TTT4197 - Music Acoustics and Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Introduction to acoustical perspectives concerning music, musical instruments and music perception.
Topics: Acoustics of musical instruments, playability and control. Musical sound sources and radiation. Music informatics and music signal Processing for analyses and synthesis. The hearing mechanism, function and limitation. Perception. Psycho Acoustics. Music psychology.

Learning outcome

The candidate has
- Thorough knowledge about music instruments and the acoustical aspects of music performance
- Good knowledge about music analysis, that is, analysis of the music viewed as a signal
- Good knowledge about music synthesis, in particular physics based simulation
- Thorough knowledge about the structure and functioning of the hearing sense; perception and experience of music in rooms
The candidate is able to
- Describe music as a signal (time, frequency, amplitude)
- Describe the structure, functioning, use and control of acoustical instruments
- Perform a physically based simulation of some type of music instrument

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and theoretical exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Øvinger

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Excerpts from books, and papers, that will be specified at the course start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTT4190 7.5 01.09.2014
TT2010 3.7 01.09.2015
TT3010 3.7 01.09.2015
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Build Acoustics
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Multidisciplinary Information and Communication Technology
  • Applied Electrical Engineering
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Musicology
  • Music Technology
  • Music Performance Studies
  • Psychology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 C 2019-12-11 15:00
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 16
Summer UTS Written examination 100/100 C
Room Building Number of candidates
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