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VIŠER

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Applied Studies

Belgrade

Musical Instruments Course code: 161307 | 6 ECTS credits

Basic information
Level of Studies: Undergraduate applied studies
Year of Study: 2
Semester: 4
Requirements:
Goal: Students are educated to be able to read orchestral sheets and to achieve basic knowledge about musical instruments
Outcome: Students will be able to attend courses of Audio recording, Audio wiring and Musical production successfully.
Contents of the course
Theoretical instruction:
  1. 1. Introduction. Notes, keys, note frequencies.
  2. 2. Intervals. Just and equal temperament scales.
  3. 3. Major scale. The circle of fifths.
  4. 4. Minor scale. Some other scales.
  5. 5. Notes and note duration. Pauses.
  6. 6. Rhythm. Tempo and dynamics. Articulation.
  7. 7. Basics of Musical acoustics: sound; intensity, pitch, timbre and duration of musical instrument tone.
  8. 8. String instruments. Tonal and directional characteristics.
  9. 9. Woodwind and brass instruments. Tonal and directional characteristics.
  10. 10. Keyboard instruments. Tonal and directional characteristics.
  11. 11. Percussion instruments.
  12. 12. Electric and electronic instruments.
  13. 13. Human voice. Chorus.
  14. 14. Chamber orchestra, philharmonic orchestra and other ensembles.
Practical instruction (Problem solving sessions/Lab work/Practical training):
  1. Practical training program follows the lecture.
Textbooks and References
  1. Sonja Krstić: Akustika muzičkih instrumenata, VIŠER, Beograd, 2009.
  2. Sonja Krstić, Vladimir Cerić: Muzički instrumenti – priručnik za laboratorijske vežbe, VIŠER, Beograd, 2016.
  3. Neville Fletcher, Thomas Rossing: The Physics of Musical Instruments - Springer Verlag, New York, 2008
  4. S. Krstić, Muzički instrumentiu elektronskoj formi, VIŠER, Beograd, 2016
Number of active classes (weekly)
Lectures: 3
Practical classes: 2
Other types of classes: 0
Grading (maximum number of points: 100)
Pre-exam obligations
Points
activities during lectures
10
activities on practial excersises
30
seminary work
30
colloquium
0
Final exam
Points
Written exam
30
Oral exam
0