MUSC 4141 - Instrument Design Lab: Sound, Perception & Creativity Course uri icon



  • Explores fundamental physical concepts of sound and music in a hands-on laboratory environment. Surveys a number of topics such as tuning, temperament, harmony and timbre through the construction of PVC overtone flutes, an investigation in the timbral intention of Dolly Parton's vocal technique, physical modeling through the testing of 3D-printed vowel flutes, the construction of a "Long String Instrument," and more. The course culminates in each student inventing, designing, and demonstrating their own new instrument. Same as MUSC 5141.