Maricopa Community Colleges  MTC191   19916-19995 
Official Course Description:   MCCCD Approval:  02/26/91  
MTC191      19916-19995 L+L 3 Credit(s) 4 Period(s)
Electronic Music I
An introduction to producing music with Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) configuration consisting of computers, printers, synthesizers, and other compatible MIDI instruments. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
MTC191   19916-19995 Electronic Music I
1. Describe MIDI function and its application to MIDI configurations. (I)
2. Apply basic principles of acoustics in constructing sequenced compositions. (I, II)
3. Utilize computer, printer, and appropriate software for producing music scores and inputting song data. (III)
4. Demonstrate ability to operate synthesizers and other compatible MIDI instruments. (III)
5. Produce, perform, and record sequenced song arrangements from the standard repertoire. (IV)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
MTC191   19916-19995 Electronic Music I
    I. Introduction to electronic music
        A. Overview of the history of electronic music
        B. Development of analog and digital synthesis
        C. History of MIDI
        D. Implications of MIDI for the future of music
        E. Electronic music in the home studio, albums, movies, video, commercials, and live performance
      II. Concepts in acoustics and music synthesis
          A. Basic harmonic structure and sound waves
          B. Envelopes and wave forms
          C. Analog/subtractive synthesis
          D. Digital/frequency modulation (FM) synthesis
          E. Wave shaping/phase distortion (PD) synthesis
          F. Vector/hybrid synthesis
          G. Sampling
        III. Use of hardware and software
            A. Computer and printer
            B. Synthesizers and other compatible MIDI instruments
            C. Word processing software notation and sequencing software
              1. Inititalize disks
              2. Open programs
              3. Cut, copy, and paste
              4. Create and save files
              5. Mouse and keyboard commands
              6. Print hard copy
            D. MIDI basics and MIDI daisy chain configuration
          IV. Music Production
              A. Composition at the computer
              B. Print out scores and parts
              C. Sequence songs for public performance
              D. Documentation of projects
                  a. Diary of work sessions using a standard word processing package
                  b. Copy songs to tape
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