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PHYS 054 - Musical Acoustics

FC NSMA QFR
4 credits
The basic principles of physics (mechanics, wave motion, and sound) that influence the design and performance characteristics of musical instruments will be studied. The major groups of modern orchestral and keyboard instruments will be discussed, and the physics of hearing, singing, harmony, tuning temperaments, and room acoustics will be included. Group projects will be required.
Prerequisites & Notes: Only elementary mathematics is used; review and assistance will be given to those who need it.
This course is appropriate for new students.



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