WRITE, RECORD, MIX, AND MASTER
This cutting-edge class dives deep into the art of creating and producing your own music and provides an inspirational space where technology and music meet.
Students begin with learning the history of music and its interpretations throughout the cultures of the world. They explore the principles of sound, from the first audio recording by Thomas Edison to the latest developments in music technology. Through ear training lessons, students are taught how to actively and critically listen to all musical genres. The class explores music theory and teaches basic elements of music, including notation, scales, melody, harmony, song structure, chords, rhythms, improvisation, and various composition techniques.
Each student has a personal computer in the MAPS Music Lab and receives individual instruction with music software. The class teaches vocal and instrument recording techniques, mixing strategies for songwriting, music sampling, effects processing, mastering skills for digital exporting and the key equipment required to produce a finished product in the MAPS Recording Studio.