Advanced Music Publishing Techniques

Course code MUSI2703Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

The course provides instruction, at an advanced level, in the creation of music notation using computer software. The course allows for the identification of advanced score elements and the reproduction of complex musical scoring as used in musical works from the 17th century to the present day. Areas examined include complex note-entry techniques, alternative notation fonts, advanced page layouts, intricate notation terminology, exporting and importing material between software applications, best practice industry music publishing conventions and many techniques required for contemporary scoring.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1.0 Scoring of Musical Works - Pre Twentieth Century:

1.1 To develop an advanced comprehension of characteristics of 17th - 19th century musical notation and how they are used in scores.
1.2 To develop constructional identification of notational features and the ability to reproduce them with a music scoring software package.
1.3 To introduce the methodology of fast and accurate note-entry.
1.4 To develop good page layout skills and be aware of standard publishing conventions.

2.0 Scoring of Musical Works - 20th Century and Beyond.

2.1 To develop an understanding of the advanced notational capabilities of music publishing software.
2.2 To nurture creativity by producing modern scoring using graphic design techniques and examining their musical representations.
2.3 To introduce alternative notational approaches and use of alternative music fonts.

3.0 Treatment of Musical Notation Data.

3.1 To introduce the concepts of exporting and acquiring notational material electronically.
3.2 To introduce the skills used in sourcing, modifying and distributing Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) files for notational application.
3.3 To develop technical aptitude in the manipulation of music notation data (graphical and musical forms) in common file formats.
ContentScoring of Musical Works - Pre Twentieth Century:

. A study of characteristics of 17th - 19th century musical notation and how they are used in scores.
. Identification of notational features and familiarity with an advanced music scoring software package.
. Methodology used for fast and accurate note-entry.
. Page layout skills and standard publishing conventions.

Scoring of Musical Works - 20th Century and Beyond

. Advanced notational capabilities of music publishing software.
. Modern scoring and graphic design techniques.
. Alternative notational approaches and alternative music fonts.

Treatment of Musical Notation Data

. Exporting and acquiring notational material electronically.
. Sourcing, modifying and distributing Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) files for notational application.
. Manipulating music notation data files (in graphical and musical forms).
Replacing Course(s)This advanced course replaces the current elementary course Music Publishing Software (MUSI 207). The course is being replaced due to a program restructure changing where this elementary material is delivered within the BMus program. Part of this elementary material will now be delivered within the new course Introduction to Music Technology (MUSI 1700). The remainder of the elementary of work, in addition to new and more advanced content, will form the new course Advanced Music Publishing Techniques (MUSI 2703).

Advanced Music Publishing Techniques has no impact upon course offerings by other Faculties/Departments.
TransitionStudents needing to complete Music Publishing Software (MUSI 207) before embarking on the new program pattern will take the relevant components of Introduction to Music Technology (MUSI 1700) to complete MUSI 207 plus additional material and/or classes as required. Students undertaking the same discipline levels/areas/courses in the old and new program patterns will be taught in common classes.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIntroduction to Music Technology (MUSI 1700) or Notation Techniques (MUSI 231).
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practical
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1. Application of Music Notation Software - 30%

The creation of a moderately complex multi-staved score
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2. Application of Music Notation Software - 30%

The creation of a more complex multi-staved score. It may include an excerpt of an instrumental and/or vocal notation.
Essays / Written AssignmentsScoring of Musical Works - 20th Century and Beyond 40%
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term