Joe Wolfe's projects
The Acoustics Lab offers a range of graduate and honours projects in voice acoustics and music acoustics. Contact us, because these have usually been developed in collaboration with the student. For example, a project on the fundamental physics of musical instrument X is usually easier (and more interesting) for a player of instrument X. Even for a voice, the physics of women's voices (where the vibration frequency is comparable with those of vocal tract resonances) are qualitatively different from the physics of men's voices. In music acoustics, we chiefly study the physics of the player-instrument interaction, chiefly in wind instruments. In the voice, we are interested in the fundamental physics of phonation, and how this is affected by the acoustic loading from the trachea and vocal tract. Visit us in LG6 if interested.
The lab's web site is at http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/music/
There is an introduction to voice physics at http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/waves-sound/human-sound/index.html