Where Music Meets Science ::
This page was last updated: December 9, 2017
Three Instructional Videos

By

NCSSM Music Instructor: Scott Laird

and

The NCSSM Distance Education


Part 1: Where Pitch and Frequency Meet

Objectives:
Understand the term, "frequency"
  Identify parts of a sound wave
Calculate octave relationships

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Part 2: Timbre and Complex Waves

Objectives:
  Identify sine waves and complex waves
Identify frequencies of different amplitudes in complex waves
   Define fundamental and harmonics
Understand that frequencies in a complex wave work together to form the timbre of an instrument
  Understand how harmonics represent a variety of frequencies at different amplitudes

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Part 3: Frequency and Harmonics

Objectives:
  Identify pitches associated with major tonality (1,8,5,&3)
  Define a triad
  Understand that frequencies of harmonics are multiples of the fundamental
   Associate the first 6 harmonics with the notes in a triad
Compare the harmonics of a note and major tonality

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