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Music Technology (MUST-A)
2017 - New A level
Examining board - Edexcel
Additional course entry requirements:
B in GCSE music is essential; basic keyboard skills (Grade 2/3) and Grade 5 theory are desirable
Why music technology?
Studying music technology at the Barnet A Level Music Centre (BEAT) at Woodhouse will provide you with a gateway into the fascinating and evolving world of music technology. You will learn about recording, technology-based composition, listening, analysing and producing. You will be encouraged to engage with a wide range of music technology techniques and develop an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the use of music technology in the creation and production of music.
In recent years, many Woodhouse students have gone on to study music technology, sound production, sound engineering and other courses requiring a similar skill set at university level.
The department is proud of its state-of-the-art recording studio and Mac-based teaching space with relevant software including Logic.
You’ll explore techniques for capturing, editing and manipulating sound to help you understand the impact of music technology on creative processes in the studio. You will then produce a completed mix. You’ll develop ideas and turn them into completed technology-based compositions, develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of musical elements and musical language, and apply them.
You’ll identify, analyse and evaluate creative music production techniques, as applied to the unfamiliar commercial recordings supplied in the exam. As well as identifying effects and their associated parameter settings, you will explain the principles behind the choice of the effects heard on each recording, and their sonic character, in a series of written responses.
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