New Adventures Teaching Music Technology – BTEC Music

So, this academic year 2012/13 I have started to design a Music Technology GCSE/BTEC course. We are following either the NCFE extended certificate for Music Technology or the Edexcel Pearson BTEC for Music (and chose the Music Technology options). Currently we are awaiting news from Edexcel/Ofqual to see whether the BTEC will be accredited for assessment in 2015……..

My course is for Year 9 students who have opted for Music Technology. We currently teach 40 students on this course. Here’s what we have done so far.

All About Audio – an introduction to audacity and how to edit and manipulate audio

Halloween Soundscape – using the skills gained in all About Audio to create a piece of creative composition

Drum Sequencing – the basics of drum performance and how to sequence a basic drum beat in cubase

Sequenced Performance of “Heaven” – Emeli Sande using midi maps and tutorial video files

HEAVEN Emeli Sande Midi Maps

Sequenced Performance of “Bounce” – Calvin Harris ft Kelis

BOUNCE Calvin Harris Midi Maps

Sequenced Performance of “The Zephyr Song” – The Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Zephyr Song Red Hot Chilli Peppers Midi Maps