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MUSIC 171 - Music Technology 1

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of music-making using computer hardware and software. The course will examine the basic functions of digital audio workstation (DAW) software as well as hardware and software synthesizers through hands-on experience and experimentation. The course will also introduce the student to current software applications that emphasize music performance and composition with the assistance of MIDI hardware and a desktop computer.

Prerequisites: MUSIC 104  and MUSIC 121  or Consent of department
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Applied Liberal Arts | Humanities
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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Course Competencies
  1. Demonstrate the application of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and the data protocol transmitted via MIDI.
  2. Demonstrate the basic functions of a multitimbral synthesizer.
  3. Demonstrate the basic functions of an audio interface.
  4. Demonstrate the basic functions of a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software program.
  5. Demonstrate the function of digital audio in the context of DAW software.
  6. Create music using keyboard controllers and other MIDI devices.
  7. Create music using synthesizers and digital audio through the use of DAW software.
  8. Determine appropriate technology for specific musical needs.
  9. Resolve problems that arise in using music technology.

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