Length of Course: 18 weeks
Number of Classes: 18
Class Duration: 2 hours
This course offers an introduction to Ableton Live, a professional, industry-standard software for electronic music composition and performance. Students will explore the fundamentals of MIDI, including analog and digital recording, in order to create and manipulate a variety of samples and loops.
Grounded in the basics of music theory, this course will examine how to integrate harmonic, rhythmic and melodic material to create original electronic music. Students will learn how to arrange and automate their own music as they explore the basic processes of production through post-production, including mixing and mastering their tracks.
As students become comfortable with the basics of Ableton, we will move to more advanced features, such as FXs, live warping, remixing and (modular) synthesis. Students will compose and remix several original and preexisting tracks, culminating in a final master portfolio of work.
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Equipment: (Note: All equipment is provided for students during class hours)