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Music Technology AS at Warlingham School

Course description

This course is split into three areas of study: ? Principles and Practice of Music Technology including the use of MIDI and Audio Sequencing, Recording and editing sound. ? Development of Popular Music since 1910. ? Development of Technology based Music. There are three coursework elements to completed over the first two terms and a final Listening exam in the summer. The first element of the coursework portfolio is a sequenced realisation of a piece of popular music set by the exam board, students are required to sequence the music and edit the performance to make it sound as close to the original as possible. The second element has more free choice involved; students are free to choose any song from Popular Music or Jazz Genre and create their own multi track recording. The students take on the role of the recording engineer and record producer but are not allowed to perform on their own recording. The final piece is the most creative where students create their own entirely original interpretation of a set piece in one of two prescribed styles. It is a varied and exciting course where students expand their knowledge of many popular music styles but also study two styles in detail. Students will learn about the origins of the style and the social, political and cultural conditions affecting the development. Assessment Format Coursework Portfolio 1a Sequenced Realised Performance 25% 1b Multitrack Recording 25% 1c Creative Sequenced Arrangement 25% Log book summarising the equipment used and the student’s approaches to the work Listening Paper 1hr 45 mins listening exam 15% 4 shorter questions based on extracts of music 2 longer questions on Special Focus Styles

Entry requirements

GCSE Music an advantage but not essential. Must be able to read music at least treble clef fluent. Musical ability is essential and keyboard skills are a definite advantage.

Future opportunities

Possible Careers and Higher Education Higher education at University or College. Careers in Music Recording, TV and Film post-production.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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