History and Techniques of Music Production

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As music moves into the 21st century, we find ourselves surrounded by an ever-evolving landscape of technological capability. What does this shift mean for today's practicing artist or composer? With big label recording studios signing and nurturing fewer and fewer artists, today musicians need to be able to do much of the recording and production work on their own. But where does one go to learn how to do this - to learn not only the "how to" part of music production, but the historical underpinnings and the development of the music production industry as well? How does one learn to understand what they hear, re-create what they like and develop their own style? This class aims to be the answer. Its goal is to teach artists how to listen critically to music from across history and genres in order to identify the production techniques that they hear, and reproduce these elements using modern technology so they can be incorporated into the artist's own musical works.

Past Offerings

Spring 2016 – Section 001

Day & Time: 
MW 11:40am-12:55pm
622 Dodge Hall