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Experiencing Music Technology - With DVD

Experiencing Music Technology - With DVD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534176723

Cover of Experiencing Music Technology - With DVD 3RD 06 (ISBN 978-0534176723)
ISBN13: 978-0534176723
ISBN10: 0534176720

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Schirmer
Published: 2006
International: No

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Experiencing Music Technology - With DVD - 3RD 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534176723

David Brian Williams and Peter Richard Webster

ISBN13: 978-0534176723
ISBN10: 0534176720

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Schirmer
Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Complete, practical, and up-to-date, this market-leading book illustrates concepts using real-world software examples (including CD-ROM activities). The authors anticipate the constant changes in this technological field by focusing less on the specifics of a software program and more on what to expect in a good program. Thus, students gain a broader, practical understanding of the technology without being intimidated by the ever-changing details. The modular design allows the instructor to easily use any or all components to fit any curriculum of study. Students are exposed to a vast array of software examples in the text including hundreds of screenshots of current educational and music software via the CD-ROM activities.

Benefits:

  • NEW! The third edition is completely updated with new sections on important, leading-edge topics in technology including: MPEG-4, streaming, surround sound, DVD, plug-ins, soft synths and samplers, virtual studios, web-based notation, wireless technology, and USB and Firewire. In this fast-changing market, up-to-date information is critical to teaching emerging new concepts and approaches.
  • Margin icons help students navigate to additional information, helpful tips, or CD-ROM activities.
  • Inclusion of historical information and an emphasis on people working in the field makes this technical topic more inviting.
  • A wealth of visuals helps to clarify concepts and illustrate software applications.
  • NEW! The authors focused on streamlining the text by focusing more on the key topics of digital audio, software synthesis, MIDI, notation, and music instructional applications and less on multimedia and graphics. The text retains its unique emphasis on people and how they apply technology to practical, real-world applications in music.
  • NEW! The free CD-ROM features updated activities on the new topics in the text, providing students "hands-on" experience with new applications. The CD-ROM focuses on specific commercial software that parallels the major topics throughout the book including, but not limited to, versions of major titles such as Finale, Sibelius, Cubase, Logic, Band-in-a-Box, Audacity, Auralia, Practica Musica, and MiBAC Music Lessons.
  • NEW! Each activity is a tutorial that features step-by-step directions in using the software application. A generous number of screen shots are provided to illustrate the steps in the tutorials. Links are included to related materials, including worksheets that students can use to track their progress and for teacher evaluation of work completed. These worksheets can be viewed and printed right from the Web browser or from any word processor.
  • NEW! Modules 8 and 9, two completely re-organized sections on digital audio, reflect the amazing growth of digital audio as part of the music technology scene. Sequencing with MIDI and digital audio, advanced MIDI sequencing together with sound shaping and synthesis are addressed.
  • NEW! A more comprehensive approach to software comparisons and hardware equipment models are presented throughout the book, which helps students learn to make their own evaluations and comparisons in future situations.
  • The text focuses on the broader concepts that are a part of all software and hardware applications, rather than on the specific applications themselves. This encourages students to grasp the more general skills and knowledge needed to evaluate, adapt to, and implement new technologies as they emerge.
  • De-emphasizing software specifics makes the text less intimidating to students because they are not overwhelmed by the many software and hardware details that are always changing.
  • The modular design allows the instructor to easily use any or all components to fit any curriculum of study.

Table of Contents

Viewport I: MUSICICANS AND THEIR USE OF TECHNOLOGY.

1. People Making Technology.
2. People Using Technology.
3. People Questioning Technology.
4. People Helping With Technology.

Viewport II: COMPUTER AND INTERNET CONCEPTS FOR MUSICIANS.

5. Computer Operating Systems and Internet Software.
6. Computer and Networking Concepts.
7. The Mechanics of Computers and Networking.

Viewport III: DIGITAL AUDIO BASICS.

8. Acoustics, Digital Audio, and Music Synthesis.
9. Software for Capturing, Editing, and Storing Digital Audio.
10. Building a No-Frills Digital Audio Workstation.

Viewport IV: DOING MORE WITH DIGIAL AUDIO.

11. Sonic Realism: MPEG, Surround Sound, and Laser Discs.
12. Software for Multiple Tracks and Channels.
13. Hardware for Multi-Channel Digital Audio.

Viewport V: MUSIC SEQUENCING AND MIDI BASICS.

14. How MIDI Works.
15. Software Techniques for MIDI Sequencing.
16. MIDI Hardware: Interfaces, Keyboards, and Sound Modules.

Viewport VI: DOING MORE WITH MIDI AND BEYOND.

17. Adventures in Sound Shaping and Synthesis.
18. Extending MIDI: Controllers, SoundFonts, and Timing.

Viewport VII: MUSIC NOTATION.

19. Coding Systems for Music Notation and Performance.
20. Software for Music Notation.
21. Notation Hardware: Input Devices, Scanners and OMR, and Printers.

Viewport VIII: COMPUTER-AIDED INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC.

22. Music Software for Knowledge and Skill Development.
23. New Directions in Music Instruction Software.

Viewport IX: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.

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