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Computer Applications In Music Frank Markovich Fall 2005 Revision A.

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1 Computer Applications In Music Frank Markovich Fall 2005 Revision A

2 Some Class Information You are not allowed to eat or drink in the computer or keyboard (piano) area. Please keep food and drink over by the window area. I love coffee and even require it but this is the rule in this room. You need to turn off the keyboard and computer once you have finished working in here! The equipment may not function properly due to others not following the rules. I expect you to work on fixing until you have exhausted your abilities. I do keep this in mind on the scheduling. Dont put off the assignments to the last minute – if you do and then have a technical problem you are in trouble. Try to stay at least up with the class. I want you to learn and have fun! I really enjoy the combining of technology with music and hope that you will get to that point also. Life is far too short to not enjoy what you are doing. I will try to make this class a learning and enjoyable experience. You cannot escape technology in music. Class runs from 8:00 AM until 9:15. I am available only before class as my regular day job is in Morgan Hill and I must be there by a little after 10:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. At times I may have to take a call – I will keep that to a minimum. We will be using a textbook this term – many of the assignments are from the text but some are not. We wont be able to do everything in the book as the school does not have all of the programs.

3 How has technology changed music? Lets start by listing how technology has changed the way music is today. I will leave it wide open.


5 Student Information I will be posting class assignments etc. to my Skyline College website. It isnt set up yet but will be next week. Please fill out the student information sheet – due on Monday (Labor Day).



8 Contacting Instructor To contact me – preferred email address!! Phone 650-358-6889 mailbox 9246 Website for handouts: Please do not give my phone number out to others. Also please write it down in your notebooks for now! When you go to the website you will then link onto Comp Applications to get the handouts. I suggest that you check this on a regular basis. I will have links to manuals that you need etc. I am using this as my main site as it is easier to manage just one site than multiple (as I have done in the past).

9 About Instructor Summary: Assistant professor of music at Skyline College in San Bruno since 1976. Built program to over 90 students per semester in three main classes. Secondary Teaching, and lifetime Community College Teaching Credentials. Performer with over 35 years of experience in jazz, classical, rock, country, Christian and ethnic music styles. Over 35 years of professional teaching experience in a variety of venues. Currently at College of Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont teaching Computer Applications in Music.



12 How I will structure class Class will meet from 8:00 Am to 9:15 AM each Tuesday and Thursday. I must leave right at 9:15. On some Thursdays I will be able to stay late but not every week. If you need to meet with me it must be before class and not after class. Other option is sometimes in the evening. Lab will be open early on class days for you to do work. Tuesdays will be lecture and Thursdays will be glass assignments. I am updating the syllabus and will have an update soon. You are expected to complete assignments on time. I will take them late but if they are over 1 week late without approval from me in advance the grade will be lowered. Depending upon the students enrolled in the class we may alter some of the assignments. The purpose is to learn how to apply the computer and technology to music not how to apply music to the computer! I like questions, so if there is something you dont understand please ask me!! Dont sit there and struggle. This is a hands on course. You will have to do much of the work outside of class so be prepared to spend some time in the lab or outside of class on a computer. I am working with the school to modify some of the requirements and to add in a few topics that I feel you need. More work on recording, sequencing etc. Some of the programs that you will learn: Finale, Slowgold, Band In A Box, Soundforge (recording), ProTools (Recording) and others. You will learn the basics of effects and mixing with Computer recording. One class may take place at a studio instead of on campus.

13 What items do you need A few floppy disks to store information on.Textbook. 5 or 6 blank CD-Rs so I can give you programs. Bring by 2 nd week of class. Folder or 3-ring binder for your work. Access to a computer or the lab computer. Come to class prepared with note paper and a pen or pencil. Access to a computer outside of school would really help. Some of the programs are such that you can work from home. For example, you can use Finale Notepad for much of your work and then do the final work with Finale. Notepad is a free program. For recording there are programs that are shareware that can get you started and then work on the final mix at the school. You can also get a student discounted rate on many of these programs. Some such as Audable are freeware.


15 Extra Credit There will be opportunities for people to earn extra credit in the course. Lab Technician Setting up Tearing down class Other tasks Tutoring other students

16 One example from a previous term.


18 Note that these may be stretched out or hopefully compressed a little depending upon the computer proficiency of the students in this class. Note that I am updating this and it will be available in about a week.



21 Search the Web MSN Channels Air Tickets Chat Rooms Find Friends Free Games Greeting Cards Hear Music Personals Send Money Stock Quotes More....Net Passport You can use your Hotmail or MSN e-mail address and password to sign in to all.NET Passport participating sites and services.



24 In addition I will send out a list of students and their email address to each of you once I have them all assembled. Please send an email to each of the students and copy me. In the email, please indicate your musical background. A mini-resume. List the styles of music that you enjoy. List at least a couple of performers that you like to listen to and what it is about them that you like. This is so that we can all get to know each other and what our background in music is. This is also due on the 5 th of Sept. I may be bringing a guest in – will let you know later.

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