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How much should a music tech student practice

How much should an A Level Music Tech Student Practice each week?

Here’s the thing! Most A Level Music Tech Student’s don’t practice. Their production activities outside of the classroom are non-existent.

Why is this? The most common excuses we found and how to resolve them.

Excuse 1: I don’t have the software needed to produce music
Solution 1: Practice using a demo or cut down piece of software – Garage band, Ableton live, Cubasis etc.

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Music Technology: Stylistic Finger prints of Rap and Hip Hop

Instrumentation: Vocals (Predominantly male) Rapping Record decks (Turntables) Samplers Synthesizers Drum Machine Sometimes live instruments like guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion, bass, saxophone and other horns Technology and Production: Later styles also use samplers to create loops DJ scratching creates unique …

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Electro Pop Fingerprints / Features

Instrumentation: Vocals Electric Guitar x 2 Bass Guitar / Bass Synth Drum machines or loops Drums and percussion Heavy use of Synthesizers Pads Strings Pianos Samplers Pattern Sequencers   Common Structure: Intro (8 bars) – Verse(8 bars) –  Pre Chorus(8 bars) – …