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Electronic Music Production – Level 1

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24aug5:00 pm6:00 pmElectronic Music Production - Level 1Electronic Music Production - Level 1CLASS DATES AND TIMES

Meeting Expired on August 26, 2020 6:00 pm

 

ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION LEVEL 1

The primary goal of this class is to help music lovers learn something about technology and computing/gaming lovers to learn something about music. We hope to see our students develop a strong interest in Computational Thinking and learn how to apply the skills to music making, electronically. By the end of the class, students will produce a compilation of Electronic Music they will share with friends, family and fellow classmates during a recital.

What do all these movies have in common?  They were all forms of electronic music produced for major movie productions and similar skills students of this class will acquire.  Aside from producing amazing musical beats, the primary goal of this class is to help

music lovers learn something about technology and computing/gaming lovers learn something about music

 

 

Objectives: By the end of the course, students will be able to:

1. Listen to music critically and understand a song’s elements and structure
2. Understand the concepts of making music on a computer
3. Create and program an original track from scratch on a computer
4. Perform / remix that original track live

Goal: Have fun making music

Tool: Ableton Live 9 Intro

Prerequisites: An interest in music technology. While useful, students do not need to know how to read or play music.

 

Course Curriculum

Session 1: An Introduction to Electronic Music (Focus: Listening Critically)
Session 2: Gimme a Beat! (Focus: Learning to Program Beats and Rhythms)
Session 3: Drop the Bass (Focus: Learning How to Program Leads, Melodies and Bass)
Session 4: Synthesizer Basics (Focus: Learning How Circuits / Computers Generate Basic Sounds)
Session 5: Let’s Sample That (Focus: Learning the Art and Science of Sampling)
Session 6: Finishing Your Track (Focus: Adding Effects and Sparkle to the Track)
Session 7: Performing Life (Focus: Learning How to take the Track and Perform and Remix it Live)
Session 8: Are You Ready? (Focus: Review of the Class and Ensuring Everyone is Ready to Apply the Concepts in Class to Their Track / Performance)
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