Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
This course presents a summary of basic knowledge of sound and sound signals as a bearer of music information, its categorization and morphology, particularly with a view to its processing and artificial generation.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Requirements for study are a basic knowledge of high-school physics (particle motion, pressure, time course of physical quantities) and a general awareness of musical instruments.
- This course, Music Acoustics and its relationship to sound design; Music sound; osscilation, hearing perception, sound and music signal (natural and artificial) definition
- Subjective perception: Requirements for the subjective existence of sound signals, sound perception threasholds
- Properties of a sound signal: objective, subjective (mustual relationships and dependencies)
- Time and frequency domains of a signal: Sound signal analysis methods in the time domain (periodicity, correlation); Methods of sound analog frequency analysis (band filters and their properties)
- Signal digital frequency analysis methods, DFT, FFT, anti-aliasing, weighting, average spectrum, cepstrum, wavelette
- Music signal transfer, types of transfer, its axis and links; Static and dynamic signal concept, definition of tone and noise
- Transient and semi-wave, bounce status, dynamic fluctuation, tremolo
- Three-dimensional depiction of a music signal: Dynamic level (time package, percussive, non-percussive, tremolo), melodic (frequency, immediate frequency, harmonicity, vibrato), harmonic (basic classification of music signals).
- Signal classification: periodic signals and their frequency spectrum, modulated and quasi-periodic signals, coincidental, transient and continual signals
- Time dependent spectra and their objective and subjective interpretations; Synthesis of sound signals: definition and philosophy
- Psycho-acoustics: Interaction of man - sound, psycho-acoustic experiments, basic psycho-acoustic dimensions of sound color
- Psycho-acoustic events: masking, reverb, combination tones, critical spread bands.
Recommended or required reading
Syrový, V. (2003), Hudební akustika, AMU Praha
Assessment methods and criteria
Completion of the oral exam.
Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:
Učebna Zvukové studio
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Mon||12:20–13:50||Zdeněk OTČENÁŠEK||Učebna Zvukové studio
Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:
The schedule has not yet been prepared