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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Multiple
  • Course Code W24MPPA05A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Can you play a pop instrument but have not yet taken your first steps towards forming a band? Don’t just play on your own with backing tracks - come and learn how to develop as an band player in a safe and friendly environment. Learn effective techniques to rehearse a range music which you will then perform in a gig. Please note: this is the Early band session. In order to form viable groups, it may be necessary to ask musicians to move to the Late band session (7.30-9.30pm).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Produce a sets of 20 mins in a chosen genre
  • Work in a collaborative and dynamic manner to achieve musical goals
  • Recognise significant differences between a selection of styles within the chosen genre
  • Select and rehearse material appropriate for public and studio performances
  • Perform live music to a good standard through effective individual and collaborative working practices
  • Understand the basics of live sound techniques

Class format and activities

• Listen to tutor presentation, explanation and presentation• Guided analytical listening and group discussion• Work in a dynamic, creative and supportive environment• Learn to plan evaluate songs in lead sheet form• Use recordings from workshops to improve group rehearsal and individual practice techniques• With the aid of the tutor, explore the stylistic boundaries of a chosen genre

Entry requirements

• A willingness to listen to others views• An open mind when asked to explore different styles within a specific genre• At least 3 years of playing the desired instrument

What you need to know before you enrol

There is a slight requirement to engage a certain amount of energy on stage once or twice per Term, and occasionally in the workshops.

What you need

• Your instrument (drum kit and guitar amps provided) and lead/s if required• A note book, preferably with manuscript paper A4• Pencil

What you can do next

Enrol for following term of the Rock and Pop Band