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Published: 11 July 2022

576 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190635794

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Experiencing Music Technology

Fourth Edition

David Brian Williams and Peter Richard Webster

  • Provides a broad, conceptual overview of music and technology with essential study and reference material
  • Offers modular organization of the material to provide flexibility for the reader and the instructor in a course of study
  • Defines a set of core music technology competencies that serve as a thread of accomplishment throughout the book leading to the development of a personal set of knowledge and skills
  • Reflects on the history of computing and music technology identifying historic milestones
  • Provides a foundation of essential computer and music technology concepts and tools that underlay the use of technology, the procedures and data
  • Focuses on the conceptual and cross-application features that define current commercial software and hardware, leaving specific tutorial study of music software for other publications

New to this Edition:

  • New Projects centered on music technology's role and impact on creative, entrepreneurial, and community-based fields of work
  • Updated content on new hardware realities that cover alternatives to traditional music technologies and feature models for implementing hardware set ups for all different environments using the latest in technological solutions
  • Ten new music technology competencies based on survey data of college music instructors frame the learning objectives of the book and are linked to the US 2014 National Music Standards
  • Webport material in the new e-book version of the text includes links to appropriate tutorials, additional software and hardware examples, and commercial hardware information and specifications

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