Lecture/demonstration. Students will work on in-class exercises in the Technology Lab, and will complete regular exercises and assignments outside of class time.
- Standard score formats and representations
- Score layout and considerations
- Manual score preparation
- Graphic-based vs. rule-based representation
- Entry and/or importing data
- Transposition and Ranges
- Scanning and data conversion
- Local and global score data
- Notational practices for rhythm, clusters, accidentals
- Complex and graphic notation, tab, chord symbols
- Score instructions/graphics
- Part extraction
- Part preparation and score binding
- Publication formats
Through lecture/demonstrations and hands-on work students will learn to produce professional quality scores and parts. A variety of software packages will be examined and used as part of understanding the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to music representation.
On the successful completion of this course students will be able take hand-written scores or sequenced data and quickly create scores and parts useable by professionals in situations ranging from studio recording sessions to symphony orchestra performances. Students will be able to provide score and part excerpts for the publishing industry, including lead sheets, children’s books, and academic journals.
|Quizzes (minimum of 2)||15%|
* The Final Project constitutes one component of the graduation portfolio requirement.
Heussenstamm, George. The Norton Manual of Music Notation. W.W. Norton & Co. New York, New York.
Music Technology Certificate program entrance or permission of instructor