Acoustics and Organology II
- Name: Acoustics and Organology II
- Department: Sonology
- Type: Obligatory Subject (Sonology majors)
- Credits: 6
- Hours of class: 3 hours each week, each divided into two sessions of 1 1/2 hours each
- Semester: 2nd
- Prerequisites: Acoustics and Organology I (or equivalent)
- Expand the concepts acquired in Acoustics and Organology I about the different families of instruments, incorporating instrument of other cultures.
- Explore in more detail the analysis and comprehension of the characteristics of acoustical musical instruments.
- Examine alternative systems of tuning and intonation, including those of other cultures.
- Experiment with the construction of simple musical instruments.
- Detailed study of the acoustic aspects of certain instruments.
- Familiarization with the materials used in the construction of musical instruments and the environmental conditions which can affect them.
- Fundamental concepts underlying the construction of scales, tuning systems, and temperaments.
- Common instrument of nonwestern cultures.
- Hyperinstruments and other experimental trends.
- Construction of scales and tuning systems.
- Experimentation with simplified real instruments.
- Acoustical analysis of characteristics of different instruments.
- 30% Evaluation of the applied practice sessions and overall participation in collective class sessions
- 30% Mid-term examination
- 40% Final examination
Note: A passing final mark will only be given if the marks in all three individual aspects meet a minimum level of sufficiency when rated independently. In other words, an insufficient mark in any one of three areas will exclude a passing mark for the entire course.