Musical Concepts and the Digital Environment
Teens: Tuesdays, Feb 26 - Mar 26, 4:30-6pm (Section I)
Adults: Tuesdays, Feb 26 – Mar 26, 6:30-8pm (Section I)
Non-Members: $35 per class; $210 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $25 per class; $150 full course
David White, Instructor
The SFJAZZ Digital Lab offers an array of instruction in digital music production, including theory and musicianship, MIDI basics, notation skills, sequencing and audio recording as well as basic introduction to the digital workstation environment. Students will explore a variety of software-based tools and programs while gaining an understanding of essential music skills such as song form, compositional technique and the aesthetics of digital production. Introductory courses are offered in two sections, on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings (for adults) and Tuesday and Saturday afternoons (for teens ages 15 and older). Our intimate Digital Lab space is ideally suited to providing small-group instruction with top-notch faculty in a state-of-the-art environment.
Designed for older teens and adults, this six-week course takes concepts of music creation into the digital age. Using iMacs, MIDI controllers, Sibelius and Logic Studio as the primary medium, we will explore MIDI and the basic DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) setup. Throughout the course, elements of musicianship and composition are examined, and applied directly to software environments. This is a great step into the modern age of music production for the casual artist or aspiring professional. Maximum 8 students per class.