Electrical engineering is a field that majorly involves the use of technology in the designing, developing, and testing electrical devices. Majors in electrical engineering focuses on the physics of electricity and magnetism, analysis and design tools of engineering, and circuits and system mathematics. If one takes a course in engineering, they are trained on how to design and make products, which are safe and can enhance human life. This course is not popular to many for it is very demanding and involving; therefore many beginners feel that they are not prepared. As a result, many joining the course find it challenging hence a large number end up dropping (Dan, 55). In order to solve such issues, the idea of using of concepts from popular disciplines like music in engineering was adopted.
Music is an artistic discipline commonly loved and enjoyed by a big population unlike other disciplines. Many prefer to pursue courses in areas they are comfortable and enjoy dealing with. Music and musical concepts are familiar areas of study unlike disciplines like engineering, physics or mechanics. Music is enjoyable and nearly all people have experienced music in their own way. it is a wide field of study, which is related to many other disciplines in different ways.
Like other areas of study music and engineering are related in that, many of musical instrument require engineering knowledge in their designing. Music is majorly on transmission of sound and for that to happen engineering knowledge is required (Smith103). Due to these relations and the popularity of music, it has been incorporated in other disciplines for different to increase their popularity. For instance, the incorporation of musical concepts in unfamiliar disciplines make...
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...he program by students has been stunning. This has been measured by the increased enrollment in the program. Similarly, students’ evaluation scores have consistently been rising showing the success of incorporation in this course. This practice calls for the merging of music and engineering population. This has led to students from different disciplines understanding and appreciating each other. The continued support of electronic engineering by music has been a success.
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Oxford’s dictionary defines music: as vocal or instrumental sounds or both, combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. Music, as a form of expression and communication, comes in many forms and styles: classical, folk, country, rock, and electronic
Most successful musicians know a hidden art carried out by the work of a good sound engineer; it is essential for a magnificent album. For the rest of us novice listeners and fans, we believe what we hear through our speakers or played over the radio are the true skilled professional musicians, soaring at their craft. Most contemporary music, from pop to R&B and acid jazz to the sophisticated realm of orchestral film scores, has been modernized by several inventions encased within the studio. The art of audio engineering has taken on new forms, from the nuts and bolts, "plug it in, and see if it works" era into the digital world, because of these wonderfully tragic solutions to a higher pace of life. A musician's art have been made solely because of it, and others have been destroyed and humiliated by it. The complex new inventions of technology shape the adaptive method of studio recording and production however caused a drastic negative musical degrading of our beloved art.
Music is an art that combines vocal and instrumental sounds to produce something that gives different emotions to the listeners. Music can make a person sad, happy and romantic at the same time. Playing an instrument is also a music, not only singing a song. I had this misunderstanding that music has the song and the musical instrument included in it. But I realized that musical instruments have more importance and beauty than a song including in it.
According to dictionary.com, music is “an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, and color.” Music is the product of sound waves coming from anything making a melodic tone. There are different genera’s of music, ranging from rock to pop to classical. Each person likes different genera’s of music.
The music industry constantly evolves depending on what people listen to. Often times, after listening to similar music for so long, the audience craves a different sound. Because of the audience’s need for variety, integral technological parts of music such as the electric guitar, samplers, and synthesizers, gained traction and became a part of music history. Recently, auto-tune has become a similar important technological aspect for the music of today.
To fully understand any musical style, one must be able to analyze the various elements of music as they exist in that particular style. In this first musical close-up, we shall briefly describe these elements of music. In subsequent musical close-ups, we shall examine one or another of these elements in greater detail as it pertains to a given style or topic.
The first thing I think of when I hear the word music is country or hip-hop, because that is what I mainly listen too. I listen to country music the most, and I can relate the songs to my life. They sing a lot about trucks, women, and drinking beer, and I would say that is a big part of my life, especially drinking beer. I grew up in rural Montana and all my friends parents were farmers or ranchers. My hometown reminds me of the places that country singers sing a lot about and I can relate to that. Relating music to my major might be a bit more difficult. Music itself might not be engineered, but musical instruments have to be engineered to make the right sound come out of them. All musical instruments that are created are engineered by someone and they all have different designs. The design of an instrument depends a lot on what sound it produces and to change the sound you need engineering.
Physics is all around us, and yet we always overlook it. We see, hear or feel something happen but never stop to question why. Physics will tell us why. Music plays a part in everyone's lives. So much so that it is often overlooked and the technicalities of it are unappreciated. Sure there are times when we listen carefully to the music behind the songs we hear, we may focus on the rhythm or the harmonies, but we never think of what it took to make the sounds that we are hearing. In this paper, I will explain the physics musical instruments. I will describe and define sound in psychics terms and then describe how different instruments create their unique sounds.
It has been scientists' belief that music must have been present in the ancestral population prior to the dispersal of humans around the world. Therefore it is believed that music must have been in existence for at least 50,000 years, with the first music being invented in Africa and then evolving into becoming a fundamental constituent of human life. Any culture of music is influenced by the aspect of their culture, including their social and economic organization, climate, and access to technology. People express their emotions and ideas through their music. Music expresses the situations and how music is listened to and played. The attitude towards music players and composers varies between regions and periods of history. Music history" is the distinct subfield of musicology and history which studies music (particularly western art music) from a chronological perspective. ("History of Music")
What does music mean to you? Music is something that has been around for many years. It started out as just some drums and a few instruments, but has changed a lot over time. The dictionary defines music as “an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.” When I think of music I think of it has a story combined with instrumental sounds. Over the years, it has changed so much, some for the good and the bad. There are many different types of music and different emotions it will bring.
Both music and mathematics have concepts, and special symbols. What is a musical key? What is a number? The meanings of things in both regimens are somewhat vague, unless you understand what they are. You cannot define a number, but you know what they are much of the time and you can use them. It is no different with a musical notion like a major key. Once you know what it means you can tell if you have found one, though you cannot figure out the definition of it still. There are many things in music that are obviously math-related, and many musical notions can be explained in numbers. But it is important to know that numbers do not simply specify music; instead, music is a way to listen to numbers, to bring them into the real world of our senses.
Music and mathematics are incredible forms of art that have been apart of every day life for centuries and continue to do so. It seems that most people would not consider mathematics to fall under the category of art because generally the stereotypical thoughts of math consist of numbers and equations. However, art is defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. Math is a skill that humans have developed overtime and it is a prominent factor that is integrated in music. Though it is not literally seen or heard, aspects of mathematics are present in not only the physical sound but also in the theory of music.
Trigonometry is the branch of mathematics that is based off on the study of triangles. This study help define the relations between the different angle measures of a triangle with the lengths of their sides. Even though trigonometry is the study of triangles, it is mostly used to study right angled triangles with the six functions: sine, cosine and tangent, and their reciprocals cosecant, secant, and cotangent. These functions are made by the corresponding points to the infinite number of angles that are present when continuously rotated in the unit circle. Because of this, each of the trigonometry functions has a tendency to repeat itself after every complete rotation around the unit circle. (Pierce) Since everything in math can be applied in real-life situations and problem, trigonometry has many applications in the real world as well, such as in architecture, astronomy, and in music. Likewise, the purpose of this essay is to further explore and research the real world applications of trigonometry in music. Music is a subject that intrigues me because it is like a whole other language on its own. It is very unique with its notation system and different styles, just like in literature. Thus, I wanted to learn more about its background so it can help me to better understand its concepts, like how the human ear receives music and how it can interpret high notes and/or low notes when it is by itself or when it is harmonized with others.