INDEX

College of Santa Fe Auditory Theory Lecture Plan

INSTRUCTOR CHARLES FEILDING

Based on the texts
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics (David M. Howard and James Angus)
Music Sound and Sensation (Fritz Winkl)
The Psychology of Music (Diana Deutsch)
and other sources

Symbology and Units

Lecture 001 - Introductions

Lecture 002- Sound I

1.0 Introduction to sound 1
1.1 Pressure waves and sound transmission 1

Lecture 003- Sound II

1.2 Sound intensity, power and pressure level 14
1.3 Adding sounds together 20
1.4 The inverse square law 28

Lecture 004-Sound III

1.5 Sound interactions 33

Lecture 005 Sound IV

1.6 Time and frequency domains 51
1.7 Analyzing spectra 56

Lecture 006 - Hearing I

2.0 Introduction to hearing 65
2.1 The anatomy of the hearing system 66
2.2 Critical bands 74

Lecture 007 Hearing II

2.3 Frequency and pressure sensitivity ranges 79
2.4 Loudness perception 82

Lecture 008 Hearing III

2.5 Noise-induced hearing loss 91
2.6 Perception of sound source direction 96

Lecture 009 Hearing IV

3.1 Musical notes 109

Lecture 010 Hearing V

3.2 Hearing pitch 119

Lecture 011 Hearing VI

3.3 Hearing notes 136

Lecture 012 Hearing VII

3.4 Tuning systems 144

Lecture 013 Hearing VIII

Mid term Review



MIDTERM EXAMS


Lecture 014 Instrument I

4.1 A 'black box' model of musical instruments 152
4.2 Stringed instruments 155

Lecture 015 Instrument II

4.3 Wind instruments 166

Lecture 016 Instrument III

4.3.7 Brass Instruments 189
4.4 Percussion instruments 194

Lecture 017 Instrument IV

4.5 The speaking and singing voice 198

Lecture 018 Timbre I

5.1 What is timbre? 210
5.2 Acoustics of timbre 211
5.3 Psychoacoustics of timbre 220
5.4 The pipe organ as a timbral synthesiser 226

Lecture 019 Timbre II

5.5 Deceiving the ear 228

Lecture 020 Environment I

6.1 Acoustics of enclosed spaces 247

Lecture 021 Environment II

6.1.10 Reverberation time

Lecture 022 Environment III

6.2 Room modes and standing waves 288

Lecture 023 Environment IV

6.3 Absorption materials 305
6.4 Diffusion materials 311
6.5 Sound isolation 316
6.6 Energy-time considerations 321


Lecture 024 Student Project I

Lecture 025 Student Project II

Lecture 026 Student Project III