Sound, Pitch, Dynamics and Tone Color
A helpful on line appendix of many terms associated with sound, pitch, dynamics
and tone color. The site contains sound file examples from classic and great
works, illustrative of key terms, which can be uploaded. Additionally, examples
of basic rhythmic concepts, including syncopation, are playable from the screen.
Another valuable resource related to this site is http://www.muc.edu/~miskeljp/intro/kamien/1/1.htm.
This Appendix provides examples and definitions for key terms related to the
elements of music.
Sound Wave Fundamentals
Basic concepts relating to the theory of sound--including speed, displacement,
interference, intensity and the doppler effect, are presented at this site.
Each concept is introduced with helpful visuals, as well as representative sound
The Physics Classroom
Sound theory, sound properties and human sound perception, are succinctly presented
at this site, with simple animations employed as example easily readable from
This is a free digital oscilloscope, which can be easily uploaded for use on
a PC computer.
This site contains a synopsis of the musical piece.
Wagner on the Web: Reflections on Lohengrin, by Mark Twain
Excerpts from Mark Twain's experiences at a European performance of Lohengrin,
written in his book, "a Tramp Abroad," are included here.
Duke Ellington at Jazz Web
On line resources available for the life and times of Duke Ellington.
Questions-- Using the Websites provided above, answer the following questions