Z361/K361/N561 — Introduction to MIDI and Computer
Introduction to MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects and several quizzes.
This course is geared for those with little prior technical training.
Prerequisites: a modest working knowledge of personal computers, a basic understanding of rhythmic notation, and some previous experience making music (playing an instrument, singing in a choir, writing songs, etc.). Students without any experience creating music will find some aspects of the course difficult.
The course is normally offered in the fall and spring semesters and during the second 8-week Summer Session. It is 3 credit hours. Classes meet in room M373 in the Music Library, which holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class.