Music Acoustics

Passing score on the General Math Exam and the Logarithms Exam, LMSC-130, or completion of college level precalculus or higher; and LENG-106 or native English speaker
Electable by: 
Required of: 
CWPR majors; and ELPD and MPED majors not taking LMSC-209
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Boston Campus
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult for specific term availability.

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.

Course chair: 
Simone Pilon