TT2010 - Music Signal and Audio Perception


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours

Course content

This course gives basic introduction to sound description and signal analyses, hearing mechanism (audiology), sound perception and music psychology. Sound examples and listening exercises.

Learning outcome

This course forms the basic understanding of music as a signal and as a sound stimulus, understanding of the hearing mechanism and hearing function in addition to music perception and memory.

The purpose is to make the student capable of
- Understand the construction of music as an acoustical signal
- Understand, analyze and describe music signal in the time and frequency domain
- Understand the physiology and function of the hearing mechanism
- Understand brain physiology concerning sound processing, experience and memory.

This will give the student reasonable background to
- Analyze and describe music as an acoustical/electrical signal
- Describe links between sound stimulus and sound experience
- Produce music formed to fill certain demands and constraints.

General competence:
The goal is to achieve
- Understanding of music as an audio signal
- Understanding of simple measuring methods and signal processing
- Understanding of hearing as the primary sense for music experience.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and aural training.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Articles and book chapters

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTX/H03 7.5
TTT4197 3.7 01.09.2015
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Information Technology and Informatics
  • Music Technology
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home exam 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation

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