Music Production Jazz & Pop

Module code
M-JP-MPR
Curricular domain
Practical Classes
Credits
2
Group size
10
Number of course weeks
15
Class duration
One 60-minute lesson per week.
Total contact hours
15 hours
Study load
41 hours

Form / content / level

Prerequisites
Admitted to the Bachelor course and in the possession of a personal laptop (Mac or Windows).
Competencies
See Competencies Matrix.
Aims
Students acquire the basic skills pertaining to the use of DAW-software.
Relation to other modules
This module is related to theory modules, Composition/Arranging, and Harmony at the Piano.
Content
Students learn to conceptualize their compositions (forms, lead sheet, sounds).
Students learn various techniques pertaining to recording MIDI signals from MIDI devices, e.g., a MIDI piano, which are then processed with sequencing software, e.g., Logic, Cubase, Studio One etc.
Students learn how to fit the materials they have recorded into their arrangement, using various techniques such as quantization, adjusting the different parameters (e.g., volume, length, position), as well as sound and editing.
Mode(s) of instruction
Simulation, discussion, lab classes.
Material
Students acquire a personal laptop (Mac or Windows). They are personally responsible for both hardware and DAW software (Logic, Cubase, or freeware such as Studio One) and failure to keep these functioning may affect the final grade.
Study materials designed by teacher.
Student activity
Lab classes.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
The final assignment comprises a music production built from at least four different MIDI/vst tracks (audio tracks optional, in agreement with instructor), lasting circa two minutes, and comprising two clearly distinct, but integrated sections (A/B part, verse/chorus, etc.).
Criteria
Careful and precise application of the above techniques, as well as mastering the elements described under Aims.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5.
Examination procedure
Forthcoming.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.
Module summary
Students learn to conceptualize their compositions, various techniques pertaining to recording MIDI signals from MIDI devices and how to fit the materials they have recorded into their arrangement, as well as sound and editing.