Soundscapes (for people with learning difficulties)

Course Dates: 28/09/23 - 27/06/24
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
Compose music with computers. Make music with keyboards and synthesizers. Upload your music to Soundcloud.
Present your work in performance.
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  • Course Code: SD146
  • Dates: 28/09/23 - 27/06/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 13:00
  • Taught: Thu, Daytime
  • Duration: 30 sessions (over 40 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street

Course Code: SD146

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Started Thu, day, 28 Sep - 27 Jun '24

Duration: 30 sessions (over 40 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Work with computers, keyboards, synthesisers and recording equipment to make your 'soundscapes' (music and
sounds compositions). Start with your own musical idea, or a sample such as dance music, or a live recording of
sounds, inside or outdoors. Change the sounds by editing and re-mixing them with the computer. Upload and share your music on Soundcloud.

What will we cover?

Using the computer to make your own music
Recording tracks
Choosing sounds
Edit, copy and paste to compose longer musical pieces
Compose music for a chosen theme
Sharing your music.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Choose sounds to make your music
Develop your computer skills for making music
Compose music
Relate to a time frame (use rhythm)
Make changes to a recording
Present music to others
Discuss what makes an interesting composition
These objectives will be varied to suit your experience and ability. You will also have opportunities to develop
reading and other basic skills relevant to computer music.

You will negotiate with the tutor more specific outcomes, based on the above, to suit your ability and experience.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is for students with learning disabilities with an ability or interest in making music with computers.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

It will be hands on and with much time to work on your own pieces with the tutors help
Group discussionSome compositions will be made together as a group
You will hear the work you do on headphones or main loudspeakers.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

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