Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Musicianship Skills 4 (Ear Training for Sound Design)

MUS-A 241 / 2 Cr.

This class focuses on the development of ear training skills specific to sound design in music technology. By the completion of the semester, students should be able to demonstrate a proficient knowledge in areas including:

  1. Basic acoustics theory
  2. Aural identification of waveforms and sonic characteristics related to electronic/computer music
  3. An introductory knowledge of electronic/computer music history, including important works and composers
  4. Aural identification of important works in electronic/computer music history 
  • Think, speak and write clearly and effectively about major concepts of acoustics theory; (PUL1; NASM 1)
  • Understand fundamental techniques used in sound synthesis; (PUL 1e, NASM 17)
  • Research compositions written by pioneering composers in the field; (PUL 5a, b, and c, 6, NASM 3)
  • Grow a working knowledge of technological developments. (PUL 1e, NASM 18)
Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs)
PUL 1, 1e, 5a, b, and c, and 6.
NASM Standards
NASM 1, 3, 17, and 18.