2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Musical Instruments: Design, Build, Play

Winter quarter

Faculty: Bob Woods sculpture

Fields of Study: music and visual arts

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20309 (8) Fr; 20310 (8) So - Sr  

Credits: 8(W)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior; 25% of the seats are reserved for freshmenFreshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening


In accompaniment to the study of the physics of musical sound, participants will construct a series of simple musical instruments that incorporate a vibrating membrane, vibrating string(s), or column of air. These unique soundings will present further exploration of scales/tunings, electrification, composition and more. We will practice playing our instruments together under the direction of a guest artist, culminating in a possible performance during week 10. No previous experience (musical or otherwise) is required – and all levels (especially musical) are welcome. Required text: Musical Instrument Design by Bart Hopkin

Maximum Enrollment: 16

Advertised Schedule: 5:30-9:30p Tue/Thu

Required Fees: $90 for materials, supplies, tools, and performance admission

Preparatory for studies or careers in: Physics of Musical Sound, Musical Instrument Design, Experimental music.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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