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The books in the LRC are arranged by topic using Library of Congress classification system. Here are a few call number ranges to explore:

M2-2.3 Musical sources

M5-1480  Instrumental music

M1000-1075  Orchestra

M1495-2199  Vocal music

M1530-1609  Choruses

M2198-2199  Popular religious and devotional music

ML159-3785  History and criticism

ML430-458  Composition and performance

ML459-1380  Instruments and instrumental music

ML3795  Music as a profession. Vocational guidance

ML3805-3817  Physics and acoustics

MT5.5-7  Music theory

MT40-67  Composition. Elements and techniques of music

MT728-735  Ensembles

MT820-915  Singing and vocal technique

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Music Production

The AB Music Production program is the pioneering program in the realm of contemporary music and audio education in the Philippines. Students learn the process of recording, engineering and production. This makes for a more well-rounded education and lays the platform for them to develop their own unique production style.

This subject guide gathers in one place carefully evaluated and selected resources on music production available and accessible at the CLR and its subscribed databases. Books (both print and electronic) are categorized per course; while journals, online databases, and industry report are recommended for the entire Music Production program.

 

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Books on ADARORC - Advanced Arranging and Orchestration

Advanced Arranging and Orchestration

This course is a continuation of the 1st orchestration class (ARRORCH). It is primarily focused on the advance exploration and application of various concepts, designs, techniques and idioms in musical arranging using the orchestra. This will be in cursory consideration of utilizing aspects and use of different mediums as a preparation to applied subjects such as jingle writing, composition and film scoring. Through this approach, the course provides a study of complex forms and modern approaches of orchestrating utilizing western, non-western and non-traditional concepts. This is accomplished in relation to the development of musical ideas in the modern or contemporary style as well as hands-on training and analysis.

Advanced Arranging and Orchestration

This course is a continuation of the 1st orchestration class (ARRORCH). It is primarily focused on the advance exploration and application of various concepts, designs, techniques and idioms in musical arranging using the orchestra. This will be in cursory consideration of utilizing aspects and use of different mediums as a preparation to applied subjects such as jingle writing, composition and film scoring. Through this approach, the course provides a study of complex forms and modern approaches of orchestrating utilizing western, non-western and non-traditional concepts. This is accomplished in relation to the development of musical ideas in the modern or contemporary style as well as hands-on training and analysis.

Books on ADRETEC - Advanced Recording Technology

Advanced Recording Technology

This course offers a more detailed discussion and deeper coverage of recording principles and techniques. You will learn additional recording techniques for a wider range of instruments and musical styles. A wider coverage of mixing techniques will be taken up to further elevate the quality of your music productions. Continued use of the Pro Tools recording system will further improve your operational skills of said software. Aside from further enhancing your listening skills and perception of sound quality, this course will also introduce to you the audio post-production process as employed in video, TV and film productions.

Advanced Recording Technology

This course offers a more detailed discussion and deeper coverage of recording principles and techniques. You will learn additional recording techniques for a wider range of instruments and musical styles. A wider coverage of mixing techniques will be taken up to further elevate the quality of your music productions. Continued use of the Pro Tools recording system will further improve your operational skills of said software. Aside from further enhancing your listening skills and perception of sound quality, this course will also introduce to you the audio post-production process as employed in video, TV and film productions.

Books on APOSTEC - Audio Post Production Techniques

Audio Post Production Techniques

This an elective course on the process and techniques used for audio post production for video, film and other multi media formats for broadcast quality. In this class, you will learn how to record and create mixes in context with its visual medium, with or without synchronization. Post production processes such as ADR (automatic dialogue replacement), soundtrack recording and sound effects design will be experienced. A full mix of all audio elements will be created.

Audio Post Production Techniques

This an elective course on the process and techniques used for audio post production for video, film and other multi media formats for broadcast quality. In this class, you will learn how to record and create mixes in context with its visual medium, with or without synchronization. Post production processes such as ADR (automatic dialogue replacement), soundtrack recording and sound effects design will be experienced. A full mix of all audio elements will be created.

Books on APPMUS1 - Applied Music 1

Applied Music 1

This is the first level of individual instruction in the student’s instrument of choice. Students may choose from the following principal instruments: Piano, Classical Guitar, Electronic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Brass, Voice and Electronic Music. Students must declare a primary instrument at which they can advance and build on proficiency through private instruction, ensembles, practical application and performances.

Applied Music 1

This is the first level of individual instruction in the student’s instrument of choice. Students may choose from the following principal instruments: Piano, Classical Guitar, Electronic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Brass, Voice and Electronic Music. Students must declare a primary instrument at which they can advance and build on proficiency through private instruction, ensembles, practical application and performances.

Books on APPMUS2 - Applied Music 2

Applied Music 2

This is the second level of individual instruction in the student’s instrument of choice. Students may choose from the following principal instruments: Piano, Classical Guitar, Electronic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Brass, Voice and Electronic Music. Students must declare a primary instrument at which they can advance and build on proficiency through private instruction, ensembles, practical application and performances. This time the student will focus on intermediate to advanced levels of technical studies with the chosen instrument and will start learning how to perform in the context of an ensemble and/or as collaborative work.

Applied Music 2

This is the second level of individual instruction in the student’s instrument of choice. Students may choose from the following principal instruments: Piano, Classical Guitar, Electronic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Brass, Voice and Electronic Music. Students must declare a primary instrument at which they can advance and build on proficiency through private instruction, ensembles, practical application and performances. This time the student will focus on intermediate to advanced levels of technical studies with the chosen instrument and will start learning how to perform in the context of an ensemble and/or as collaborative work.

Books on APPMUS3 - Applied Music 3

Applied Music 3

This is the first of two intermediate courses for individual lessons in singing, instrument playing or electronic music. This course prepares you for future work as a professional musician by equipping you to be proficient in your instrument of choice.

Applied Music 3

This is the first of two intermediate courses for individual lessons in singing, instrument playing or electronic music. This course prepares you for future work as a professional musician by equipping you to be proficient in your instrument of choice.

Books on APPMUS4 - Applied Music 4

Applied Music 4

This is the second of two intermediate courses for individual lessons in singing, instrument playing or electronic music. This course prepares you for future work as a professional musician by equipping you to be proficient in your instrument of choice.

Applied Music 4

This is the second of two intermediate courses for individual lessons in singing, instrument playing or electronic music. This course prepares you for future work as a professional musician by equipping you to be proficient in your instrument of choice.

Books on ARRBAND1 - Arranging for Big Band

Arranging for Big Band

The study of writing and arranging for the rhythm section as well as big band instruments and Big Band structure. You will be exposed to the many different styles of small to large ensemble performance. You will examine various Rhythm Section and Big Band styles and application of those styles. You will also learn Skills such as transposition, arranging techniques, transcription, instrumental blending and idiomatic writing. 

Arranging for Big Band

The study of writing and arranging for the rhythm section as well as big band instruments and Big Band structure. You will be exposed to the many different styles of small to large ensemble performance. You will examine various Rhythm Section and Big Band styles and application of those styles. You will also learn Skills such as transposition, arranging techniques, transcription, instrumental blending and idiomatic writing. 

Books on ARRORCH - Arranging for the Orchestra

Arranging for the Orchestra

This course will introduce you to the various instruments of the modern symphonic orchestra and the basic methods of scoring for these instruments. It also aims for you to understand the basic concepts, principles and tools for arranging for instruments of the orchestra, including transpositions and idioms. This course seeks to employ these concepts, principles and tools in the meaningful creation of arrangements for the orchestra.

Arranging for the Orchestra

This course will introduce you to the various instruments of the modern symphonic orchestra and the basic methods of scoring for these instruments. It also aims for you to understand the basic concepts, principles and tools for arranging for instruments of the orchestra, including transpositions and idioms. This course seeks to employ these concepts, principles and tools in the meaningful creation of arrangements for the orchestra.

Books on BAMBPRIC - Basic MIDI Principles

Basic MIDI Principles

This is an introduction to MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) sequencing focusing on dance music such as electronic music, hip-hop, synthpop, techno, trance and dubstep, to name a few. You will be utilizing Windows-based software, namely, SONAR and Reason.

Basic MIDI Principles

This is an introduction to MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) sequencing focusing on dance music such as electronic music, hip-hop, synthpop, techno, trance and dubstep, to name a few. You will be utilizing Windows-based software, namely, SONAR and Reason.

Books on BAMISET - Basic MIDI Set-Up

Basic MIDI Set-Up

This course will focus on MIDI sequencing using samples of traditional live instruments used in pop, rock, classical, and jazz music genres. You will be utilizing Macintosh-based software, specifically Digital Performer. You will also learn how to create a home music production studio, which will include selecting equipment and designing the physical setup of the studio.

Basic MIDI Set-Up

This course will focus on MIDI sequencing using samples of traditional live instruments used in pop, rock, classical, and jazz music genres. You will be utilizing Macintosh-based software, specifically Digital Performer. You will also learn how to create a home music production studio, which will include selecting equipment and designing the physical setup of the studio.

Books on BARETEC - Basic Recording Techniques

Basic Recording Techniques

This course covers the basic processes of audio recording using the Pro Tools digital recording system. You will learn the basic techniques and principles used in recording vocals and band instruments. Music recording projects using pre-existing or original songs will be required where focus will be on the recording process.. You will be trained how to operate the Pro Tools digital audio workstation, considered to be an industry standard in audio recording software. Aside from basic recording and Pro Tools, this course will also develop your listening skills to enable better analysis of sound quality.

Basic Recording Techniques

This course covers the basic processes of audio recording using the Pro Tools digital recording system. You will learn the basic techniques and principles used in recording vocals and band instruments. Music recording projects using pre-existing or original songs will be required where focus will be on the recording process.. You will be trained how to operate the Pro Tools digital audio workstation, considered to be an industry standard in audio recording software. Aside from basic recording and Pro Tools, this course will also develop your listening skills to enable better analysis of sound quality.

Books on BUSIMUS - Music Business

Music Business

This course seeks to provide you with a theoretical and practical understanding of the structure and dynamics of the music industry:  your rights and responsibilities in their creation of intellectual property in relation to domestic and international laws and statutes governing their musical productions and performances; principles and techniques of music marketing, publishing and publication; current situations and conditions and conditions directly affecting music as a profession in the Philippines and international settings.

Music Business

This course seeks to provide you with a theoretical and practical understanding of the structure and dynamics of the music industry:  your rights and responsibilities in their creation of intellectual property in relation to domestic and international laws and statutes governing their musical productions and performances; principles and techniques of music marketing, publishing and publication; current situations and conditions and conditions directly affecting music as a profession in the Philippines and international settings.

Books on CHORUS1 - Chorus Class 1

Chorus Class 1

The chorus class is the entry-level choir for both male and female students interested in vocal music performance that will help them improve their note-reading. It is also an outlet for the student who enjoys singing for his/her own pleasure. The following musical skills for ensemble singing will be stressed:  proper breathing, pleasant vocal production, blend and balance, expansion of range, good intonation, ear training, and sight-reading. Various styles of choral literature will be explored which will help prepare for membership in one of the select choirs. Participation in various performances is a requirement of the class. In-school rehearsals, performances, and activities are part of the course grade. These activities are integral elements that support and extend learning in the classroom. Homework will vary with the individual. There will be sectionals and ensembles instructions during lecture/class time.

Chorus Class 1

The chorus class is the entry-level choir for both male and female students interested in vocal music performance that will help them improve their note-reading. It is also an outlet for the student who enjoys singing for his/her own pleasure. The following musical skills for ensemble singing will be stressed:  proper breathing, pleasant vocal production, blend and balance, expansion of range, good intonation, ear training, and sight-reading. Various styles of choral literature will be explored which will help prepare for membership in one of the select choirs. Participation in various performances is a requirement of the class. In-school rehearsals, performances, and activities are part of the course grade. These activities are integral elements that support and extend learning in the classroom. Homework will vary with the individual. There will be sectionals and ensembles instructions during lecture/class time.

Books on CHORUS2 - Chorus Class 2

Chorus Class 2

The chorus class 2 is the intermediate-level choir for both male and female students interested in vocal music performance that will help them improve their note-reading. It is also an outlet for the student who enjoys singing for his/her own pleasure. The following musical skills for ensemble singing will be stressed: proper breathing, pleasant vocal production, blend and balance, expansion of range, good intonation, ear training, and sight-reading. Various styles of choral literature will be explored which will help prepare for membership in one of the select choirs. Participation in various performances is a requirement of the class. In-school rehearsals, performances, and activities are part of the course grade. These activities are integral elements that support and extend learning in the classroom. Homework will vary with the individual. There will be sectionals and ensembles instructions during lecture/class time.

Chorus Class 2

The chorus class 2 is the intermediate-level choir for both male and female students interested in vocal music performance that will help them improve their note-reading. It is also an outlet for the student who enjoys singing for his/her own pleasure. The following musical skills for ensemble singing will be stressed: proper breathing, pleasant vocal production, blend and balance, expansion of range, good intonation, ear training, and sight-reading. Various styles of choral literature will be explored which will help prepare for membership in one of the select choirs. Participation in various performances is a requirement of the class. In-school rehearsals, performances, and activities are part of the course grade. These activities are integral elements that support and extend learning in the classroom. Homework will vary with the individual. There will be sectionals and ensembles instructions during lecture/class time.

Books on CNTRPNT - Counterpoint

Counterpoint

The study on the principles of voice leading, the treatment of dissonances, intervallic and harmonic organization, and melodic structures. The principal goal of a study of counterpoint is for you to have a heightened sensitivity to the contrapuntal element that is present in all musical styles in various degrees; to discover the forces of tension and relaxation, direction and musical climax that operate whenever two or more voices sound together. Analysis will address both the technical interaction of voices as well as issues of melody, line and form in music.

Counterpoint

The study on the principles of voice leading, the treatment of dissonances, intervallic and harmonic organization, and melodic structures. The principal goal of a study of counterpoint is for you to have a heightened sensitivity to the contrapuntal element that is present in all musical styles in various degrees; to discover the forces of tension and relaxation, direction and musical climax that operate whenever two or more voices sound together. Analysis will address both the technical interaction of voices as well as issues of melody, line and form in music.

Books on COMPOS1 - Basic Composition

Basic Composition

This is an introductory class course in music-writing aimed at developing your proficiency in using rudimentary composition techniques. Your analytical awareness will also improve by engaging in analysis and discussion of works that exhibit various styles and techniques, followed by applying your knowledge through short exercises and projects

Basic Composition

This is an introductory class course in music-writing aimed at developing your proficiency in using rudimentary composition techniques. Your analytical awareness will also improve by engaging in analysis and discussion of works that exhibit various styles and techniques, followed by applying your knowledge through short exercises and projects

Books on COMPOS2 - Advanced Composition

Advanced Composition

It is a continuation of the lessons introduced in COMPOS1. You will be introduced to various techniques and approaches through more exercises in listening, analysis, and music-writing, and look into how you can synthesize them with your personal musical language. Your one-on-one correspondence with the teacher will be an opportunity and space for focused discussion and constructive criticism.

Advanced Composition

It is a continuation of the lessons introduced in COMPOS1. You will be introduced to various techniques and approaches through more exercises in listening, analysis, and music-writing, and look into how you can synthesize them with your personal musical language. Your one-on-one correspondence with the teacher will be an opportunity and space for focused discussion and constructive criticism.

Books on ENSEMB1 - Music Ensemble 1

Music Ensemble 1

This is the 1st of the two ensemble classes in the Music Production curriculum, a performance class geared towards proper ensemble practice and study. In this class, using your instrument or voice, you will learn music repertoire and arrangements appropriate at your proficiency level, in preparation for a 45 minute recital performance at the end of the term.

Music Ensemble 1

This is the 1st of the two ensemble classes in the Music Production curriculum, a performance class geared towards proper ensemble practice and study. In this class, using your instrument or voice, you will learn music repertoire and arrangements appropriate at your proficiency level, in preparation for a 45 minute recital performance at the end of the term.

Books on ENSEMB2 - Music Ensemble 2