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Electronic Music I
Course: MTC191

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   4 Period(s)   4 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T Lab Load


Description: An introduction to producing music with Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) configurations consisting of computers, printers, synthesizers, and other compatible MIDI instruments



MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe MIDI function and its application to MIDI configurations. (I)
2. Apply basic principles of acoustics in constructing sequenced compositions. (I, II)
3. Utilize computer, printer, and appropriate software for producing music scores and inputting song data. (III)
4. Demonstrate ability to operate synthesizers and other compatible MIDI instruments. (III)
5. Produce, perform, and record sequenced song arrangements from the standard repertoire. (IV)
 
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Introduction to Electronic Music
   A. Overview of the history of electronic music
   B. Development of analog and digital synthesis
   C. History of MIDI D Implications of MIDI for the future of music
   E. Electronic music in the home studio, albums, movies, video, commercials, and live performance
II. Concepts in Acoustics and Music Synthesis
   A. Basic harmonic structure and sound waves
   B. Envelopes and wave forms
   C. Analog/subtractive synthesis
   D. Sampling
III. Use of Hardware and Software
   A. Computer and printer
   B. Synthesizers and other compatible MIDI instruments
   C. Word processing software notation and sequencing software
      1. Initialize disks
      2. Open programs
      3. Cut, copy, and paste
      4. Create and save files
      5. Mouse and keyboard commands
      6. Print hard copy
   D. MIDI basics and MIDI daisy chain configuration
IV. Music Production
   A. Composition at the computer
   B. Print out scores and parts
   C. Sequence songs for public performance
   D. Documentation of projects
      1. Diary of work sessions using a standard word processing package
      2. Copy songs to tape
   C. Sequence songs for public performance
   D. Documentation of projects
         a. Diary of work sessions using a standard word processing package
         b. Copy songs to tape
 
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 2/23/1999

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