Music Tech Sequence
(Note: This sequence begins in 10
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Course Options—Music Technology
Intro. to Music Technology I [ULS61] (Open to all rising 10th Graders Interested)
Introduces students to basic music and audio principles through the writing, recording, and production of
various sound recording projects. Students write and record an original song at the end of the course.
Intro. to Music Technology II [ULS62] (Prerequisite – Introduction to Music Technology I)
Topics include post-production (editing, mixing and mastering), using basic music theory (notes and scales,
beat-matching, key-matching, chord structure) to create different types of recording projects, including
mashups and remixes, as well as original compositions, and creating musical elements using MIDI (bass lines,
melodies, drum patterns).
Recording Techniques & Midi I [ULS63] (Prerequisite – Introduction to Music Technology II)
Furthers student knowledge of music production through the exploration of advanced MIDI recording and
editing, sampling, and audio recording techniques. Topics studied this term include review of creating MIDI
instrumentation, creating sampler instruments, advanced sampling techniques, using audio effects to sound
design samples, and original song composition with MIDI.
Recording Techniques & Midi II [ULS64] (Prerequisite – Recording Techniques & MIDI I)
Topics include contemporary recording studio techniques, including microphone selection, placement, and
techniques for recording drums, bass, piano, guitar, woodwinds, strings, and vocals, and ensemble
recording. Students record an ensemble performing a piece they composed.
Studio Practicum I [ULS65] (Prerequisite – Recording Techniques & MIDI II)
Capstone course taught where students apply skills acquired throughout the program to run a music
technology business that creates media to serve the needs of the school community and individual
artistic. Tasks include recording ensembles, filming school events, composing music for dance ensemble, the
planetarium, etc., and producing the Music Tech Fall Showcase.
Studio Practicum II [ULS66] (Prerequisite – Studio Practicum I)
Continuation of Studio Practicum I. Tasks include recording the spring concert, musical, and planning,
promoting, and producing Music x Tech Fest and the Record Release Show.