Sound, music and science
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between sound and music? What makes some sounds music and other not? Well, I can tell you as much, it is not that easy to answer! In this course we will explore the science behind sound, and we will learn some music theory to understand what happens when sounds are combined into music. Did you know that what we hear as one note is actually a spectrum of tones? This spectrum can be calculated using the mathematical technique Fourier decomposition, which you will use to understand what happens when different tones with different overtone spectra interact. To be able to do that, you will be taught the required knowledge from music theory, acoustics (physics) and mathematics. When you know that, you can also explain many other things, e.g. why a single note sound different on different instruments or why every person’s voice is unique. You will also get a chance to listen to some cool acoustic effects that you probably didn’t know existed.
During the course, you will listen to cool sound phenomena, combine knowledge from physics and music theory to learn why some notes sound good together and others not, and you will get a chance to do your own calculations on soundwaves. You do not need any prior knowledge in neither physics, music theory nor mathematics.
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