Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sound and Music oral exams

The most authentic assessment technique I’ve ever used is oral exams. By authentic, I mean that I can really get to know what my students know. I can dig through their misuse of vocabulary and their bluster to find out … Continue reading

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Fourier analysis for non-scientists

Yesterday I went on twitter to try to get some help on teaching Fourier analysis for my sound and music class: teaching fourier theory to non-sci-Ss. Goal: that it's possible (to find freqs). not-a-goal: teach slickest way to do the … Continue reading

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Sound and music update

Well, we’re a month into my “Physics of Sound and Music” class, and I thought I’d put some notes down as to how I think it’s going. I did a lot of planning for this course, using this blog to … Continue reading

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