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Materials and Design
MUSC 103
Spring 2023
Section: 01  

Materials and Design is an introduction to some of the elements of musical notation within the western European musical tradition. Its primary aim is to provide students with a vocabulary and set of tools with which they can describe their experience of music, broadly understood. Focused on music's formal construction and operation within a specific cultural practice, the course also encourages critical listening and thinking skills across genres and geographies. It presumes no prior musical knowledge or training.

This particular version of Materials and Design (Spring 2023) is an experimental version that examines how musical notational and theoretical practices are often encoded in digital audio workstations by teaching Ableton Live alongside introductory music theory. The class culminates in final creative projects developed over the course of the semester. Additional lab sessions outside of class are required for developing both theory and software skills. Prior experience with Ableton or digital audio tools are not required.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUN-25-2024
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