A range of new short courses have been added to AMS Scotland’s 2020 programme.

The new short courses will take in place in our Glasgow & Edinburgh centres and includes a Hip Hop and Rap workshop, Women’s Empowerment and Employability in the music industry talks, and a Digital Synthesis and Sampling course.

Joining the short course team is Steg G, who will be delivering our very first Rap and Hip Hop Workshop covering; lyric writing, beat making, performing and production techniques.

We’re very excited about this new addition – and look forward to welcoming Steg to our team.  Hip Hop and Rap is a huge part of music culture, and we are looking forward to including it in our short course provision.  The course is designed to help you with your lyric writing, song structure, production skills, music theory basics and music production techniques with access to industry-standard music production equipment and software.

Other new courses include the follow up to January’s Women Employment in the Music Industry workshop; the second instalment of this series will take place in April.

See the full short course programme, includes dates and locations, below.

SOUND PRODUCTION 1 BEGINNERS

Our free Sound Production short course offers a comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know about recording techniques. This includes recording live instruments, MIDI recording, layering, mixing, mastering and more.  With access to industry-standard audio equipment and software, as well as expert tutors to get you up to speed, the course is a perfect introduction to the modern recording industry.

  • Glasgow dates (2020)
    Monday 30th March to Friday 3rd April – full-day classes (Mon- Fri, 10AM – 5PM)
    One week intensive and concluding on Friday 3rd April.
  • Edinburgh dates (2020)
    Sunday 5th of April – full-day classes (every Sun 10AM – 5PM)
    For 6 weeks concluding on Sunday 9th May 2020.Apply HERE

 

SOUND PRODUCTION 2 ADVANCED

Building on the skills and knowledge from our first Sound Production course, this new programme will explore the fundamentals of recording theory and best practice. These classes are focused on exploring the dynamic range of recorded material and equalisation techniques applied to various genres and styles. Towards the end of the course, we will also be exploring employability within the creative industries and various opportunities while working towards a professional portfolio.

It is highly recommended that you have completed Sound Production 1 before applying for the follow-up course

  • Glasgow (2020)
    DATES TBC
  • Edinburgh dates (2020)
    From Saturday 4th of April – full-day classes (every Sat for 6 weeks, 10AM – 5PM)
    For 6 weeks concluding on Saturday 9th May 2020.Apply HERE

 

WORKING IN THE LIVE MUSIC SECTOR SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

These creative classes will focus on improving your songwriting techniques, lyrical writing techniques and also help with improving melodies and chord progressions. As part of the course, you will have to perform your original material in front of other peers which leads up to a final performance towards the end of the course.

  • Glasgow Dates (2020)
    DATES TBCApply HERE

RAP AND HIP HOP SONGWRITING / BEAT MAKING WORKSHOP

Newly added: Our Hip Hop, Rap, & Grime workshop will include making your very own songs, lyrics and exploring various production methods around beat making. This free short-course will provide an introduction to the essentials delivered and curated by award-winning Hip Hop artist, Steg G. By the end of this course, you should feel more confident with your lyric writing, song structure, production skills, music theory basics and music production techniques with access to industry-standard music production equipment and software.

  • Glasgow Dates (2020)
    Monday 6th of April – Friday 10th April – full-day classes (Mon to Fri, 10AM – 5PM)
    Concluding on Friday 10th of April.Apply HERE

 

WOMEN IN MUSIC EMPOWERMENT AND EMPLOYABILITY

Our Women in Music: Empowerment and Employability Course are designed to give you the knowledge, practical awareness and confidence to create your own opportunity’s in life and within the music industry. We want to help you feel confident and use your voice where  “Girls should be seen not heard” is still a dominant mentality. Join us and meet like-minded women, tailor your CV and gain priceless interview skills.

  • Edinburgh dates (2020)
    Four day course, running over two consecutive weekends the 18th, 19th, 25th and 16th of April 2020Apply HERE

DIGITAL SYNTHESIS AND SAMPLING

Our Digital Synthesis and Sampling Short Course offers you the chance to learn how to programme and use an Axoloti synthesiser. On completion of our free course you will even get to keep your synthesiser! Our programme has been developed in-house using the Working in the Live Music Sector framework.

  • Glasgow dates (2020)
    DATES TBCApply HERE

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