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Unformatted text preview: Together Welcome to Welcome The Science of Music An Honors College Seminar Course Dr. Jeff Bindell – Dept. of Physics Dr. Keith Koons – Dept. of Music Together Dr. Koons Dr. Bindell Welcome to Welcome The Science of Music An Honors College Seminar Course Dr. Jeff Bindell – Dept. of Physics Dr. Keith Koons – Dept. of Music Contact Information Instructor Dr. Keith Koons Professor of Music Dr. Jeffrey Bindell Lecturer, Physics Office CNH 113 MAP 418 Phone 407-823-5116 407-823-4194 e-mail [email protected] [email protected] website www.physics.ucf.edu/~bindell office hours MWF 8:30-9:15 AM MWF 10:30-11:30 PM The Science of Music Fall 2007 WEBSITE www.physics.ucf.edu/~bindell Contains Syllabus, Information and A brief set of Introductory Notes on Graphs and Musical issues. All lecture material can be found on the site, usually the day before it will be used in class. Sometimes the day AFTER! References to other interesting sites will be posted. Feel free to suggest sites that you think will be helpful. NO FINAL EXAM! Three Examinations One Term Paper (Rules on the site) A presentation (15 minutes) on some aspect of your term paper. PowerPoint recommended but not required. Weights Component of Grade % of Grade Examination 1 – First Third of Course material. 20% Examination 2 – Second Third of Course Material 20% Examination 3 – Last Third 20% Term Paper 25% Term Paper Presentation 15% Textbook Measured Tones, The Interplay of Physics and Music by Ian Johnston. Second Edition (2002) Institute of Physics Publishing (Textbook has been ordered from the bookstore. Also available from Amazon.com.) Good Reference The Physics and Psychophysics of Music (An Introduction) by Juan G. Roederer. Third Edition (1995). Springer­Verlag This was a required textbook for the first delivery of this course but was eliminated because many of the students found the text a bit too dense. Stuff ­ The Small Print Policy Statement: Students are expected to adhere to conduct rules established in The Golden Rule, available at http:// www.goldenrule.sdes.ucf.edu/. The University of Central Florida is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities. This syllabus is available in alternate formats upon request. Students with disabilities who need accommodations in this course must contact the professor at the beginning of the semester to discuss needed accommodations. No accommodations will be provided until the student has met with the professor to request accommodations. Students who need accommodations must be registered with Student Disability Services, Student Resource Center Room 132, phone (407) 823­2371, TTY/TDD only phone (407) 823­2116, before requesting accommodations from the professor. This syllabus is subject to revision at the discretion of the instructor. The Class Arts Science and Engineering Music All kinds of science Art and engineers History Etc. Who Are You?? (Survey) Is this Art? Malevich, Suprematist Composition: White on White, 1918 (MoMA ) May 16th, 2006 Is This? Manet, Boating, 1874 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) May 16th, 2006 Is this music? Heavy Metal? Queen? Beethoven’s 5th Symphony? Cage – Quartet for 4 portable radios? Discussion What is music? What are its characteristics? ...
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