ERIC Number: EJ1112564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Software-Based Scoring and Sound Design: An Introductory Guide for Music Technology Instruction
Walzer, Daniel A.
Music Educators Journal, v103 n1 p19-26 Sep 2016
This article explores the creative function of virtual instruments, sequencers, loops, and software-based synthesizers to introduce basic scoring and sound design concepts for visual media in an introductory music technology course. Using digital audio workstations with user-focused and configurable options, novice composers can hone a broad range of creative mixing skills supported by guided instruction, structured listening activities, and a discovery-based learning environment. Music production software affords many creative options to introduce soundtrack creation and granular synthesis for all levels with three curricular options listed here.
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Techniques, Technology Integration, Concept Teaching, Courseware, Musical Instruments, Audio Equipment, Musical Composition, Acoustics, Production Techniques, Audiovisual Aids, Elementary Secondary Education
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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