Music Production Level 3

Course Duration

2 Years

Course Overview

Grade 6 is intended for candidates who have mastered basic music production technique and can use creativity to enhance their productions.
Grade 7 is intended for candidates who are competent in music production technique, and are capable of overcoming challenging situations.
Grade 8 is intended for candidates who have mastered music production and are capable of critiquing their own work, therefore achieving a professional finish to their productions.

Who can join this course?

• The Course is for candidates who have appeared and passed Grade 5 exam from any music examination board.
• 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
• Midi Keyboard
• Internet Connection

Learning Objectives

Grade 6
• Creative uses for studio hardware, lossy audio formats, balanced audio, cloud storage, plugins, multi microphone technique, automation, basic software synthesis, dynamic range and sound isolation
• Sonic Fidelity – Identifying industry standard effects
• Music Theory & Harmony – Identify diminished and augmented triads and genre specific drum grooves
• Technical Skills – At Grade 6 the technical skills will centre around adding effects using buses and auxiliaries.
• Coursework Task – The candidate will be presented with a situation, and must choose and implement appropriate technique to resolve the scenario. At Grade 6 the candidate may choose to specialise in Audio Production, Electronic Music Production or Sound for Media:
a) Audio Production: The scenario will require the use of automation to fix a dynamically uneven vocal recording
b) Electronic Music Production: The scenario will require the creation of an original synth patch that works with the provided drum groove
c) Sound for Media: The scenario will require the candidate to create a suitable sonic or musical atmosphere to the provided image

Grade 7
• Working around equipment faults, format incompatibility, connectivity faults, software optimisation, latency, phase, stereo width, groove / quantisation, signal noise and studio monitoring.
• Sonic Fidelity – Identifying stereo phase issues on instrument and full mix recordings.
• Music Theory & Harmony – Identifying harmonic & melodic minor scales, son and rumba clave.
• Stylistic Awareness – Identifying specific genres.
• Technical Skills – At Grade 7 the technical skills will centre around correcting the timing in a performance.
• Coursework Task – The candidate will be presented with a situation, and must choose and implement appropriate technique to resolve the scenario. At Grade 7 the candidate may choose to specialise in Audio Production, Electronic Music Production or Sound for Media:
a) Audio Production: The scenario will focus on creating a harmony to a vocal performance from a range of software techniques
b) Electronic Music Production: The scenario will require a drum break to be edited and re-timed to a new tempo
c) Sound for Media: The scenario will require the candidate to create a sonic solution to an animated logo
Grade 8
• Comparing studio hardware, audio file formats, analogue vs. digital technology, microphone technique choice, vocal comping, triggered samples, balanced audio advantages and acoustic room design.
• Sonic Fidelity – Identifying high and low resolution audio files.
• Music Theory & Harmony – Identifying modes of the major scale and irregular time signatures
• Technical Skills – At Grade 8 the technical skills will centre around creative music production technique such as parallel compression.
• Coursework Task – The candidate will be presented with a situation, and must choose and implement appropriate technique to resolve the scenario. At Grade 8 the candidate may choose to specialise in Audio Production, Electronic Music Production or Sound for Media:
a) Audio Production: The scenario will focus on mastering a final mix with EQ, compressors and limiters
b) Electronic Music Production: The scenario will focus on creating a remix using the supplied vocal sample
c) Sound for Media: The scenario will require the candidate to synchronise sound effects, including Foley, to the provided video