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Music Technology at Penketh High School

Course description

The course covers three areas of study:The Principles and Practice of Music TechnologyThis area of study involves study and practice of MIDI sequencing, audio sequencing and multi-track recording, using equipment and technical processes to capture sounds and manipulatethem to produce musical results.Popular Music Styles since 1910Study of Popular Music, including jazz, pop and rock. Students learn about the main musical andcultural characteristics of the major styles and trends of the past 100 years, ranging fromragtime and Dixieland Jazz through to recent developments in Club Music and Electronica.The Development of Technology-based MusicThe aim of this area of study is to help students understand more about the development andinfluence of technology on music since 1910. Study includes instruments involving technology,recording practice, and developments in contemporary art music.

Entry requirements

Music Technology plays a key role in music across the globe. The A level course is designed to open up a range of exciting and useful skills to students, and to encourage them to learn about the subject. Students, including those who do not play a traditional instrument, are encouraged toexplore their musicality and create original music using technology You must have studied either Music or Music Technology GCSE and have an understanding of notation and rhythm

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Penketh High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years