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Study Guide:  Test Two

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Terms to be defined:

Aftertouch
General MIDI
MIDI In
MIDI Out
MIDI Thru
Modulation Wheel / Pitch Bend ... Joystick (horizontal & vertical controls)
Monophonic
Polyphonic
Quantization
Real-time Recording
Sequencer
Split Point
Step Recording
Touch Sensitivity

Re the birth of MIDI:

  • be able to name the companies involved

  • be able to state the year of its inception

  • be able to state the title of the first MIDI document.

Be able to name a few of the parameters affected by MIDI control messages (e.g., foot pedal data, control wheel data, control slider data, etc.).

By drawing lines to represent MIDI and audio cables, be able to "interface" a computer to a synthesizer, and a synthesizer to a cassette deck or other recording device.

Regarding the harmonic series (a.k.a., overtone series), be able to write out the next seven overtones (through three octaves) on any given fundamental.  A diagram appears on page 211 of the Pellman text, and on page 168 of the Williams text.  It may help to think of the pattern as a X7 chord.  (I hate to discriminate here, but this question will only be applicable to music teachers.  Others are not responsible for knowing the series.)

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