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Acoustic Americana 2

Students continue to study various styles of traditional American folk music including old-time Appalachian string band music, blues, traditional New Mexican, Cajun, bluegrass, and modern folk. We also study the history behind these styles through readings, videos, and recordings. The class will perform publicly at least twice throughout the year.

Audio Production II

In this course, students explore more advanced aspects of audio production and composition, using Ableton Live 8 to produce numerous independent projects. Pre-requisite:  Audio Production 1 Offered in conjunction with Audio Production II.

Advanced Marimba

Students learn and perform more challenging traditional and contemporary Marimba compositions with an emphasis on the music of Zimbabwe. Through playing as an ensemble, students learn about rhythm, listening, group dynamics, improvisation, and music theory while learning about the music of other cultures.

Acoustic Americana I

Students learn to play various styles of traditional American folk music including old-time Appalachian string band music, blues, traditional New Mexican, Cajun, bluegrass, and modern folk. We also study the history behind these styles through readings, videos, and recordings.

Audio Production I

This class is about sound engineering process of creating, recording, mixing, and amplifying sound with modern technology. Students study the physics of sound, basic electronics, live sound reinforcement, studio sound recording, mixing, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), and digital music production using Ableton Live 8.

Beginning Marimba

Students learn and perform traditional and contemporary Marimba compositions with an emphasis on the music of Zimbabwe. Through learning to play as an ensemble, students learn about rhythm, listening, group dynamics, improvisation, and basic music theory while learning about the music of other cultures. No musical experience is required.

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