MUC301: Computer Music (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Computer Music
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The computer music course is designed to introduce students to basic synthesizer techniques, musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) concepts, recording techniques, programmable rhythm mailing techniques, music composition, and software applications.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will include, but will not be limited to, the following activities: multi-track digital recording, frequency modulation (FM) programming, pulse code modulation theory, and rhythmic and melodic performance.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to enter a musical composition on the computer via a MIDI controlled synthesizer and to create an original music composition that is three minutes in length.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the computer music course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate use of the sequencer program.
- Understand and use the concepts of MIDI.
- Demonstrate a use of the music notation-printing program.
- Understand and use the concepts of melody, timbre, harmony, and rhythm.