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Adult Short Course – Introduction to Music Technology (Part 2)

This course will provide an introduction to using the music software Logic to record your own music.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Music
Adult and Community
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: N/A
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 17
Hours: 3.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £50
Days/Times: 17:30 - 20:30
Joseph Wright Centre

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Course Information for Students

This course will provide an introduction to using the music software Logic to record your own music. Over the numerous weeks of the course, you’ll cover the basic functions of Logic including using loops, recording audio and adding basic effects to make your recordings sound better. You’ll also explore how musical compositions are structured.

This course will run in two parts and take place on Monday nights between 17:30 and 20:30 at the Joseph Wright Centre.

  • Part 2 – Advanced Techniques in Music Production (£50)

There are no formal entry requirements, other than an interest in learning about music technology. This is a short course designed for adult learners aged 19+.

You will cover:

  • The basics of Logic (music recording software)
  • How to use loops to build musical compositions
  • How to record audio
  • Structuring compositions
  • Adding effects to make your recordings sound better

You will learn on-site. 


There is no formal assessment, though you will receive feedback on your work.

Further Study

This course could be taken in isolation as a pleasurable creative outlet.

However, you could also choose to progress to our Certificate in Performing Arts (Music pathway) which is a more formal qualification aimed at adults.

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Course Information Last Updated On: March 6, 2024 3:47 pm