2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Musical Instruments: Design, Build, Play


Winter 2013 quarter

Bob Woods sculpture
Fields of Study
visual arts
Preparatory for studies or careers in
musical instrument design, sound design, experimental music

In accompaniment to the study of musical sound, participants will construct a series of simple musical instruments that incorporate a vibrating membrane, vibrating string(s), or column of air. These unique soundings will present further exploration of scales/tunings, electrification, composition and more. We will practice playing our instruments together with help from a guest artist. No previous experience (musical or otherwise) is required, and all levels (especially musical) are welcome. Required text: Musical Instrument Design by Bart Hopkin.

Advertised Schedule
5:30-9:30p Tue
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$80 for project materials and supplies
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
November 8th, 2012 Class meeting day changed from Thursdays to Tuesdays.