Audio/MIDI sequencing in education

Course Information
TitleΗλεκτρονική ενορχήστρωση στην εκπαιδευτική διαδικασία / Audio/MIDI sequencing in education
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013917

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 60
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses535
Music CompositionElective Courses535

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Before the completion of this course each student should be able to: 1. understand and display knowledge on the fundamentals of MIDI sequencing & digital audio 2. Apply knowledge about these concepts into practical domains, by running small projects on processing MIDI/audio signals 3. Develop practical skills in connecting MIDI/audio systems with electronic musical instruments 4. Develop the ability to implement related applications that could be constructively used in music educational settings.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Rapid technological development in the field of music technology and electronic musical instruments has entirely changed the music production process. As a consequence, advanced knowledge and practical skills on electronic audio and music systems is required for musicians, as being a necessary complementary skill to their musical ones. Topical outline of the course: A/D conversion and analysis of audio signals – Introduction to the MIDI protocol – Setting up a MIDI & Audio system – Computers and Desktop MIDI/audio - MIDI and electronic musical instruments (synthesizers, controllers) – Fundamentals of MIDI sequencing. Development of MIDI/audio sequencing-based applications and lesson plans for different levels of music education (automated harmonization, recording in the classroom, creating backing tracks etc.).
MIDI, Music technology, animation, electronic musical instruments
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Both instruction and students’ practice are conducted in a fully-equipped computer lab with full facilities for desktop MIDI/audio/video production (20 workstations). There are several types of software which is used most of the time during the semester, such as: 1. Electronic presentation software (e.g. MS PowerPoint) 2. Audio processing software. 3. MIDI/audio sequencing software. 4. Virtual instrument libraries. An online version of the course has been also implemented in moodle e-Education platform.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work301
Interactive Teaching in Information Center602
Student Assessment
Assessment is performed gradually during the semester through two types of activities: Students should complete 4-5 small-scale lab projects that relate to fundamental topics of MIDI/audio sequencing
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Λώτης, Θ., Διαμαντόπουλος, Τ., 2015. Μουσική πληροφορική και μουσική με υπολογιστές. [ηλεκτρ. βιβλ.] Αθήνα:Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών. Διαθέσιμο στο:
Additional bibliography for study
Αδάμ Δημήτρης. (2002). Προγραμματίζοντας σε MIDI. Αθήνα: Σύγχρονη Μουσική. Casabona, Helen. Basic MIDI applications: sequencers, drum machines, and keyboards / by Helen Casabona and David Frederick; edited by Brent Hurtig. GPI Publications; Alfred Pub. Co., c1988 Huber, David (1999). The MIDI Manual: A Practical Guide to MIDI in the Project Studio. Boston: Focal Press.
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