Music Producion in Virtual Studio
Course code
KUM6245.FK
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Muusikaproduktsioon virtuaalses helistuudios
Course title in English
Music Producion in Virtual Studio
ECTS credits
3.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
30
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Avo Ulvik (eesti keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Support the students in obtaining the basics of digital music notation and sound editing.
Brief description of the course
Introducing basic principles of visualisation of music (and its analogues to graphical basic principles in the arts) through history (from Neumes to graphical scores of the 20th cen. – notation of contemporary music) as well as their functions as prescriptive and descriptive medium (intuitive, systematic, system-based, automated methods) while creating, performing and analysing music.
Introducing the basics of digital music notation and introduce important professional software SILEBLIUS and FINALE, teach the freeware MUSESCORE. Introducing digital audio workstations and sequencer programms CUBASE and NUENDO as well as the use of prerecorded musical fragments (loops) in arrangements and its relation to MIDI possibilities (Sequel).
Independent work
The student writes based on the compulsory literature an anlytical essee as well as performes practical music notation and digital audio workstation/MIDI tasks.
Learning outcomes in the course
The student
- knows and is able to apply purposely principles of visualisation of music (while creating, performing and analysing music);
- knows and is able to practically apply basic principles of digital music notation;
- knows and is able to practically apply basic principles of digital audio workstations and sequencer programms/MIDI in arrangements of loops
Assessment methods
Exam
Teacher
Lek. Gerhard Lock (MA, PhD kandidaat), lek. Avo Ulvik (MSc, MA), lek. Marit Mõistlik-Tamm (PhD)
The course is a prerequisite
Study literature
Muusika visualiseerimine (mõistmine, analüüs ja loomine)/Visualisation of music (conceptualizing, analysis and creation)
Chouvel, J.-M. (2014). Categories and Representation in Musical Analysis. Sonus, Vol. 35, No. 1 Fall 2014, 17-35.
Cooper, M. (2002). Making Music with Steinberg Nuendo.
Karkoschka, E. (1966). Das Schriftbild der Neuen Musik [Uue muusika noodikiri], Celle.
Lock, G. (2014). Visualisierende Analyse. [Visuliseeriv analüüs] Erkki-Sven Tüür: Oxymoron. Felix Diergarten (Hg.), Musikalische Analyse. Begriffe, Geschichten, Methoden [Muusikaline analüüs. Mõisted, ajalugu, meetodid] (Grundlagen der Musik [Muusika põhialused] Bd. 8). Laaber: Laaber, 287–319.
Lock, G. (2009). Some preliminary concepts of graphical analysis/composition for musicians and nonmusicians. T. Selke, G. Lock (Eds.). Music and Environment (152–173). Tallinn: Tallinn University.
Replacement literature
Muusika visualiseerimine (mõistmine, analüüs ja loomine)/Visualisation of music (conceptualizing, analysis and creation)
Daurer, G. (2009). Audiovisuelle Wahrnehmung, in: See This Sound – Audio-visuology Compendium, hrsg. von D. Daniels und S. Naumann, Köln, www.see-this-sound.at/kompendium/abstract/33 [05.01.2013]
Fortuna, S. (2015). Integrated activities in instrument lessons. „MERYC: Playful Sounds – Personhood“ CFMAE: The Changing Face of Music and Art Education Vol 7, no. 2 [in print].
Girdzijauskas, A. (2013). Spiritual approach to teaching music for children aged 6–12, CFMAE: The Changing Face of Music and Art Education Vol 5, no. 2, 69–88.
Jewanski, J.; Naumann, S. (2009). Strukturanalogien zwischen Musik und visuellen Künsten, in: See This Sound – Audiovisuology Compendium, hrsg. von D. Daniels und S. Naumann, Köln 2009, http://www.see-this-sound.at/kompendium/abstract/68 [05.01.2013]
Schröder, J. H. (2009). Grafische Notation und musikalische Grafik, in: See This Sound – Audiovisuology Compendium, hrsg. von D. Daniels und S. Naumann, Köln 2009, www.see-this-sound.at/kompendium/abstract/78 [05.01.2013]
Honing, H. (1993). Issues on the Representation of Time and Structure in Music, Contemporary Music Review 9/1–2, (1993), 221–238.
Goodman, N. (1976). Languages of Art: An Approach to a Theory of Symbols, Indianapolis.
Cogan, R.; Escot, P. (1976). Sonic Design: The Nature of Sound and Music, Englewood Cliffs.
Sciarrino, S. (1998). Le figure della musica: da Beethoven a oggi, Mailand.
Vergo, P. (2010). The Music of Painting. Music, Modernism and the Visual Arts from the Romantics to John Cage. London: Phaidon Press.
Klee, P. (1953). Pedagogical Sketchbook (Introduction and translation by S. Moholy-Nagy, originally publised as Pädagogisches Skizzenbuch 1925), London: Faber & Faber.
Schäffer, B. (1976). Introduction to composition [including notation example book]. Krakow: PWM Edition.

Helitöötlus ja MIDI/Audio and MIDI
Fries, B.; Fries, M. (2000). The MP3 and Internet Audio Handbook: Your Guide to the Digital Music Revolution Team Com. ISBN: 1928791107
White P. (2000). The MP3 and Internet Audio Handbook : Your Guide to the Digital Music Revolution. Sanctuary Pub Ltd Published: May 15 2000 ISBN: 1860742629
Ken, C. (2000). Principles of Digital Audio. Pohlmann. McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing February 14, 2000 ISBN: 0071348190

Tarkvara ja juhendid/Software and User Guides:
MUSESCORE (R) Music Notation Freeware, https://musescore.org/et
CUBASE® Audio Workstation User Guide
NUENDO® The Postproduction Software User Guide
http://www.midi.com
http://www.mididb.com
http://www.anvilstudio.com