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Music Technology I (SCP) 802
TIME FRAME: ONE SEMESTER
01.2 THE ARTS - MUSIC
-- Students will create and arrange short songs and instrumental pieces within specified guidelines
-- Students will use a variety of sound sources when composing.
-- Students will compose short pieces within specified guidelines, demonstrating how the elements of music are used to achieve unity and variety, tension and release, and balance
-- Students will arrange simple pieces for voices or instruments other than those for which the pieces were written
-- Students will compose music in several distinct styles, demonstrating creativity in using the elements of music for expressive effect
-- Students will read whole, half, dotted half, quarter and eighth notes and rests in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meter signatures
01.2 THE ARTS - MUSIC
-- Students will use standard symbols to notate meter, rhythm, pitch and dynamics in simple patterns presented by the teacher
-- Students will identify and define standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation and expression
-- Students will use standard notation to record their musical ideas and the musical ideas of others
-- Students will read whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth and dotted notes and rests in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 3/8, and alla breve meter signatures
-- Students will analyze the uses of elements of music in aural examples representing diverse genres and cultures
-- Students will identify and explain compositional devices and techniques used to provide unity and variety and tension and release in a musical work, and give examples of other works that make similar uses of these devices and techniques.
01.2 THE ARTS - MUSIC
-- Students will devise criteria for evaluating performances and compositions
-- Students will explain, using appropriate music terminology, their personal preferences for specific musical works and styles.
-- Students will develop criteria for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of music performances and compositions and apply the criteria in their personal listening and performing
-- Students will evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their own and others' performances, compositions, arrangements and improvisations by applying specific criteria appropriate for the style of the music, and offer constructive suggestions for improvement.
-- Students will evolve specific criteria for making informed, critical evaluations of the quality and effectiveness of performances, compositions, arrangements and improvisations and apply the criteria in their personal participation in music
-- Students will identify a variety of music-related careers.
01.2 THE ARTS - MUSIC
-- Students will explain ways in which the principles and subject matter of music and various disciplines outside the arts are interrelated
-- Students will identify various uses of music in their daily experiences and describe characteristics that make certain music suitable for each use
04.2 LRIT - COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
-- Students will use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audio tapes, and other technologies
-- Students will use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities
-- Students will independently operate school computers and demonstrate ability to use the system's software and special features
-- Students will use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research
1) What are the basic elements of music theory?
2) What are the basic elements of a musical composition written in the classical technique?
3) How is computer technology used in musical composition?
4) What are the basic elements of a sound system and how do they work independently and together?
5) What are the different ways that sound can be recorded and played back?
6) What are the basics of musical ear training?
This course offers the student an opportunity to explore many facets of the music industry including composition, recording and arranging using the technologies available today including computers, mixing boards and the latest in digital synthesis. The fundamentals of music theory will be introduced and incorporated into the students' compositions. Fundamentals will include: intervals, major and minor key signatures, times signatures for simple and compound meter, triads and their inversions, harmonic progressions for major and minor keys, nonchord tones and accompaniment styles.
Also included in this course is an introduction to PA systems. Students will study elements of sound systems and how they work. Elements covered in this section will include: Anatomy and sound production of a speaker and its enclosures, microphones, sound cables, amplifiers, mixing boards, multitrack recording and a brief history of recorded sound.
Quizzes and tests will be given through out the semester to assess understanding from the students. In addition, student compositions will also be a graded portion of this class. Since the class is divided into two very different sections, a final exam as well as a final project will be given at the conclusion of each section.
In this course, the student will develop the ability to:
1) Recite and apply key signatures for all major and minor keys
2) Aurally and visually identify all major, minor, perfect, augmented and diminished intervals
3) Spell all chords diatonic to any major or minor key in root position and in their proper inversions
4) Compose a 16-measure composition using correct elements of melody, rhythm, time signature, key signature, harmonic progressions and voice leading. More advanced classes may ultimately compose longer musical compositions.
5) Compose and clap rhythms in simple and compound meter
6) Identify and correctly use nonchord tones in their compositions
7) Use the FINALE musical software to compose musical composition assignments
8) Identify, label and explain the different elements of a sound system
9) Identify and explain the different methods of recording sound
In this course, students will:
*Practice the skills and elements of music theory via homework, compositions and drills on the computer using the Music Lessons I software.
*Become proficient with the FINALE musical notation software.
*Explore their own creativity through their own musical compositions that will incorporate the basic elements of music theory.
*Complete a final project at the conclusion of each of the main sections of the course. The theory element will conclude with a final composition and the sound systems section will conclude with a recording studio project. The composition will include all the elements learned throughout the semester to that point within specific guidelines. The Recording Studio Project will consist of the following: Each student is given "$10,000" in which to "buy" equipment to set up a recording studio. Using the knowledge they have gained over the semester, the student will decide what equipment will serve his/her needs the best to have a successful studio.
Students will be assessed via:
Tests and quizzes given aurally as well as written
Quizzes taken using computer software
Musical compositions written within specific guidelines
Final projects for both the theory and sound system portions of the class
FINAL EXAM GRADE: Since the class is broken into two VERY different elements, it has been established that two seperate final exams should be given; one in theory and one for sound systems. The final exam grade will be calculated as such:
(Theory Exam Grade + Sound System Exam Grade)/2=Final Exam Grade
FINAL GRADE: The final grade for the course will be determined as such:
Q1=40% + Q2=40% + Final Exam Grade=20%=Final Grade
TEXTS MUSIC THEORY-
Tonal Harmony- with an introduction to Twentieth-Century Music
Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne
McGraw Hill Publishers
Tonal Harmony Workbook-Kostka/Payne
Harmony and Voice Leading-Text and Workbook
Edward Aldwell and Carl Schachter
Alfred Publishing Inc,.
TEXTS-SOUND AND RECORDING
Sound Check-The Basics of Sound and Sound Systems
Hal Leonard Publishers
George Petersen and Steven Oppenheimer
Hal Leonard Publishers
Audio Made Easy (Or How to be a Sound Engineer Without Really Trying)
Hal Leonard Publiushers
Synthesis-An Introduction to the History, Theory and Practice of Electronic Music
Multi Track Recording for Musicians
Midi Sequencing for Musicians
Editors of Keyboard Magazine
Finale Music Notation Software
Music Lessons I and II
Basics Of Sound-Video Series
The pace of this class is very dependent upon the msucal knowledge and talents of the class. A class that contains many musicians will be able to move at a much faster pace then those of nonmusicians. It is possible that the students will be able to continue further into music theory or the elements of sound production and recording if you have a faster moving class.