VH_07 Acoustics of Music

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Petr Kalina, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Vladimír Maňas, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Jan Karafiát
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Wed 16:00–17:40 N41
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 120 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/120, only registered: 0/120, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/120
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should know basic terms concerning acustics, sound, waves, tunning and acustical characteristics of individual instruments.
  • Topics:
  • Music instruments as acoustic sources, frequency normal and its development, Pythagoras tuning, physical tuning, damped and undamped resonator, sensor acoustics, mutual relation of sound, tone, noise and din, radiation diagrams of music instruments, resonance effect, masking of tone, acoustical units their importance and usage.
    required literature
  • SYROVÝ, Václav. Hudební akustika. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Akademie múzických umění v Praze, 2003. 427 s. ISBN 8073319012. info
    recommended literature
  • KURFÜRST, Pavel. Organologie (propedeutika, exemplifikace) (Organology). 1st ed. Hradec Králové: Georgius, 1998. 379 pp. ISBN 80-902548-02. info
    not specified
  • KURFÜRST, Pavel. Základy hudební akustiky. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2000. 41 s. ISBN 8021023333. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written test consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, minimum pass level 70 %..
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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