Trance Dance

Carla Randall from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy got her students exploring Trance Music leading to the creation of their own trance track using the A-500PRO. Full case study Pupil booklet Unit of work PPT (six PPT in...

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Ugandan Inspiration!

Richard Pollott from Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys linked pupils in his school with those  in a partner school in Uganda. A Roland R-09 recorder was used to capture high quality audio recordings from Uganda which became the inspiration for dance, design, composition and opera at his school. Full case study Further sound...

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World Digital Percussion

Ollie Hickman at West Exe Technology College got students in Years 10 and 11 to use a range of Roland digital percussion as part of their World Music strand to perform and compose music from India, the Caribbean and Africa. Full case study Student composition 1 Student composition...

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Podcast Production

Liam Hall at Alcester Academy asked students to produce a podcast of around 10-15 minutes containing recorded speech, a jingle, relevant music, ducking, a recorded interview, markers and artwork. Full case study Unit of work outline Pupil...

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Around the World in Six Weeks

Laura Foster from Durham Gilesgate Sports College introduced her Year 7 students to Indian ragas, Bhangra, Reggae and Calypso. They composed pieces of music using Music Creator which illustrated this fusion between modern dance and their own chosen world music style. Full case study Pupil...

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Rhythm Rapping

Laura Few at Lydiard Park Academy focussed on rhythm and the main aim was for all students to understand the theory behind musical notation in a fun and interactive way! The stimulus of the London Underground was used as the project guide and this allowed students to work within a framework while making independent choices so that no one performance or final group composition was the same. Full case...

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Glitchy Grooves for Film

Jason Butcher at Egerton High School worked with students from Years 7 to 11 in a mixed group on a composition project using various stimuli including Bjork’s Biophilia to create soundtracks for films. He used a range of Boss pedals and other technologies to help students explore a range of sounds for their soundtracks. Full case...

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Working in a Musical Ensemble Using Jam Hubs

Mark Bentham at Holmfirth High School used Jam Hubs to facilitate his students’ work on their band ensemble performances. Recording their progress direct to the internal SD memory card was a particularly useful feature, as was the ‘silent factor’ when you have 3 or 4 bands working in one classroom. Further Resources Full case study Pupil...

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Sounds Active

Sounds Active is an interactive software resource that teaches sound engineering in an innovative way. It includes interactive tutorials that lead towards the completion of finished piece of audio, with loads of valuable lessons along the way! We are very pleased to be authorised resellers for DB Audioware’s Sounds Active Essential Sound Engineering software. Please note that the unlimited site licence includes free copies of the software for all students to use in their home environment, as well as on all computers within the purchaser’s educational...

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Why does every child deserve a music education?

As a company that supports the work of music educators across the United Kingdom, we are always interested in how educational policies affect the status of Music in the school curriculum. Many are arguing that Music’s place as a GCSE and A level is under threat due to the imposition of English Baccalaureate and a new tiering of A level qualifications. So, in light of this, it was good to read an article about how important a well constructed music education is for every child. Richard Gill’s article argues that music should be part of every child’s education because,...

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TC Spitfire on his use of Sonar

Paul Oakenfold is one of the world’s biggest DJs who has also branched out to scoring film soundtracks in between playing all over the world and running his influential Perfecto record label. TC Spitfire (Oakenfold’s Producer) who is a passionate SONAR X1 Expanded user co-produced and mixed the track ‘Surrender’ using a combination of all the ProChannel modules. “This new era with the ProChannel and X1d [Expanded] is on a serious elevated level. The combination of the modules has me staying more and more inside SONAR natively,” TC told...

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Netsky – Come Alive!

Netsky is Belgian producer Boris Daenen, a 23-year old studio whiz and DJ signed to Hospital Records, the influential UK drum and bass label. Fusing killer hooks with crowd pleasing production, Netsky are playing to capacity crowds all over Europe. Check out footage from some recent gigs in Brussels – complete with crazy sounds, pummeling beats and tons of...

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How does Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology works?

What is SuperNATURAL technology? In brief, SuperNATURAL technology improves the way the instrument responds to your playing, making it feel far more natural and authentic. Digital instruments seek to faithfully model the sound of an acoustic instrument, and have been doing that pretty well for some years now. If you’ve played V-Drums before, you’ll know how good they sound. But digital instruments usually feel different to their acoustic counterparts, due to the way they respond to your playing. SuperNATURAL incorporates ‘Behaviour Modelling’ which takes the playing experience a step further than just offering a ‘detailed’ sound. By accurately modelling...

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