☑ Everything about the basics of sound, like what sound actually is, how we hear it, and what are its main characteristics. With this knowledge, the student will have a solid understanding to further dive deep into the very basics of music. So this is a crucial course that most often is overlooked in professional music programs.
This course covers three crucial topics of music that every music student should master in order to comprehend more thoroughly further basics of music theory, for example, I'm confident that this course will help to better understand why we use our current tuning system, why we only are able to hear a specific range of sounds, and why a musical instrument sounds the way it sounds. Researching through several music programs (even from college education) I was amazed by how these topics are often overlooked.
Overall, the first section will cover what sound actually is from a physics perspective, it also includes a definition of acoustics and an explanation of what SPL is and why it is important to understand; the second section is related to our actual physical hearing system that is involved in the complexity of being able to perceive sounds through the human ear, it is divided accordingly as outer, middle, and inner ear. This section also covers the hearing process which goes from the physics phenomena of sound to the psychological effect those sounds has on the human brain; and finally, the last and longer section of the course is dedicated to the most important sound properties: frequency, frequency range, amplitude, cycles and velocity, timbre, envelope, waveform, harmonics, and texture.
Basics of sound
Let's hear a sound!
The tuning fork
What is sound
Acoustics and the Lindsay's wheel
A definition and fundamental concept of acoustics
The human ear
The outer ear
The middle ear
The inner ear
The hearing process
Cycles and velocity