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Music Theory

Music 101 • Fundamentals of Music

LACCD • 3 units; CSU:UC • Prerequisite: None • Lecture: 3 hrs
Instructor: Michael Julian

Introductory course in reading and writing music. Covers notation, keys, scales, intervals, chords. Includes experience in sight singing and ear training.

Important class resources

Textbook: Modern Fundamentals of Music [link]

Lecture Videos: Playlist [link]

Syllabus & Assignments Tuesdays/Thursdays [PDF 101 KB]

Syllabus & Assignments Wednesdays [PDF 100 KB]

Facebook

Join the Facebook group to receive important updates from your instructor. You'll also 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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Music 205 • Commercial Harmony I

LACCD • 3 units; CSU • Prerequisite: Music 101 or Music 200 • Lecture: 3 hrs
Instructor: Michael Julian

This course 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.

Important class resources

Textbook: Commercial Harmony [link]

Lecture Videos: Playlist [link]

Facebook

Join the Facebook group to receive important updates from your instructor. You'll also find much to support your studies by scanning past posts, including helpful articles, videos, and software.

Commercial Harmony 1 Facebook page [link]

For owners of previous textbook versions

Supplement [PDF 22 MB]

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

Music 165 • Introduction to Recording Arts

LACCD • 3 units; CSU • Prerequisite: None • Lecture: 2 hrs • Lab: 2 hrs
Instructor: Michael Julian

An 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.

Important class resources

Textbook: Basic Audio Recording Techniques [link]

Lecture Videos: Playlist [link]

ELAC Syllabus & Assignments [PDF 113 KB]

LAVC Syllabus & Assignments [PDF 139 KB]

Facebook

Join the Facebook group to receive important updates from your instructor. You'll also find much to support your studies by scanning past posts, including helpful articles, videos, and software.

Basic Audio Recording Techniques Facebook page [link]

For owners of previous textbook versions

Question Booklet [PDF 393 KB]

New Chapter One Study Questions. [PDF 554 KB]

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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Music 265 • Recording Arts Workshop

LACCD • 3 units; CSU RPT2 • Prerequisite: Music 165 • Lecture: 2 hrs • Lab: 2 hrs
Instructor: Michael Julian

This course presents the basic technique of recording and mixing. Emphasis is placed on multi-track recording. The student will have the opportunity to prepare for and participate in recording sessions.

Important class resources (for all classes)

Free Audio Recording Software [link]

All Pro Tools 10 Documentation [link]

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Important class resources

Syllabus & Assignments [PDF 93 KB]

Textbook: Digital Audio Recording 1 • Basic Pro Tools [link]

Facebook

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Digital Audio Recording 1 Facebook page [link]

Additional information

Pro Tools 001 [PDF 14 MB]

Getting Started with 001 [PDF 3 MB]

Soundcraft GB8 User Guide [PDF 10 MB]

Pioneer PDR-509 [PDF 47 MB]

Tascam DA-30 DAT [PDF 20 MB]

Tascam DA-88 [PDF 20 MB]

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Important class resources

Syllabus & Assignments [PDF 101 KB]

Textbook: Digital Audio Recording 2 • Pro Tools & Large Ensembles [link]

Facebook

Join the Facebook group to receive important updates from your instructor. You'll also find much to support your studies by scanning past posts, including helpful articles, videos, and software.

Digital Audio Recording 2 Facebook page [link]

Additional information

Patch Bay Chart [PDF 917 KB]

Lexicon Reflex [PDF 24 MB]

ProTools 003 Family [PDF 4 MB]

Pro Tools HD User Guide [PDF 4 MB]

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

Tascam DA-78HR [PDF 12 MB]

Tascam M-3700 [PDF 56 MB]

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Important class resources

Syllabus & Assignments [PDF 89 KB]

Additional information

Pro Tools HD User Guide [PDF 4 MB]

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

TM-D8000 Tutorial Manual [PDF 31 MB]

TM-D8000 Reference Manual [PDF 17 MB]

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Other links

Student-managed Facebook groups

LAVC Recording Music 112 [link]

The Sound Group [link]

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