Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Durbin, Kelly
Discipline and Number
MUSI 2319 Section 002
F Time 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Course Title
Digital Music I

Description of Course:

Digital Music 1: MIDI lab serves as an introduction to MIDI sequencing, digital audio recording, and music notation software.
Students will have an opportunity to be creative on several levels, ranging from editing the sounds of already created music to creating their own compositions.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
• Demonstrate the ability to assemble a basic midi/audio recording studio.
• Demonstrate the ability to record and edit both midi and digital audio data from within a sequencer program (such as Digital Performer or Logic).
• Demonstrate various methods for inputting both midi and audio information into a sequencer program.
• Demonstrate various methods of inputting midi data into a notation program.
• Demonstrate the ability to produce professional quality printed music.
• Demonstrate the ability to convert midi files to digital audio.
• Demonstrate the ability to burn their projects onto an audio CD.
• Complete numerous projects, including (but not limited to) musical pieces, sound collages, and an advertising commercial.
• Produce projects utilizing both midi and digital audio, which may in turn be combined with digital videos, games, or other multimedia projects.

Required Texts:

• Producing Music With Digital Performer (Berklee Press)
• An inexpensive, portable set of stereo headphones with mini plug and ¼” adapter.
• Flash drive or other media for storing large files. 4 GB or greater recommended.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Prerequisite: NONE. Although not required, a basic knowledge of music fundamentals is recommended in order to enroll in this class.

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