

 

 

 

Fri 2/14/13

Optional: Midterm discussion, 12pm in the classroom

 

 

 

7

Mon 2/18/13

NO CLASS, PRES. DAY HOLIDAY

 

 

 

 

Wed 2/20/13

Chapter 11: Brass Instruments

Chapter 11

Chapter 10: **Review questions** 1, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 – short answers (p. 222-223); Chapter 10 **Exercises** 2, 5, 7 (p. 223)

 

8

Mon 2/25/13

Chapter 12: Woodwind Instruments

Chapter 12

Chapter 11: Exercises 1-5 (p. 244)

 

 

Wed 2/27/13

Chapter 13: Percussion Instruments

Chapter 13

Chapter 12: Exercises 1-6 (p. 270)

 

9

Mon 3/4/13

Chapter 14: Keyboard Instruments

Chapter 14

Chapter 13: Exercises 1-8 (p. 308)

 

 

Wed 3/6/13

Chapter 15: Speech Production

Chapter 16: Speech Recognition, Analyses...

Chapter 15, Chapter 16

Chapter 14: Exercises 1-7 (p. 333)

 

10

Mon 3/11/13

Chapter 17: Singing

Chapter 17

Chapter 15: Exercises 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 (p. 353-354); Chapter 16: Exercises ...

 

 

Wed 3/13/13

Chapter 23: Auditorium Acoustics

Final Exam Review

 

Chapter 17: Exercises 1, 3, 5 (p. 396)

 

Finals

Thu 3/21/13

FINAL EXAM, 8:30-11:30am in the CCRMA classroom

 

 

 

 

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