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An Introduction to Music Technology
Synopses & Reviews
An Introduction to Music Technology provides a clear and concise overview of the essential elements of music technology for today 's musician. It is designed to provide music students with the background necessary to apply technology in their creating, teaching, and performing.
This book focuses on five topics that underlie the hardware and software in use today: Sound, Audio, MIDI, Synthesis and Sampling, and Computer Notation and Computer-Assisted Instruction. In addition, there is an appendix that covers necessary computer hardware and software concepts.
Further Reading sections that allow the student to delve deeper into topics of interest
Suggested Activities that can be carried out with a variety of different programs
Key Terms at the end of each chapter
What do I need? chapters covering the types of hardware and software needed in order to put together Audio and MIDI systems
The companion website contains links to audio examples that demonstrate various concepts, step-by-step tutorials, relevant hardware, software, and additional audio and video resources.
Book News Annotation:
In this clear and concise book, Hosken (Music, California State University, Northridge) introduces the essential elements of music technology for tod‛s musician in a manner that does not rely on the use of specific gear or software. Focusing on five main topics--sound; audio; MIDI; synthesis and sampling; and computer notation and computer-assisted instruction--the author provides music students with the background needed to use technology in their own creating, teaching, and performing. A companion website contains links to audio examples, step-by-step tutorials, relevant hardware and software, and additional audio and video resources. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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