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School of Music

Duration

1 - 2 Years

Category

Music

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School of Music

Program Introduction

Artificial Intelligence in the Music Industry

Through the reinforcement learning approach, students will learn how to analyze different types of compositions by continuously learning the characteristics and the thesis of music entirely. Eventually, students will have the ability to compose different, innovative, and unique musical pieces.
Music students with Artificial Intelligence skills can help obtain critical information on how to effectively sell a music album to the listeners. By analyzing the behavioral pattern of listeners, Artificial Intelligence can gauge the sentiments of users and recommend songs based on their interests.
Artificial intelligence in songwriting is not likely to go away in the future. The number of new top 40 songs created using artificial intelligence is on the rise, and it is estimated that nearly 30 percent will be written that way in the next decade.

Courses Duration
Piano classes 1 Year
Guitar classes 1 Year
Music Production 2 Years

Music Production Technology introduces students to the concepts of recording, sequencing and mixing music using computer-based Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs). Topics covered include digital audio and MIDI theory, DAW signal flow and system requirements, MIDI sequencing, stereo mixing techniques, and use of software-based virtual instruments and effects processors such as equalizers, compressors and reverbs. Students receive hands-on practice in digital music production in a state of the art production lab.

Specific course content will include:

  • A brief history of music production
  • Audio concepts including frequency, amplitude, phase, compression, rarefaction, signal: noise ratio, transduction, analog/digital conversion, sample rate, bit depth as applied to production.
  • MIDI concepts including MIDI protocol, MIDI messages and basic synthesis
  • Signal flow in the Digital Audio Workstation and within production software
  • Hardware requirements for DAW-based music production (computers, audio/MIDI equipment, storage, etc.)
  • Microphone theory (transducer types, polar patterns, phantom power, pre-amps)
  • File management
  • Audio and MIDI editing concepts
  • Rendered and real-time signal processors with particular emphasis on EQ, compressors and reverbs
  • Critical listening skills

Course Overview

Each student will realize that they can be a guitar player. This course serves as an introduction to the instrument and will provide students with an instant access to making music on the guitar. Focus points will be strumming and rhythms, reading music, improvising, and beginning songwriting.

Course Description:

Students will be led through an intensive one-month course to introduce them to the guitar. The course will be split into several units that cover various aspects of understanding the instrument and the music that can be created with it (see below for more in-depth descriptions). Each day, students will be led through a routine of tuning their guitars, warming-up, group instruction, and independent group practicing and playing. Students will also learn basic maintenance of the instrument and how to change strings, clean the guitar’s surface, clean strings, and maintain tuning. Throughout the one-month course, students will keep a learners journal and manuscript notebook to record and reflect upon their process of learning.

Course Goals and Objectives

  1. Goal: Students will recognize and identify fundamental aspects of beginning guitar
    a. Objective: Students will be able to identify the parts of the guitar and their uses
    b. Objective: Students will be able to apply tuning techniques using the relationships between the strings, note intervals, and chords.
  2.  Goal: Students will develop the finger dexterity and strumming abilities in order to begin making music.
    a. Objective: Students will perform exercises such as playing through scales, chord charts, strumming patterns and rhythms and they will practice these rhythms independently and in groups.
  3. Goal: Students will be able to read basic music on the guitar
    a. Objective: Students will play through simple solo songs and duets and will do so while staying on the beat and in the time signature.
  4. Goal: Students will be able to play popular songs using chord charts, lyrics, and time signatures.

Objectives and Course Description

  1. Learn basic piano skills using both hands including 5 finger position, scales, progressions, fingering techniques and accompaniment
  2. Learn basic music theory including notes, rhythm, harmony and form
  3. Learn performance etiquette as a performer and as an audience member.
  4. Learn basic harmonization techniques
  5. Perform solo and ensemble music
  6. Class Philosophy: Students will continue to improve piano skills every week at a level where each student can have success

How Private Piano Lessons Can Help You

Every student’s journey should start with taking private piano lessons with a qualified teacher. Sure, there are plenty of beginner books you can find out there to start teaching yourself, but a private teacher offers several unmatched benefits:

  • One-on-one guidance: It’s easy to misinterpret the way a specific piece should be played unless you’ve heard it before and can mimic someone else’s style. The one-on-one guidance provided by a private piano teacher can help unleash the musician inside you in such a way that’s often impossible if you attempt to teach yourself.
  • Answers to your questions: If you have a question about a technique or a mark on the sheet music, simply turn to your teacher and ask. The alternative is to search for guidance online or in a music theory book, but nothing matches the comprehension speed of asking your teacher to show you the proper technique or explain the symbol on your sheet music.
  • Someone to hold you accountable: Being your own teacher makes it easy to slack off and not practice. Meeting weekly with a private teacher, on the other hand, holds you accountable for the goals you set the week before, which can help you progress faster.
  • Songs that go outside your comfort zone: How can you expect to improve if you don’t ever try anything harder? On the flipside, you could have an aspiration to play a particularly difficult piece and attempt it before a firm foundation is in place. A qualified teacher can show you how to learn piano at a pace that’s challenging without being completing discouraging.

What You’ll Learn as You Progress Through Your Lessons
So, what you can you expect to learn with all the effort you put into taking piano lessons? Here are just a few:

  • Sight reading skills: This means the ability to look at a piece of sheet music and understand it quickly. Not every accomplished piano player has good sight-reading skills, but if you make it a goal, you can develop the talent in yourself.
  • Expanded repertoire: The more pieces you learn, the larger your repertoire becomes. And if you master the skill of memorizing music, you can showcase your repertoire wherever there’s a piano, even if you don’t have any sheet music with you!
  • Discipline: Learning to play piano takes plenty of dedication and discipline. What you learn seated on a piano bench can transfer to other areas of your life.
  • It’s okay to make mistakes: Even professionals make mistakes, so it’s important for you to realize you will, too. You may perform in recitals that push your nerves to the limit. It’s actually good for you if you make a mistake in front of an audience, because you’ll realize that your life isn’t over.
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Aim of the
qualification:

This course will impact will impact the following skills:

  • Promote the highest levels of human aspiration and artistic integrity through the composition, documentation, and performance of music.
  • Develop an analytical, creative, and intuitive understanding of music.

 

Career paths

  • Music Composer
  • Instrumentalist
  •  Music Tutors
  • Music Journalist
  • Record Producer
  • Performers
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