Everyone’s eyes glazed over.
The instructor continued drawing on the whiteboard, explaining how sounds are made up of a mix of frequencies.
The class was The Physics of Sound — a joint effort between the music and engineering schools.
The music students struggled to understand waveforms and the physics of sound. The engineering students struggled to grasp the concepts of pitch and timbre.
I could feel the confusion and overwhelm permeating the room.
What was missing?
In a word…