Slides from PyCon 2013 tutorial reformatted for self-study. Code at https://github.com/mchua/pycon-sigproc, original description follows: Why do pianos sound different from guitars? How can we visualize how deafness affects a child's speech? These are signal processing questions, traditionally tackled only by upper-level engineering students with MATLAB and differential equations; we're going to do it with algebra and basic Python skills. Based on a signal processing class for audiology graduate students, taught by a deaf musician.