Music Technology 101
Hal Leonard Book

Music Technology 101

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Author: Heath Jones

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: The Music Technology Lab and Studio
The Basic Lab
The Advanced Lab
The Extras
CHAPTER 2: The Toolbox
What Is Digital Technology?
Enter The Computer
Digital Audio Workstation
CHAPTER 3: Creating, Recording, and Capturing Sounds
DAW Layout
Step Entry Method
Real-Time Entry Method
Step Entry Lesson: Creating A Drum Loop
Real-Time Entry Lesson: Creating A Bass Loop
Song Form
A-B-A-B-C-B-B Lesson
CHAPTER 5: Harmony
Step Entry Harmony Lesson
Real-Time Entry Harmony Lesson
Creating Rhythmic Harmony
CHAPTER 6: Melody
Elements Of Melody
Melody And Harmony
Creating A Bass Line
CHAPTER 7: Expression
Signal Flow: The Path To Expression
Input Vs. Output
Plug-In Effects
Exploring Automation And Effects
CHAPTER 8: Taking It on the Road
Understanding Audio Files
Other Performance Options
Creating, Publishing, And Copyright
Sharing And Distributing
Afterword: What Is Creativity and Can It Be Taught?
CREATIVE Vs. Creative Vs. Creative
Appendix A: Song Project Unit for Summative Assessment
Lesson Plan - Week 1: Writing Lyrics
Lesson Plan - Week 2: Creating Music Tracks
Lesson Plan - Week 3: Recording Vocals
Lesson Plan - Week 4: Final Mixing, Editing, Effects, And Production
Lyric Writing Worksheet
Recording Process Diagram
Song Project Assessment Rubric
Appendix B
Company Index
Photo Credits
About the Author

Ideal for music students and teachers, this digital book breaks down the basics of music creation in the technology lab or home studio. Musician and teacher Heath Jones provides practical, actionable, and easy-to-understand information, resources, and advice to anyone interested in teaching a music technology course or learning how to become a do-it-yourself music producer.

Nearly 90 minutes of video tutorials are also included covering topics such as:

• Basic to Advanced Lab Setups

• Using Digital Audio Workstations (Daws)

• Understanding & Using MIDI

• Song Forms

• Looping & Repetition

• Melody & Harmony

• Recording

• Editing

• Effects & Plug-Ins

• And Much More.

Start learning about music technology today!

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