Higher Music Technology
Brief Course Outline
This course consists of three units:
Music Technology Skills
- Using appropriate hardware and software to capture and manipulate audio.
- Develop knowledge of Music Technology hardware and sound recording techniques.
- Demonstrate practical skills in mixing, editing and sound recording techniques through using appropriate software and hardware.
Understanding 20th and 21st century Music
- Develop listening skills, and knowledge of the music industry, within the context of 20th and 21st century styles and genres.
- Listen to music from a variety of 20th and 21st century musical styles and genres and understand how this relates to developments in Music Technology.
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the music industry, including intellectual property rights.
Music Technology in context
- Demonstrate skills and abilities to capture and manipulate audio in a variety of contexts (spoken word, live performances, film foley, multi-track recording).
- Create Audio projects using developed music technology skills creatively to combine skills from a range of contexts.
- Completing planning and evaluation tasks to fully document progress and show understanding of all skills used to complete the project.
The final mark results from:
- Music Technology Assignment (80 marks scaled to 70%)
*Planning (20 marks) *Implementing (50 marks) *Evaluating (10 marks)
The project must demonstrate:
- Audio project using music technology and sound production creatively.
- At least two contexts combined using Music Technology creatively in a choice of contexts (one of which must demonstrate a multi-track recording of sound/music).
- Project must also include a demonstration of multi-tracked sound/music which is electronically produced.
- Music Technology Listening Paper (40 marks scaled to 30%)
Question paper based on recorded excerpts of music linking to the Understanding 20th and 21st Century Music.
National 5 Music Technology or demonstrable experience in Music Technology
- Unit 1 – Music Technology Skills is internally assessed.
- Unit 2 – Understanding 20th and 21st century Music is internally assessed.
- Unit 3 – Music Technology in context is internally assessed.
- Final Assignment is externally assessed on the basis of a submitted assignment (out of 80 marks)
- Listening Exam consists of a written question paper (out of 40 marks)
Higher is assessed externally and graded A-D.