2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Numbers: Music and Tone

Fall quarter

Faculty: Ben Kamen music technology and theory

Fields of Study: music

Fall: CRN (Credit) Level 10155 (4) So - Sr  

Credits: 4(F)

Class Standing: Sophomore - Senior

Offered During: Evening


This course will examine music theory and musical acoustics through the lens of the Max/MSP/Jitter programming environment. Students will learn how musical ideas can be expressed and manipulated using numbers, simple mathematics, and logic. We will analyze and work with musical scales, intervals, chords as well as 20th century concepts of musical organization. We will explore the overtone series and its relationship to timbre using the building blocks of musical sound to generate complex tones. Students will create compositions that explore tone-color and tuning systems.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Mon

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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