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Music Production Level 1

Course Duration

2 Years

Course Overview

Grade 1 is intended as a basic introduction to music production. It is expected that candidates are competent in the fundamentals of music production prior to entering the examination

Grade 2 is intended for candidates who have acquired basic music production knowledge and skills.

Grade 3 is intended for candidates who have a good understanding of music production knowledge and skills

Who can join this course?

• The Course is for candidates who have mastered the key basic skills in their discipline.
• Candidates who want to pursue music as a career choice
• Candidates who seeking international certificate for admission through ECA quota in universities.
• Candidates who want to secure UCAS points for admission n foreign university.
• Candidates who plan to become music teacher.

Requirements

• Computer/I MAC /Laptop / Mac Book
• Studio Monitors or Studio Headphones
• Midi Keyboard (OPTIONAL)
• Internet Connection

Learning Objectives

GRADE 1
• Identifying studio hardware, physical audio formats, analogue connectivity, computer & digital technology, DAW basics, microphones, MIDI basics, basic audio technology and the fundamentals of mono & stereo sound.
• Sonic Fidelity – Identifying instruments in isolation and within a mix
• Music Theory & Harmony – Identifying relative pitch & basic note lengths
• Technical Skills – At Grade 1 the technical skills will centre around session creation and basic inputting of notes using a software instrument.
• Coursework Task – The candidate will be presented with a situation, and must choose and implement appropriate technique to resolve the scenario. At Grade 1 the scenario will require candidates to import a backing track into their DAW, record a melody, and bounce the resulting mix to a new stereo audio file.

GRADE 2
• Identifying studio hardware, digital file formats, digital connectivity, software components, DAW concepts & capabilities, microphones, non-linear editing concepts, EQ controls and hearing physiology
• Sonic Fidelity – Identifying timing and tuning flaws in a performance
• Music Theory & Harmony – Identifying major and minor triads and basic time signatures
• Stylistic Awareness – Identifying specific genres
• Technical Skills – At Grade 2 the technical skills will centre on MIDI programming using software instruments and basic mix technique.
• Coursework Task – The candidate will be presented with a situation, and must choose and implement appropriate technique to resolve the scenario. At Grade 2 the scenario will require candidates to rearrange provided audio and MIDI loops.
GRADE 3
• Interpreting the functions of studio hardware, digital protocols, analogue connectivity, computer memory & storage, microphones, using loops, the MIDI protocol, dynamic processing and frequency.
• Sonic Fidelity – Distinguishing between mono and stereo recordings and hearing different stereo widths Music Theory & Harmony – Identifying major, minor and blues scales and eighth note triplets Stylistic Awareness –
• Technical Skills – At Grade 3 the technical skills will centre around creating audio loops from provided material.
• Coursework Task – The candidate will be presented with a situation, and must choose and implement appropriate technique to resolve the scenario. At Grade 3 the scenario will require candidates to programme a simple backing track using a set chord structure. Therefore candidates must be confident in creating chords in the key of C major and G major.

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