Are you studying Music Performance & Production Rock & Pop UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma at Alton Campus in September? If so, you’re in the right place!
This work will help give you a head start and get to grips with some of the key concepts involved in this course and the music industry and stand you in good stead when you begin your course in September.
We look forward to you starting College with us soon.
Select a band of your choosing. Watch a live performance of theirs. This course requires you to become very good at analysing and evaluating live performance, so start now…
Whilst you are watching, in a notebook start jotting down using the following headings:
Instruments and musical knowledge/competency
Stage management and presentation
Next, write a brief account (approx. 200 words) about how you got into music, what or who has inspired you, and where you would like to see yourself in the future.
Compile a 10-song playlist that best describes you.
Rate the following skill sets/areas of understanding you have from 1 – 10, 1 being “I have very little experience/skill” and 10 being “This is a really strong skill/area for me”. Don’t worry about giving yourself a low score, it won’t affect your place on the course.
Have you visited a festival? If so, select a band that stood out to you and assess your reasons why. Use the previous headings to help you.
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