The Benefits of Music Technology


As musicians there are so many paths that we can take.  From composition, to the study of theory, technique, history, and so much more, music offers a wide array of possible avenues of exploration.  However, when adding in the element of music technology, these paths branch out into an exponential growing web of areas of study.

Perhaps the best part of music technology is that each artist’s personality can resonate with a specific sub-section of music technology.  For example, if you have a math/engineering oriented way of thinking, then the study of synthesis and sound engineering may work best for you.  For those with a more innate creative side, live looping and music production may resonate the most.  Regardless of what type of learner you are, and what subjects fascinate you the most, music technology offers something for everyone.

Where our teachers have seen the most benefit is from taking their abilities as composer and applying music technology so that their compositions become full, realized productions.  In other words, the notated sheet music of their works can become full virtual orchestrations, electronic music productions, hip hop instrumentals, etc.  While this universe of music technology and music production can take many years to master, having lessons on this subject (whether private or group classes) can help excellerate the learning curve.  It’s easy for a student to get lost in their educational direction from having too many options available as learning tools.  For example, one learning form youtube videos may find themselves asking “which video should I go to next?”, or “why does this information contradict the information in the last video?”  This is where having a teacher can help seam everything together by breaking down key concepts, and showing how they interconnect.

Something sounds off with my song.  Is it my composition itself, the sound design, the mixing, the mastering?  This is a difficult question to answer without a professional to help guide you through the process of connecting all of the various components.  That’s why Cook Music School strives to offer clarity in this new and evolving field of music technology.  As new software is offered and new technological limitations are broken/expanded, our teachers aim to teach the fundamentals that make up this field, while also staying up-to-date with the newest advancements in music production, synthesis, and sound design.

It’s recommended to compile a list of questions so that if/when you start music production classes you can hit the ground running.  However, if you’re an absolute beginner, let our teachers evaluate your interests, skills, and budget to help you achieve the production quality you feel best represents your music.  This way, if you’ve been studying music theory and/or technique, our teachers can help you take your previous skills and amplify them through the use of technology.

While some artists will strictly follow their love for acoustic aesthetics, others may look to utilize technology to develop a more unique and nuanced sound.  For those students seeking this type of artistic expansion, Cook Music School is here to offer you quality lessons in this quickly evolving field of music technology.


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