COLL 122 - COOKING UP BEATS
Long Title: COOKING UP BEATS: AN INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC PRODUCTION (SID RICH)
Department: College Courses
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: "Today, anyone with a laptop, tablet, or phone can potentially turn into a music producer. With affordable technology, a new generation of artists are changing the music industry from their bedroom. Not only are the tools of music more affordable, but there are also tons of resources to help an aspiring hobbyist build an adequate music studio at home.
This course is designed to teach students who are looking for their next hobby the fundamental technical skills they need to start creating their own music from home. We will discuss essential equipment, how to navigate a Digital Audio Workstation, different genres and styles of music production, and how to develop a growth mindset when creating music. These lessons will be addressed through the help of online video guides, readings, and in-class discussion and demonstrations. A very surface level introduction to music theory and mixing mastering will also be taught.
This course will answer two essential questions: (1) What influences the artistic choices a producer makes? & (2) How can an artist be productively critical of one’s own work in a way that balances perfectionism with progression? The course will culminate in a project where students release their own form of musical media. Students will also learn how music can improve their health and the value of creating music!"