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Component 2: Music Skills Development
In this component, you will participate in workshops and classes where you will develop technical, practical, personal and professional skills and specialise in at least two of the following areas: music performance, creating original music, music production. Throughout your development, you will review your progress and consider how to make improvements. You will learn how musicians share their work and collaborate with others and will develop your skills as a musician in how to use blogs, YouTube™, Soundcloud™ and other platforms to share your work and skills development with others.
Learning outcome A: Demonstrate professional and commercial skills for the music industry
Learners will explore professional techniques for musicians and look at how musicians share their music with others. They will learn to use a variety of methods of evidencing processes and outcomes and communicating skills development.
Learning outcome B: Apply development processes for music skills and techniques
Learners will participate in workshops and sessions to identify and develop musical skills and techniques in the following three disciplines: 1. Music performance 2. Creating original music 3. Music production. They will then select and develop their individual musical and professional techniques appropriate to context and style and demonstrate the application of these skills and techniques in the creation of musical outcomes across two of the three disciplines.
Component 3: Responding to a Music Brief
This component will allow you to work to your strengths and interests and apply the skills that you have learned throughout your course in a practical way. You will focus on a particular area of the music sector that excites and appeals to you and respond to a music brief as a composer, performer or producer. You will begin by exploring the brief and investigating possible responses and ideas to meet the demands of the brief. Using relevant resources, skills and techniques you will then develop and refine musical material before presenting your final response. You will develop and present an original creation based on a piece from a given list and a style from a choice of four. You will then present this as a solo or group performance, an audio recording or a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) project. You will also consider how your skills and interests make you suitable for the specific music sector opportunity.
This external component builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired and developed in Components 1 and 2 and allows learners to apply the musical skills and techniques they have explored and developed. A task worth 60 marks will be completed under supervised conditions. The supervised assessment period is 3 hours where learners will respond to the brief either as a music creator and producer or as a music creator and performer. The brief will consist of a scenario that will include a list of 10 pieces of music from a range of styles that the learners have covered in Component 1. They will be required to use one of these in their final product.
Specification - Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Music Practice 2022
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