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MUS 119 - Introduction to Music Technology

Credits: 3
1.5 Lecture Hours 1.5 Studio Hours

This course introduces students to the technologies used in music production. It covers Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) principles and techniques, as well as the computer applications and outboard equipment used by professional audio engineers. The software used in this class includes programs for audio editing, sequencing and score writing. Instruction is combined with practical application on a digital audio workstation.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the development of MIDI and its impact on the music industry. 
  2. Identify the utility of specific audio engineering equipment.
  3. Operate the hardware and software components of a digital audio workstation.
  4. Create musical scores using music notation software.
  5. Summarize the theoretical scope and practical application of music technology.
Listed Topics
  1. MIDI
  2. Digital audio workstation
  3. Audio editing
  4. Sequencing
  5. Sound and hearing
  6. Score writing
Reference Materials
textbook, internet, digital audio workstation, music sequencing and editing software, music notation software.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/19/2016

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