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Course Description

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Music - MUSIC 171

Music Technology 1

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of music-making using computer hardware and software. The course will examine the basic functions of digital audio workstation (DAW) software as well as hardware and software synthesizers through hands-on experience and experimentation. The course will also introduce the student to current software applications that emphasize music performance and composition with the assistance of MIDI hardware and a desktop computer.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the application of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and the data protocol transmitted via MIDI.
  • Demonstrate the basic functions of a multitimbral synthesizer.
  • Demonstrate the basic functions of an audio interface.
  • Demonstrate the basic functions of a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software program.
  • Demonstrate the function of digital audio in the context of DAW software.
  • Create music using keyboard controllers and other MIDI devices.
  • Create music using synthesizers and digital audio through the use of DAW software.
  • Determine appropriate technology for specific musical needs.
  • Resolve problems that arise in using music technology.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; MUSIC; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 171141820Music Technology 1HYBMC3Minnick D1/6/0Open$57.00T  01:00 PM-02:20 PM WEBWEB
R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM F300

Winter; 2022; MUSIC; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 171111820Music Technology 1MC3Minnick D2/6/0Open$57.00T R  11:30 AM-12:50 PM F300

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday