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Music Theory

Textbook: Modern Fundamentals of Music

Used to teach college-level introductory course in reading and writing music. Covers notation, keys, scales, intervals, chords. As taught in Music 101 • Fundamentals of Music • LACCD • 3 units; CSU:UC

Facebook

Join the Facebook group and find much to support your studies by scanning past posts, including helpful articles, videos, and software.

Modern Fundamentals of Music Facebook page [link]

 

Additional information and software

Musescore - free music notation software [link]

Standard Music Notation Guide [pdf 1.2 MB]

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Textbook: Commercial Harmony

Used to teach college-level music theory class which makes the transition from traditional harmony to commercial harmony. Terminology, notation, chord structure and usage are covered with an emphasis on part writing using open and closed 4ths, major 6th & 7th chords, minor 7th chords, major, minor, pentatonic and blue scales, modes, blues and commercial chord progressions. As taught in Music 205 • Commercial Harmony I • LACCD • 3 units; CSU

Facebook

Join the Facebook group and find much to support your studies by scanning past posts, including helpful articles, videos, and software.

Commercial Harmony 1 Facebook page [link]

 

Additional information and software

Musescore - free music notation software [link]

Standard Music Notation Guide [pdf 1.2 MB]

Chord progression database [link]

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Recording Arts & Sciences

Textbook: Basic Audio Recording Techniques

Used to teach college-level introduction to the theory and practice of acoustics, audio, and recording. Topics include: the nature of sound; basic acoustics; audio systems and terminology; microphone principles and usage; recording styles; recording studio equipment; multi-track recording procedures. As taught in Music 165 • Introduction to Recording Arts • LACCD • 3 units; CSU

Facebook

Join the Facebook group and find much to support your studies by scanning past posts, including helpful articles, videos, and software.

Basic Audio Recording Techniques Facebook page [link]

 

Additional information and software

Audio Plugs Overview [PDF 3 MB]

Audacity - free audio editor [link]

Avid ICON D - Command Guide v80 [PDF 4 MB]

Avid ICON D - Control Guide v80 [PDF 8 MB]

Basic Schematic Symbols [PDF 1 MB]

Digidesign C24 Control Surface [IMG 2 MB]

Digidesign C24 User Guide v8.1 [PDF 4 MB]

Digidesign C24 User Guide v8.0 [PDF 4 MB]

EQ-Limiting-Compression [PDF 57 MB]

Fixed vs Tempered Tuning [PDF 314 KB]

Free Audio Recording Software [link]

Pro Tools 10 Documentation [link]

Pro Tools LE screen shot [IMG 227 KB]

Timing [PDF 5 MB]

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Textbook:
Digital Audio Recording 1 • Basic Pro Tools
Digital Audio Recording 2 • Pro Tools & Large Ensembles

Used to teach college-level course which presents the basic technique of recording and mixing. Emphasis is placed on multi-track recording. As taught in Music 265 • Recording Arts Workshop • LACCD • 3 units; CSU

Facebook

Join the Facebook group and find much to support your studies by scanning past posts, including helpful articles, videos, and software.

Digital Audio Recording 1 Facebook page [link]

 

Additional information and software

Free Audio Recording Software [link]

LAVC Patch Bay Chart [PDF 917 KB]

Lexicon Reflex [PDF 24 MB]

Pioneer PDR-509 [PDF 47 MB]

Pro Tools 001 [PDF 14 MB]

Getting Started with 001 [PDF 3 MB]

ProTools 003 Family [PDF 4 MB]

Pro Tools 10 All Documentation [link]

Pro Tools C24 User Guide v8.1 [PDF 4 MB]

Pro Tools HD User Guide [PDF 4 MB]

Soundcraft GB8 User Guide [PDF 10 MB]

Tascam DA-30 DAT [PDF 20 MB]

Tascam DA-78HR [PDF 12 MB]

Tascam DA-88 [PDF 20 MB]

Tascam M-3700 [PDF 56 MB]

TM-D8000 Tutorial Manual [PDF 31 MB]

TM-D8000 Reference Manual [PDF 17 MB]

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