Topic outline

  • GENERAL


    Advanced Beat Production &  Composition

    AMC -201

    Advanced Music Composition introduces students to the process of writing and arranging music using Digidesign’s Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstations, Ableton Live and Reason Rewire. For the final project, the student is responsible for taking a song in its most basic form (harmony, melody & lyrics) and providing an arrangement for a larger ensemble.

    • RingCentral Link URL
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  • LESSON 1

    INTRODUCTION-ORIENTATION
    • COURSE SYLLABUS Lesson
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    • Ableton LIVE interface overview URL
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    • Using ReWire with Ableton LIVE URL
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  • LESSON 2

    Loops
    • Looping in Ableton Live - Session View URL
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    • Ableton Live: Editing and Looping in Arrangement view URL
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  • LESSON 3

    MIDI Fundamentals
  • LESSON 4

    COMPOSITION -- SONG STRUCTURE
    • SONG ANALYSIS PROJECT Lesson
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  • LESSON 5

    COMPOSITION 2
    • 22 Arranging Tips URL
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  • LESSON 6

    ARRANGING -- DRUMS/PERCUSSION
    • DRUM BEAT PROJECT Lesson
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    • Programming Realistic Drum Parts URL
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  • LESSON 7

    SYNTHS AND SAMPLERS -- BASS
  • LESSON 8

    HARMONIC CONCEPTS
    • 4 PART VOICE LEADING PROJECT Lesson
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    • Basic Voice Leading - Piano URL
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  • Topic 9

    UTILIZING MULTIPLE DAWs
  • Topic 10

    KEYBOARDS
  • Topic 11

    EFFECTS -- GUITARS
  • Topic 12

    VOICE LEADING -- STRINGS
  • Topic 13

    COUNTERPOINT -- WINDS
  • Topic 14

    VOCALS
  • Topic 15

    FINAL PROJECT 1
    • Topic 16

      FINAL PROJECT 2
      • Topic 17

        FINAL PROJECT 3