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The Music School Bangalore

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Certification In Music Composition

Become an expert in music production and composition with our Associate Degree. Gain hands-on experience and industry knowledge to start your music career.

2 Year Course

Awarding Body: OFQUAL UK

Credits: 120 at Level 4, 120 at Level 5

Intake: July and Feb

Live practical studio sessions

Course Highlights

  • Receive guidance from professional musicians with years of performance and teaching experience.

  • Utilize state-of-the-art studio facilities and participate in practical exercises led by seasoned sound engineers.

  • Mac labs, and SSL Matrix studios for practical sessions guided by expert producers and composers.

  • Participate in workshops led by global talents, and perform in weekly open mic events at the school.

  • Yes, the credits can be transferred to AIMS to continue your studies in Australia

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  • Contextual Language

    • Knowledge of Genres/Styles: Learn about different music genres, styles, composers, artists, and producers.

    • Popular Music History and Culture: Understand the origins and cultural contexts of popular music, including factors such as the slave trade, migration, civil rights movement, Vietnam War, and Stonewall riots.

    Composition Skills and Techniques

    • Structure and Arrangement: Explore the structure and arrangement of music, including verse-chorus forms.

    • Instrumentation: Understand the range, relevance, and suitability of various instruments.

    • Analysis of Key Compositional Elements: Analyze key elements of compositions.

    • Harmony: Learn about harmony, scales, and modes relative to different styles.

    • Riffs/Motivic and Melodic Development: Develop riffs and melodies.

    • Counterpoint: Study counterpoint, including oblique, contrary, similar, and parallel motion.

    • Modulation and Transposition: Learn techniques for modulation and transposition.

    • Augmentation and Diminution: Understand augmentation and diminution in music composition.

  • Knowledge of Instrumentation

    • Instrumental Ranges and Capabilities: Learn about the ranges and capabilities of different instruments.

    • Playing Techniques: Explore various playing techniques such as fingering, pull ups, and harmonics.

    • Tuning Systems and Intonation: Understand tuning systems and intonation.

    • Facility on an Instrument or DAW: Gain practical knowledge of playing an instrument or using a DAW.

    Practical Knowledge of Music Theory

    • Understanding Rhythm and Time: Learn about rhythm, time, tempi, BPM, and bars.

    • Form and Structure: Understand and identify musical forms and structures.

    • Melodic Form: Study melodic forms.

    • Chords and Harmony: Understand and identify chords and harmony.

    • Transposition: Learn about transposition techniques.

    Practical Knowledge of Musical Devices

    • Modulation and Key Change: Learn techniques for modulation and key changes.

    • Counterpoint and Pedal Notes: Understand counterpoint and the use of pedal notes.

    Aural Skills

    • Identification of Hook Lines and Strong Melodic Content: Develop the ability to identify hook lines and strong melodies.

    • Harmonic Content: Learn to identify harmonic content and associated emotional/reactive relationships.

  • Practical Knowledge of Notation

    • Note and Rest Values: Understand note and rest values.

    • Bar Lines and Formats: Learn about bar lines and their formats, including repeats and double bar lines.

    • Dynamic/Directional Symbols: Understand the meanings of dynamic and directional symbols.

    • Key Signatures: Learn about key signatures.

    • Drum Notation: Understand drum notation.

    • Clefs: Become aware of different clefs, including treble, bass, alto, tenor, drum, and percussion clefs.

    Score Production Skills

    • DAW-Based Scoring Packages: Learn to use DAW-based scoring packages.

    • Creating Scores: Create full scores, lead sheets, chord charts, and graphic diagrams.

    Analytical Skills

    • Self-Assessment: Develop the ability to analyze and assess your own skills and personal aims.

    • Evaluation of Work: Learn to assess and evaluate your own work and develop strategies for improvement.

    • Peer Evaluation: Understand how to utilize peer evaluation.

    • Health & Safety: Learn to assess and act upon health and safety considerations.

    Organizational Skills

    • Planning and Preparation: Develop the capacity to plan and prepare effectively for music arrangement activities.

    • Resource Access: Learn to access the relevant personal, musical, and peripheral equipment required for composing music.

    • Time Management: Master time management skills, working within time frames and meeting deadlines.

  • Key Learning Outcomes

    1. Versatility in Music Composition: Gain a broad skill set to compose music across various genres and styles.

    2. Historical and Cultural Context: Understand the historical and cultural contexts of popular music.

    3. Technical Composition Skills: Develop technical skills in structure, arrangement, harmony, and melodic development.

    4. Instrumental Proficiency: Learn about the ranges, techniques, and tuning systems of different instruments.

    5. Music Theory Knowledge: Gain practical knowledge of rhythm, form, structure, chords, and harmony.

    6. Musical Devices and Aural Skills: Learn about musical devices such as modulation and key changes, and develop strong aural skills.

    7. Notation and Scoring: Understand musical notation and develop skills in producing scores using DAWs.

    8. Analytical and Self-Evaluation Skills: Enhance your ability to analyze your own work and improve based on self-assessment and peer evaluation.

    9. Organizational Skills: Develop effective planning, preparation, and time management skills for music composition.

What you can expect in the course

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Hands-On Training with Professional DAWs

Learn to create and record music using industry-standard software like Logic Pro and Ableton Live. Our course provides in-depth training on the layout, key commands, and customisation of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs). You'll gain essential skills for any modern music producer, enabling you to produce professional-quality tracks right from your home studio.

Expert Audio & MIDI Editing Techniques

Master the art of editing audio and MIDI with advanced techniques like quantization, automation, and critical listening. Our curriculum covers practical applications for chopping, time stretching, and reversing audio, as well as MIDI programming and velocity editing. These skills will allow you to fine-tune your productions and bring your creative vision to life with precision.

Comprehensive Mixing & Mastering Curriculum

Understand the entire mixing and mastering process, from managing frequencies and levels to using dynamic processors and spatial effects. You'll learn how to create balanced mixes, apply send effects, and achieve a professional stereo image. Our course also covers the final mastering stage, teaching you how to prepare your tracks for commercial release with techniques used by top mastering engineers.

Global Recognition & Career Opportunities

Study with faculty trained under the legendary AR Rahman and benefit from our course affiliations with prestigious institutions in the UK and Australia. These affiliations ensure that your qualifications are globally recognised, providing you with opportunities to study abroad and pursue international careers in music production. Our comprehensive training and industry connections will help you turn your passion for music into a successful profession.

Key Features

Chithreena Medis

As a music enthusiast from Sri Lanka, taking an online course Music Production at The Music School Bangalore has been an incredibly enriching experience. The course structure is well-organized, catering to both beginners and advanced learners. The instructors are highly knowledgeable and skilled, providing clear and comprehensive guidance throughout the sessions.

Student | Music Production

Start your music career today

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  • A diploma in music production is a comprehensive program that teaches students the skills and techniques required to produce high-quality music. It covers topics such as sound design, recording, editing, mixing, and mastering.

  • In a music production course, you'll learn the fundamentals of music production, including software skills, music theory, acoustics, and studio techniques. You'll also gain hands-on experience in creating your own music and collaborating with other musicians.

  • A music production degree can lead to exciting career opportunities in the music industry, such as music producer, sound engineer, DJ, or composer. You'll also develop valuable skills in creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

  • Music production classes can vary in duration, but most diploma programs typically take 1-2 years to complete. Some courses may also offer flexible schedules or online learning options to accommodate your needs.

  • You'll work with industry-standard software such as Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio, and gain hands-on experience with professional equipment such as mixing consoles, microphones, and studio monitors.

  • No prior experience is necessary! Our music production course is designed for beginners and intermediate learners, and our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way.

  • Graduates can pursue careers in music production, sound design, live sound engineering, post-production, and more. You'll also be prepared to work as a freelancer or start your own music production business.

  • Yes, our music production course provides students with access to state-of-the-art studios and equipment, allowing you to gain practical experience and build your portfolio.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Career Opportunities
 

This course provides an industry-recognised qualification with multiple career opportunities such as:


Performer | Solo Artist

Songwriter | A&R Assistant

Session Musician | Record Label Assistant

Producer | Mixing Engineer Assistant 

FOH Engineering Assistant


Explore more course from The Music School Bangalore

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Visit the school

Take a tour of our school to familiarize yourself with facilities and consoles

Reserve a Demo

Expect a call from our counselor to schedule a 30-minute meeting with the instructor.

Submit the form

Make sure to fill the form in detail. We go through each application carefully to get to know you

Enroll

Purchase the course before the admission closing date to secure your spot in the program.

Meet our instructors

Meet with the teacher to discuss any specific questions you may have, clarify course prerequisites.

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