Music Theory & Technology
Recently, students in our other seminars have wondered if we offered a course that taught basic music theory using modern music notation software. This course makes that possible.
It's perfect for those who have some music technology skills but whose understanding of music theory is spotty. It's also great if you know something about music, but want a first look at (or a brush up with) music notation software Finale.
In each seminar, students will study two elements of basic music theory, then create a music notation file that applies that concept. At the end of the course, students will have assembled their own "course-pack" of music theory principles that they created themselves.
Music theory concepts progress from note names to keys and scales, then from intervals to chords. Rhythms and meters are covered in depth, along with key and time signatures, the circle of fifths, and basic harmony.
This seminar employs Finale, a powerful but challenging music notation application. We also take a look at some other handy technology tools, and provide plenty of lab time for individual student work--students are not required to purchase or install anything.
This seminar is highly recommended for anyone wanting an introduction to music theory using modern technology tools.
INTERESTED IN FINALE?
This course addresses Finale at a basic level. We also offer the course Introduction to Finale (MTS 212) during summer term.
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