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Electronic Music II
Course: MTC192

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Continued study of creating music with computers, utilizing the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) configurations, audio editing, and music software/hardware at the intermediate level. Emphasis on more complex configurations and their applications in compositions.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe selected intermediate-level topics in the history of electronic music. (I)
2. Utilize critical listening skills in discussion on musical examples. (I)
3. Demonstrate intermediate-level Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) applications in music composition. (II)
4. Demonstrate intermediate-level digital audio techniques in music composition. (II)
5. Explore and employ processes to create interactive music performances. (II)
6. Utilize intermediate-level electro-acoustic music techniques. (II)
7. Apply complex principles of electronic music composition and arranging. (III)
8. Create and produce compositions for presentation/performance in class. (IV)
9. Create and produce a portfolio of electronic music projects. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Critical topics in electronic music
   A. Historical techniques, developments, and innovators in electronic music
      1. Musique concr?te
      2. Synthesis
      3. Sampling
      4. Interactivity in music
      5. Sound installations
   B. Critical listening from a historical perspective
II. Intermediate techniques of electronic music composition
   A. Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) implementation, recording, and editing
   B. Digital audio
      1. Editing in music software
      2. Manipulation with digital signal processing
   C. Sound synthesis
   D. Sampling
   E. Introduction to interactive and programming technologies
III. Intermediate principles of composition
   A. Form
   B. Melody
   C. Timbre
   D. Harmony
   E. Texture
   F. Analysis
   G. Phrasing
IV. Intermediate music production
   A. Recording, editing, mixing, and exporting final composition
   B. Create compositions for presentation/performance
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

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