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ERIC Number: EJ938307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Learning from Looking at Sound: Using Multimedia Spectrograms to Explore World Music
Thibeault, Matthew D.
General Music Today, v25 n1 p50-55 Oct 2011
This article details the use of multimedia spectrogram displays for visualizing and understanding music. A section on foundational considerations presents similarities and differences between Western musical scores and spectrograms, in particular the benefit in avoiding Western notation when using music from a culture where representation through the use of a score may misrepresent that culture. Four examples from the author's own teaching and research detail applications of multimedia spectrograms. A tutorial provides guidance for generating spectrograms using the free program Audacity. The article closes with three extension projects suitable for classroom teachers to use with their students. (Contains 1 note and 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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