MWS2210 Composing Music for Everyday Life

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. David Yauk

Course Description:

An introductory approach to composition and arranging techniques which explore competency in notation software such as SmartScore, Finale, Garageband. This course also explores the use of sequencing, loops in live or recording applications and integrating midi and digital audio to capture the student’s daily inspiration.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will gain general knowledge of diverse applications in music and how to organize their inspirations to capture everyday moments. Students will learn how to create quality music with limited time. Each student will learn Finale, which is an industry standard for music notation but they will cross train with SmartScore that integrates with Finale. However, they will also learn where to find free applications to create music memory moments.

Why This Course Is Important:

This is an undergraduate course that equips the casual composer with information on technology they can use to produce notated or audio versions of the music they create, arrange, and record. This course focuses on allowing everyday musicians to capture daily inspirations without in- depth music theory knowledge