ERIC Number: EJ860298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Fourier Analysis of Musical Intervals
LoPresto, Michael C.
Physics Teacher, v46 n8 p486-489 Nov 2008
Use of a microphone attached to a computer to capture musical sounds and software to display their waveforms and harmonic spectra has become somewhat commonplace. A recent article in "The Physics Teacher" aptly demonstrated the use of MacScope in just such a manner as a way to teach Fourier analysis. A logical continuation of this project is to use MacScope not just to analyze the Fourier composition of musical tones but also musical intervals.
Descriptors: Intervals, Music, Audio Equipment, Computers, Acoustics, Computer Software, Scientific Principles, Physics, Teaching Methods
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