Edexcel AS Music Technology Revision Guide

Edexcel AS Music Technology Revision Guide


By (author) Jonny Martin, By (author) Chris Duffill

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  • Publisher: Rhinegold Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm x 8mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 190744713X
  • ISBN 13: 9781907447136
  • Sales rank: 295,171

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This concise Revision Guide provides students with key information when revising and preparing for the final AS Music Technology exams.

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Author information

Jonny Martin is Chair of Examiners for Edexcel GCE Music Technology and GCSE Music. He has been Head of Music in two comprehensive schools teaching across the secondary age range. He has also been a peripatetic guitar teacher, teaching electric, classical and bass guitar. Alongside his education activities, he has always maintained a performing schedule, regularly performing around the country in a number of different ensembles. He is co-author of Edexcel GCSE Music (with John Arkell) and is a music consultant for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. He has a passion for music education, delivering workshops and training for teachers and students across the UK. Chris Duffill has a background of over 25 years' experience in popular music recording, production and performance, as a keyboard player, arranger, composer and electronic musician. During the last ten years he has expanded his involvement into education, developing provision and integration of music technology across the curriculum from KS3 to A level, including work with special needs pupils at KS3. He runs music technology INSET courses and consultancy for all levels of teachers and is a principal examiner for A-level Music Technology.

Table of contents

Introduction The sound of music technology - instruments: synthesisers and keyboards, samplers, drum machines, turntables, electric guitar The sound of music technology - effects and processors: filtering and EQ, dynamic processing, reverb and delay, echo and delay, modulation effects, other effects, recording and distribution in the 20th century The sound of popular music - jazz, beyond cool in the 1960s, latin jazz, jazz fusion, blues, record companies in the 1950s, rock and roll, soul, country music, rock and pop in the 1960s, heavy rock, disco, ska reggae and dub, punk and new wave, synth pop, other pop music in the 1980s, hip hop, indie rock, electronic dance (club dance) How to write your answers Revision tips Test yourself Glossary