Experiencing Music Technology, Update / Edition 3

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Learn everything you need to know about music-related technology with EXPERIENCING MUSIC TECHNOLOGY. This updated version of the third edition by David Brian Williams and Peter Richard Webster -- the foremost educators in today's music technology field -- presents cutting-edge music technology and its applications so you can stay ahead of this fast-changing field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495565543
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/8/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 924,090
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David Brian Williams is Professor of Music and Arts Technology at Illinois State University. Dr. Williams founded one of the first nationally recognized integrated arts technology programs and recently completed a four-year appointment as Associate Vice President for Information Technology on his campus. He has written extensively in the areas of music education, music psychology, music and arts technology, and instructional development. He has served on boards at MENC, CMS, Illinois Music Educators Association, and ATMI. He chaired the MENC task force for developing Opportunity-to-Learn Standards for Music Technology and received the 2001 Illinois Music Educators Association Distinguished Service Award for his work in music technology.

Peter Richard Webster is the John Beattie Professor of Music Education and Technology at Northwestern University's School of Music, where he serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, directs doctoral research in music education, and serves on the music technology, cognition, and music education faculties. He is the author of MEASURES OF CREATIVE THINKING IN MUSIC, an assessment tool designed for children ages 6-10. He has published in numerous professional publications such as Music Educators Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, CRME Bulletin, Contributions to Music Education, Arts Education and Policy Review, Research Studies in Music Education, Music Education Research, and Psychomusicology. He has authored chapters in several books, including the chapter on creative thinking in music and music technology research in the first and second editions of the HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH ON MUSIC TEACHING AND LEARNING. Professor Williams and Professor Webster have partnered for over 15 years to provide leadership in technology applications to the music profession, workshops on the application of technology to music and music education, and presentations for state, national, and international conferences, including MENC, CMS, ATMI, and NASM.

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Table of Contents

VIEWPORT I: MUSICIANS AND THEIR USE OF TECHNOLOGY. 1. People Making Technology. 2. People Using Technology. 3. People Questioning Technology. 4. People Helping With Technology. VIEWPORT II: COMPUTER AND INTERNET CONCEPTS FOR MUSICIANS. 5. Computer Operating Systems and Internet Software. 6. Computer and Networking Concepts. 7. The Mechanics of Computers and Networking. VIEWPORT III: DIGITAL AUDIO BASICS. 8. Acoustics, Digital Audio, and Music Synthesis. 9. Software for Capturing, Editing, and Storing Digital Audio. 10. Building a No-Frills Digital Audio Workstation. VIEWPORT IV: DOING MORE WITH DIGIAL AUDIO. 11. Sonic Realism: MPEG, Surround Sound, and Laser Discs. 12. Software for Multiple Tracks and Channels. 13. Hardware for Multi-Channel Digital Audio. VIEWPORT V: MUSIC SEQUENCING AND MIDI BASICS. 14. How MIDI Works. 15. Software Techniques for MIDI Sequencing. 16. MIDI Hardware: Interfaces, Keyboards, and Sound Modules. VIEWPORT VI: DOING MORE WITH MIDI AND BEYOND. 17. Adventures in Sound Shaping and Synthesis. 18. Extending MIDI: Controllers, SoundFonts, and Timing. VIEWPORT VII: MUSIC NOTATION. 19. Coding Systems for Music Notation and Performance. 20. Software for Music Notation. 21. Notation Hardware: Input Devices, Scanners and OMR, and Printers. VIEWPORT VIII: COMPUTER-AIDED INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC. 22. Music Software for Knowledge and Skill Development. 23. New Directions in Music Instruction Software. VIEWPORT IX: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.
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