CCOG for MUC 170B Fall 2022
- Course Number:
- MUC 170B
- Course Title:
- Intro to Ableton II: Analyze, Deconstruct, Rebuild
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Addendum to Course Description
In this workshop, students will analyze & deconstruct production techniques of popular & underground electronic music while treading the realms of auditory phenomena, biology of the senses, physics of sound using cutting edge MIDI controllers. This workshop looks at current electronic & MIDI instruments and imagines what designs the future holds, while continuing to study stylistic music production trends in popular & underground cultures. Continuing to develop the art of beat-making, students dive into more complex and nuanced drum programming, recording and editing.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
- Write and sequence melodies using a variety of scales.
- Discuss artistic and aesthetic choices with regard to cultural and historical assumptions, associations, traditions, and conventions and to one's own voice, style and/or identity.
- Apply a basic understanding of the history of popular & underground electronic music when creating projects.
- Demonstrate more complex drum programming, recording and editing techniques.
Course Activities and Design
- Interactive, hand-on workshops with trending electronic music technology
- Critical listening and discussions with peers
- Embodied rhythm training
- Building MIDI drum sequences and patterns
- Evaluation of styles & techniques
- Instructor demonstration of music technology and place it within historical and cultural contexts
- Creation of original beats and melodies as an individual and a group
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Grades will be determined by measuring student competency in the related subject matter. Methods used to determine competency might include:
- Practical Examinations
- Quantitative/Qualitative Examinations
- Individual Projects
- Group Projects
- Peer reviews/Evaluations
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Current & future electronic & MIDI instruments
- Stylistic approaches with new technology
- Exercised designed for more complex & nuanced drum programming
- Critical Listening to tone and timbre of percussive & melodic instruments
- Intro to pitch and origins of scales