Properties of Sounds
Find out about the characteristics and musical parameters of sounds. Learn how to distinguish between different sounds and to identify the characteristics that we listen out for in music.
The spatial property of being crowded together.
You will begin to think about grouping sounds, based on their common properties or common source.
Learn about how some sounds are high, and others low.
Learn about loudness. How some sounds can appear louder than others.
And how it can be all a trick of the mind!
How can you describe the texture of sounds?
All sounds have a shape, and this shape is really important for what we hear.
Some sounds are so short that we cannot hear them as individual sounds. Equally, some sounds are so long that they began before we arrived, and will continue after we leave.
Some sounds we can recognise, others we can’t. What does this mean for music that is made with sounds?
The spatial position of sound is one of the most important elements in our experience of sound.
Learn how spaces influence, and add to, the sounds that travel through them and how this can be used in composition.
Messy vs. tidy sounds!