Intro to the AS Music Technology Course

Welcome to the new cohort of year 12 Music Techology students.

Here’s a document giving an outline of Music Technology at Simon Balle. Please read this to familiarise yourself with the department and the requirements at AS level.

Now have a listen to these tracks and consider the application of music technology in their production. As you’re listening, try to answer the following questions.

When do you think each track was recorded?

What instrumentation has been used?

How do you think the track was recorded? Live? Overdubbed? Sequenced? A combination of live and sequenced content?

Can you detect any specific effects or production techniques used in the tracks?

Contemporary indie…

Dubstep…

The mighty Hendrix…

Drum & Bass…

Dub…

Elvis…

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