Hal Leonard Make Your Own Music

Hal Leonard Books has released Make Your Own Music: A Creative Curriculum Using Music Technology by Richard McCready, a complete classroom curriculum for both learning and teaching music technology.

Containing lessons and projects for using the PreSonus Music Creation Suite, it provides an organized approach to creating your own music using modern technology. An incredibly valuable tool for the enthusiast, student, or teacher, it incorporates composition ideas, notation skills, and digital audio workstation proficiencies.

Although the fundamental principles conveyed in this book apply to the use of virtually any DAW, each chapter focuses on building musical and compositional knowledge using Notion and/or Studio One.

Make Your Own Music is organized into easily digestible chapters that cover topics such as “Getting Started with Recording,” “Getting Started with Notion,” “Creating Electronic Music with Virtual Instruments in Studio One,” and “Mixing and Mastering in Studio One.”

Each chapter highlights three demonstrable skills that students can learn by working through self-paced projects: examples of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) problem-solving strategies from music technology history, and composition assignments with reproducible grading sheets for teachers.

Supporting materials can be accessed online. They round out the educational and instructional experience through video tutorials and printable documents.

The book is available for purchase for $24.99 USD.

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