top of page

Unit 2 Music Technology August 22nd - September 1st, 2016


waveform view-18 sine wave-26 pitch-19 triangle wave-26 frequency-20 sawtooth-wave-26 hertz (Hz)-20 square wave-26 period 20-pulse wave-26 ultrasonic-21 noise-27 white noise-27 Shepard tones-22 pink noise-27 loudness-22 phase cancellation-28 amplitude-22 articulation, 28 decibels of sound pressure level (dB SPL)-23 amplitude envelope-29 attack,– decay– sustain– release envelope (ADSR)-29 threshold of hearing-23 threshold of pain-23 attack– release envelope (AR)-30 temporary threshold shift-24 rhythm-31 timbre-26 transient patterns-31 waveform-26 beat detection-31

Objectives: Students will understand...

1. Relationship between perceptual and physical properties of sound

2. pitch and frequency

3. Loudness and amplitude

4. Timbre and wave form types

5. Envelopes

6. Rhythm and amplitude transients

7. Intro to Audacity software(click to download)

Audacity User Manual

Essential Question:

Why is it necessary to define the properties of sound?


Download Sounds

Procedure - Agenda: 

New Idea - Properties of sound

Discuss and define the elements of sound

Sound waves

Physics of sound

Kahn Academy - Sound

Sound Properties 1

Sound Properties 2

Sound Properties 3

Learning Goal: Students will understand the importance of understanding music technology. Students will understand what sound is and how we qualify and quatify sound.

bottom of page