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Music Recording & Production Programme (MRPP)

NBSS MUSIC RECORDING & PRODUCTION PROGRAMME (MRPP)

Beyond the formal curriculum, students with a keen interest in and who would like to learn the skills to write and produce electronic music may participate the Music Recording and Production Programme (MRPP). Open to all Secondary 3 students, the one-year programme commences in Term 3 of their Secondary 3 year and ends at the end of Term 2 in their Secondary 4 year. The programme consists of 2 modules essential for composition/arrangement and sequencing music on a digital audio workstation (DAW). The programme outline is given below. 


Module 1
  • Basic music concepts & skills
  • Basic DAW operations – MIDI
  • Creating drum tracks
  • Arranging chord progressions & voicings on the piano roll
  • Understanding & applying effects
  • Mixing

Module 2
  • Understanding harmony & chord progressions
  • Basic DAW operations - audio
  • Creating more complex drumbeats and basslines
  • Songwriting
  • Mixing II

Students will be given a project to complete by the end of each module. Lessons are held once a week from 2.30 to 4.00 pm on Fridays.

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Two MRPP students, Eunice Ilagan and Raymundo Seth Pascua from the class of 2018, won the Consolation Award and Commendation Award respectively at the Singapore Youth Festival Song-Writing Competition 2018.