Music Acoustics

LMSC-208
Credits: 
3
Course chair: 
Simone Pilon
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: 
CWPR majors; and ELPD and MPED majors not taking LMSC-209
Electable by: 
All
Prerequisites: 
Passing score on the Math Proficiency Exam, LMSC-130, or completion of college level precalculus or higher
Department: 
LART
Location: 
Boston Campus
Valencia (Spain) Campus

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. Note: This is a required course for CWPR majors. ELPD and MPED majors are required to take either LMSC-208 or LMSC-209.