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Midi/Electronic Music

 

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MUSIC-091 Music Technology for Music Majors

This course is a hands-on intro to notation and sequencer programs using MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Students will be able to produce professional looking music score and lead sheets using current music notation software, and MIDI sequences using current sequencing software. With notation programs, students will understand the concept of notation, score layout and advanced notation techniques. Students will be able to reproduce simple songs for publication, distribution, copyright and archive. With sequencing programs, students understand the MIDI language, the basics of putting together a MIDI sequence, and some multiple MIDI channels and sound modules, and records their project unto a standard professional recording media. Students will be able to demonstrate how synthesizers, computers and electronic musical devices are connected. Students will learn to use MIDI studio equipment (synthesizers, computers, drum machines, effects, modules, multi-track recorders) for musical compositions and performance.

 

MUSIC-093 Studio Music Production I

For students wanting to produce music using professional music studio equipment. With this lecture/demonstration and hands-on class, students will be able to build music studio and learn the basic operation of electronic musical equipment. The pieces of electronic musical equipment include MIDI synthesizer, music workstations, computer workstations, groove boxes, drum machines, soft-synthesizers, sequencers, and new products as the industry advances. This is an introductory course and it is intended to build a strong foundation in understanding studio music operation, whether the student is interested in composing, making beats and/or being a producer.

 

MUSIC-094 Studio Music Production II

For students wanting to produce music using professional music studio equipment. Students will be able to learn various styles of music production. Music styles to be explored include Rap, Jazz, Classical, Rock, Metal, Popular, R&B, and new styles as they emerge. With this lecture/demonstration and hands-on class, students will also be able to learn intermediate level operation of electronic musical equipment. The pieces of electronic musical equipment include MIDI synthesizer, music workstations, Digital Audio workstations, samplers, groove boxes, drum machines, soft-synthesizers, sequencers, and new products as the industry advances. This is an intermediate level course and it is intended to improve upon the strong foundation in understanding studio music operation. The course is aimed at students who are interested in composing, making beats and/or being a producer.

 

MUSIC-095 Studio Music Production III

For students wanting more advanced production of music using professional music studio equipment. Students will learn various styles of music production in depth. Music styles to be discussed include Rap, Jazz, Classical, Rock, Metal, Popular, R&B, and new styles as they emerge. With this lecture/demonstration and hands-on class, students will also be able to learn advanced level operation of electronic musical equipment. The pieces of electronic musical equipment include MIDI synthesizer, music workstations, Digital Audio Workstations, multi-track recorders, samplers, groove boxes, drum machines, soft-synthesizers, sequencers, and new products as the industry advances. This is an advanced level course and it is intended to further improve upon the foundation in operating studio music equipment. The course is aimed at students who are further interested in composing, making beats and/or being a producer.