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Music Technology

Course Level:  National 4

The course is designed to enable learners to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of music technology and concepts relevant to the 20th and 21st Centuries. The course provides opportunities for learners to create a project, using these skills, that are relevant to the needs of the music industry.

The Music Technology course consists of 4 units:

Music Technology Skills

Pupils develop skills in the use of music technology to capture and manipulate audio.

This will take the form of a project recording a mini radio show, live recording of musical performances or an advertising jingle.

Understanding 20th and 21st Century Music

The aim of the unit is to help learners develop knowledge and understanding of 20th and 21st century musical styles and how they relate to developments in music technology.

Music technology in context

This unit allows learners to apply their technology skills in a range of real life contexts. Pupils will explore sound design for film, TV Themes, adverts and computer gaming.

Added Value Unit

The assignment will be a piece of work which demonstrates the application of knowledge and skills gained throughout the course.  Projects developed during the Music technology in context can be extended and enhanced for assessment.

Course Level:  National 5

The course is designed to enable learners to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of music technology and concepts relevant to the 20th and 21st Centuries. The course provides opportunities for learners to create a project, using these skills, that are relevant to the needs of the music industry.

The Music Technology course consists of 3 units:

Music Technology Skills

Pupils develop skills in the use of music technology to capture and manipulate audio.

This will take the form of a project recording a mini radio show, live recording of musical performances or an advertising jingle.

Understanding 20th and 21st Century Music

The aim of the unit is to help learners develop knowledge and understanding of 20th and 21st century musical styles and how they relate to developments in music technology.

Music technology in context

This unit allows learners to apply their technology skills in a range of real life contexts.  Pupils will explore sound design for film, TV Themes, adverts and computer gaming.

Added Value

Practical Music technology assignment

The assignment will be a piece of work which demonstrates the application of knowledge and skills gained throughout the course.  Projects developed during the Music technology in context can be extended and enhanced for assessment. There are two component to the unit:

Practical assignment 70%

Question paper 30%

Further information can be obtained from:

National 4:  http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/56949.html

National 5:  http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/56950.html