MP-102 : Digital Music Sequencing

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: MP-102 Digital Music Sequencing

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 class hours, 2 laboratory hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): MP-101 and MUS-111, both completed with a grade of C or better

Co-requisites (if any): MUS-112 and MUS-132

Course Description in college catalog:

An introduction to the use of synthesizers and computers in the production of sequencer-based compositions. Students apply basic techniques by working with professional sequencing programs and synthesizers in the Music Technology Lab.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Degree in Music Production

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Learn practical techniques and methods for creating musical content through class lectures and demonstrations using software applications and computer workstations

2. Gain an understanding of the architecture of electronic keyboards, and of fundamental concepts related to computer systems, digital audio, MIDI, sound synthesis, sound effects processing, and mixing and mastering.

3. Ample attention will be given to understanding how this technology has shaped and defined electronic music over the past 50 years.

Program-specific outcomes

Prepare students who wish to pursue a career in music and recording industries by providing an innovative program that integrates musicianship, music production and recording studio training.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

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