Music Technology

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Courses:
Music Theory and Composition (course # 6545/6546)
Students study the elements of music, with emphasis on music terminology, notation, and major and minor keys. They practice melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation; keyboard harmony and sight-singing; and learn how to improvise and compose music in different styles for various combinations of voices and instruments.

      • 0.5 credit per semester
      • Fine Arts Credit
      • No repeats for credit

AP Music Theory and Composition (course# 6547/6548)
Students with strong interest and preparation in music prepare to meet the requirements of the College Board for advanced placement in Music Theory. Practice in sight-singing, dictation, composition, and improvisation is complemented by listening and score analysis. In the second semester, students read, write, and analyze music of increasing complexity. They study in detail the techniques used to compose music, including electronic media.

      • Prerequisite: Music Theory B or permission of instructor
      • 0.5 credit per semester
      • Fine Arts Credit
      • Certificate of Merit (CM)
      • No repeats for credit

Music Technology (course # 6605/6607)
Students learn the techniques of electronic sound production and manipulation, and apply them to create their own compositions. They use specialized electronic equipment and computer software to synthesize, modify, and record sounds. Students analyze and evaluate examples of electronic music, as well as multiarts works featuring electronic music sources. Career options in electronic music are explored.

    • 0.5 credit per semester
    • Fine Arts Credit
    • May be repeated 1 time

Guitar I (course # 6585/6586)
Students learn beginning guitar technique, including selected major, minor, and seventh chords; basic finger picks and strums; and tuning technique. Music theory and historical perspective are studied as they relate to guitar performance. This course is open to all students, regardless of music background. The technological aspects of contemporary guitar playing are studied.

      • 0.5 credit per semester
      • Fine Arts Credit
      • May be repeated 3 times

Guitar II (course # 6585/6586)
Students with a high level of interest, ability, and preparation in guitar study and perform music representing a variety of musical styles. Ear-training and music theory are emphasized and students complete several creative projects, continually refining their guitar performance skills. Students analyze the guitar styles of a variety of cultures and incorporate them into their own improvisations.

      • Prerequisite: Guitar 1 A/B
      • 0.5 credit per semester
      • Fine Arts Credit
      • May be repeated 1 time

Piano I (course # 6520/6521)
Students learn to read music and acquire standard piano technique. This course is open to all students, regardless of musical background. Students develop effective practice habits and perform selections of gradually increasing difficulty as they progress independently. They listen to and analyze examples of excellent piano performance.

  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • May be repeated 3 times

Piano II (course # 6535/6536)
Students study and perform a wide variety of intermediate and advanced repertoire. They improvise, compose, and arrange music in a variety of styles. Students refine their understandings of music history through analysis of repertoire.

    • Prerequisite: Piano 1 A/B
    • 0.5 credit per semester
    • Fine Arts Credit
    • May be repeated 1 time

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