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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Music Technology Lab 4 (Composer's Lab)

MUS-A 242 / 1 Cr.

Composers Lab is the fourth component of a four-semester, comprehensive sequence in fundamental concepts and applications in music technology.  This course develops compositional skill within electronically produced sound mediums. Students of A242 will address issues of:

• time-based structure

• multi-voiced/polyphonic use of pitch, rhythm, and/or timbre

• dynamic contrasts

• tempo changes and gradations

• metrical relationships

• motivic/melodic content

• primary vs. secondary relationships

• harmonic and melodic consideration of consonance/dissonance