This course is a survey of acoustical phenomena relating to music. The course includes an overview of the nature of sound waves and vibration, sound propagation and room acoustics, sound level and its measurement, the human ear and perception, and tuning systems. Course material is directed toward the contemporary musician's need to understand acoustical phenomena in various contexts, including performance, writing, and music technology applications.
Score of 80% or higher on the General Math Exam and the Logarithms Exam, or pass LMSC-130, or have taken college-level precalculus or higher. You must also be a native English speaker, or pass LENG-106.
CWPR majors not taking LMSC-207; and ELPD and MPED majors not taking LMSC-209
Fall, Spring, Summer