Computer Literacy for MusiciansBook - 1988
This innovative volume brings together under one cover a comprehensive, easily understandable overview of the computer music field, including composing, teaching, recording, arranging, and printing of music. The focus of this book is on what computer music systems are and the principles upon which they are based. Section I describes and compares the musical capabilities of dozens of computer systems, providing a general introduction to the field. Presents discussion of terminology and buzzwords, offers a tutorial on digital music techniques, and describes how the MIDI standard lets music keyboards communicate with each other and with personal computers. Section II discusses and analyzes 196 computer music programs in the areas of early childhood, music composition, ear-training, music theory, instrumental methods, music appreciation, history, terminology, sequencing, editing, printing, transcription, and music analysis.