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Lecture Notes on Music Perception and Cognition by David Meredith


You can find an overview of my course on Music Perception and Cognition here.


2004 Lectures on Music Perception and Cognition,
Module III: Music Information, Acoustics and Acoustic Ecology,
M.Sc./Postgraduate Diploma in Music Information Technology,
Department of Music, City University, London

Date of lecture Subject of lecture Files to download
20 February 2004 Musical Metre
27 February 2004 Completion of Musical Metre
Beginning of Musical grouping structure
5 March 2004 Completion of Musical grouping structure Beginning of Auditory stream segregation (Sequential integration)
12 March 2004 Completion of Auditory stream segregation (Sequential integration)
Beginning of The Perception and Cognition of Pitch Structure in Tonal Music
19 March 2004 Completion of The Perception and Cognition of Pitch Structure in Tonal Music

2003 Lectures on Music Perception and Cognition,
Part II Module
BMus/BSc in Music
Department of Music, City University, London

File Description
Extra information for course (PDF, 40KB) Extra information on various matters relating to the course (e.g., lecture times, exam date, assessment scheme etc.)
Sound waves and the peripheral auditory system
Whole document in single PDF file (3.7MB)
Document split into two parts without sound examples: Part 1, Pages 1--24, PDF, (484KB),
Part 2, Pages 25--49, PDF, (1.1MB).
Lecture notes (including reference list and suggested reading) for lecture delivered on Tuesday 6 May 2003 and for part of lecture delivered on Thursday 8 May 2003. (Click on the waveforms in slide 6 to hear the tones!)
Assignment 1 Question (PDF, 16KB) Question for Assignment 1 (deadline for submission is end of lecture on Tuesday 13 May 2003.)
Musical Metre (PDF, 624KB) Lecture notes for lectures delivered on Tuesday 13 May 2003 and Thursday 15 May 2003.
Assignment 2 Question (PDF, 40KB) Question for Assignment 2 (deadline for submission is end of lecture on Tuesday 20 May 2003.)
Musical Grouping Structure (PDF, 484KB) Lecture notes for lectures delivered on Tuesday 20 May 2003 and Thursday 22 May 2003. (This is a slightly updated version of my MSc in MIT lecture on the same subject (see below).)
Assignment 3 Question (PDF, 52KB) Question for Assignment 3 (deadline for submission is end of lecture on Tuesday 27 May 2003.)
Auditory stream segregation (Sequential integration) (PDF, 1.2MB) Lecture notes for lecture delivered on Tuesday 27 May 2003 and part of lecture delivered on Thursday 29 May 2003.
Assignment 4 Questions (PDF, 220KB) Questions for Assignment 4 (deadline for submission is end of lecture on Tuesday 3 June 2003.)
The Perception and Cognition of Pitch Structure in Tonal Music (PDF, 1.5MB) Lecture notes for lectures delivered on Tuesday 3 June 2003 and Thursday 5 June 2003.
Assignment 5 Questions (PDF, 34KB) Questions for Assignment 5. (Deadline for submission is 5:00pm on Tuesday 10 June 2003. Completed assignments should be handed in to the Music Office.)

2003 Lectures on Music Perception and Cognition,
Module III: Music Information, Acoustics and Acoustic Ecology,
M.Sc./Postgraduate Diploma in Music Information Technology,
Department of Music, City University, London

Date of lecture Subject of lecture Files to download
28 February 2003 Musical metrical structure
7 March 2003 Musical grouping structure
14 March 2003 Auditory stream segregation (Sequential integration)
28 March 2003 The Perception and Cognition of Pitch Structure in Tonal Music
4 April 2003 Music and the Auditory System

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