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Music Technology A Level at Haverstock School

Course description

1. The principles and practice of music technology
The use of technology in pop and jazz
 Multi track recording and mixing desks MIDI sequencing
 Audio recording on PCs
 Synthesisers and editing sounds

Theory and application of microphone use
Theory and application of effects and processors
Basic acoustic principles and reverberation (reverb)
Recognise recording and production techniques by listening to recordings
Developing a fluent music technology vocabulary

2. Popular music styles since 1910
You will analyse all styles of popular music since 1910 including jazz
You will focus on two styles chosen by the exam board
Staff notation (both treble and bass clefs)
Key and chord symbols
Common types of structure and structural devices
Common performance techniques

A2 only
3. The development of technology-based music
The development and influence of technology on music since 1910

Entry requirements

C grade or higher at GCSE music and qualified to take A level courses at Haverstock.


Coursework requirements (70% of AS. 35% of A2)
Examination (30% of AS. 15% of A2)

Future opportunities

Study music technology or other music courses to university degree level, or to HND level at various colleges. Sound engineering (both studio and live) courses and a great addition for a career as a performing or recording musician or studio technician.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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