Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSC 174 - Introduction to Music Technology

An introductory course leading to a basic understanding and appreciation of the elements of music technology, including MIDI, computer music applications, digital audio recording, and sound design. This includes an examination of the elements, instruments, styles, and history of electronic music as well as an overview of necessary music theory. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): MUSC 141  or MUSC 184 , or consent of department. Computer experience (Completion of CMAP 106  is strongly recommended) and a background in music are preferred. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Define MIDI and explain its function in music technology
  • Create or arrange short mulititrack music compositions utilizing industry standard music technology software
  • Shape waveforms of electronic sounds and demonstrate and understanding for the fundamental concepts of sound design
  • Record digital audio and master to portable media
  • Identify electronic instruments and the trends in music technology from ca. 1900 to present
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of music notation, pitch, and rhythm as they relate to music technology applications
  • Demonstrate proficiency in navigating a Microsoft Windows operating system

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