Description This course introduces the basic concepts and terms needed to discuss melody and harmony. It is intended for teens or adults with no background in music theory but some familiarity with reading common notation and playing an instrument (or singing). Concepts covered include interval, major and minor keys and scales, triads and chords.
Description This course may be used to introduce or reinforce music-reading skills for someone just learning to play an instrument, or the individual lessons can be used to expand on basic music-reading knowledge or to look up any music-notation terms that are still unfamiliar.
Description Explanations (suitable for any age) of the basic elements of music, with suggested activities for introducing the each concept to children at early elementary school level. The course may be used by instructors not trained in music; all necessary definitions and explanations are included.
Description A combination social studies and music course for children at elementary school level. Some lessons feature music to learn; others introduce interesting aspects of music in other cultures. Individual lessons can be used in any order or left out.
Description The activities in this course are designed for children preschool or elementary school age. Some introduce basic music concepts; others focus on music of a particular culture. All encourage noise and activity, so they make excellent breaks from desk work, but be sure you are not disturbing the class down the hall!
Description For middle school and up, a short course that explains acoustics (the physics of sound waves) as it relates to music and musical instruments. Suggestions for presenting some of the concepts to younger students are included.
Description To detect the pitch and instrument of a monophonic signal. To decompose polyphonic signals into their component pitches and instruments by analyzing the waveform and spectra of each instrument. Elec 301 Project Fall 2005.
Description An expanded version of "Introduction to Music Theory", this course includes a review of common notation and an introduction to the physics behind music theory, as well as the basic concepts of music theory and a few slightly advanced but very useful topics, such as transposition.
Description After completing this multi-media course you will be well-equipped to start creating your own audio and signal processing applications within the LabVIEW development environment. The modules in this course make extensive use of "screencasts" -- videos captured directly from the computer screen that show the LabVIEW tool in operation, with audio narration to explain each step.
The course includes a "Getting Started" tutorial, editing tips, essential programming structures, subVIs, arrays, audio sources, audio output to the soundcard, reading and writing audio files, and real-time audio output with interactive parameter control.
This course is part of the series "Musical Signal Processing with LabVIEW".
Description Additive synthesis creates complex sounds by adding together individual sinusoidal signals called partials. A partial's frequency and amplitude are each time-varying functions, so a partial is a more flexible version of the harmonic associated with a Fourier series decomposition of a periodic waveform. Learn about partials, how to model the timbre of natural instruments, various sources of control information for partials, and how to make a sinusoidal oscillator with an instantaneous frequency that varies with time. This course is part of the series "Musical Signal Processing with LabVIEW".
Description Analog modular synthesizers popular in the 1960s and 1970s produce sound with electronic devices such as oscillators, amplifiers, filters, and envelope generators linked together by cables. A specific cable configuration (or "patch") produces a distinct sound controlled by a keyboard or sequencer. While digital synthesis has largely replaced analog synthesizers, the concepts and techniques of analog synthesis still serve as the basis for many types of synthesis algorithms. Learn about modular synthesizers and use LabVIEW to compose a piece of music by emulating an analog synthesizer. This course is part of the series "Musical Signal Processing with LabVIEW".
Description Learn about human perception of sound, including pitch and frequency, intensity and amplitude, harmonics, and tuning systems. The treatment of these concepts is oriented to the creation of music synthesis algorithms. A hands-on project investigates the specific choice of frequencies for the tuning system called "equal temperament," the most common tuning system for Western music. This course is part of the series "Musical Signal Processing with LabVIEW".
Description Tremolo and vibrato add interest to the sound of musical instruments and the singing voice. Tremolo is a low-frequency variation in amplitude, while vibrato is a low-frequency variation in frequency. Learn how to model each of these effects mathematically, and discover how to implement these effects in LabVIEW. This course is part of the series "Musical Signal Processing with LabVIEW".
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