Electronic Instruments

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This lesson is part of the Electronic Music & Sound Production category.


  • Students will be familiar with historical and contemporary electronic instruments.
  • Students will be able to design a MIDI studio to meet a given musical need.


Listening or Videos[edit]

Class Activities[edit]

  • Discussion and demonstration of electronic instruments (e.g., theremin, synthesizer, Hammond organ, electric guitar)
  • Discussion and demonstration of a MIDI studio, including outboard synthesizers and various controllers
  • Making Sound with Electric Hobby Kits
  • Performance and improvisation using electronic instruments


  • Identification of electronic instruments in recorded music
  • Designing a MIDI studio to meet given musical criteria
  • Creating electromagnetic circuit diagrams
  • Classifying mechanical, electric and electronic instruments