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Rockschool launch Music Production Graded Syllabus

First graded syllabus of its kind announced

The world’s first Music Production graded syllabus is set to be released by RSL in September 2016. The same exams board that introduced the world to graded music exams for contemporary musicians is now providing an expansive syllabus for one of the fastest growing disciplines in contemporary music. 

All aspiring producers and engineers will now have a suite of accredited qualifications from Grade 1 to Grade 8 in exactly the same fashion as performance disciplines have had for 25 years. 

This unique syllabus will introduce students to practical skills, theoretical understanding and aural skills. From grades 6 to 8 students will be able to choose their area of specialism from a choice of Audio Production, Electronic Music Production and Sound to Media and also earn valuable UCAS points for entry to higher education — with a grade 8 is equivalent to 80 UCAS points. 

The syllabus will assess in the following areas: 

  • Practical (60%): A mixture of highly relevant technical DAW skills, alongside a range of industry-focused tasks in all areas of production. 
  • Aural (15%):  Key listening skills, including a diverse range of production techniques, from stylistic awareness to theory and harmony . 
  • Theory (25%): Theoretical understanding, from music production terminology to sound and audio fundamentals. 

Additionally, students can choose to undertake their exam using software applications from their choice of Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase or GarageBand.

Rockschool will be exhibiting at SynthFest UK so why not drop in and speak to them in person.

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