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Music Technology A Level at Tollbar Academy

Course description

Unit 1 - Music Technology Portfolio 1
Students will learn and use a variety of music and music technology skills in order to
complete this unit.
The three assessment tasks in this unit include:
A - Sequenced realised performance
B - Multi-track recording
C - Creative sequenced arrangement
Unit 2 - Listening and analysing
Study the development of popular music styles from 1910 to the present day, including
2 special focus styles.
Unit 3 - Music Technology Portfolio 2
This builds on skills acquired in Unit 1 and extends these to a composition task. it
involves detailed study of the development of technology-based music.
The three assessment tasks in this unit include:
A - Sequenced integrated performance.
B - Multi-track recording.
C - Composing using music technology.
Unit 4 - analysing and Producing
Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of music and the principles
of music technology through a series of written commentaries, manipulations and
production tasks. You will need to:
• Manipulate and correct recorded music;
• Write commentaries on technological processes;
• Produce a balanced stereo mix.

Entry requirements

You must have an interest in all styles of popular music, recording and computer
music. In addition to that, you will need at least one of the following:
• GCSE music minimum grade B;
• BTEC music passed;
• Grade 2 or above on an instrument or voice (ABRSM, Trinity, Guildhall, Rockschool,
RGT or equivalent).
Finally, you will need good problem solving skills and attention to details.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tollbar Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years