Interdisciplinary Learning Courses

Music practice

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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesMusic practice

Change the way you perceive music. Listen to understand and understand yourself.

Never in history have we had so much music at our fingertips. In this audiovisual era, the sound universe continues to grow without limits, but are we really aware of the power of music and its immense ability to transmit?

It does not matter whether you play an instrument, or listen to music frequently, or if until now you thought that music only had the function of entertaining: music practice is present in our lives in countless ways and empowering it will open a door for you. The world makes sounds. Let's learn to listen to it.

Learning Objectives

  • Practice a process of active and conscious listening.
  • Know and understand the basic elements of musical language.
  • Recognize the formal and aesthetic characteristics of different musical forms and understand their different applications.
  • Develop an open but critical mentality about the different musical currents and their social function.
  • Getting started in the process of proposing your own and creative musical discourse.

Contents of the Subject

Music practice

  • 1. Introduction.
  • 2-The listening process: passive listening / active listening.
  • 3-Musical language and written notation: melody, rhythm and harmony.
  • 4-Live music: from the tribe to macro festivals.
  • 5-Psychology of the listener / psychology of the interpreter.
  • 6-Percussion workshop.
  • 7-Origin and development of recording systems.
  • 8-Sound as an artistic tool and the figure of the music producer.
  • 9-From the concept of album to Spotify charts.
  • 10-Soundbranding and audio marketing: sonotypes, jingles and brand sound design.
  • 11-Music therapy.
  • 12-Music for cinema, series and video games: the narrative function and the musical script.
  • 13-Sociology of music: ethnocentrism, cultural appropriation and globalization.
  • 14-Avant-garde and new trends: Where is music and sound going?
  • 15-Final project.


Jota Fernández Professor of Music practice

Jota Fernández

Jota Fernández trained as a professional musician at the Madrid School of Creative Music, and later specialized with courses in film composition, narrative film sound, jazz improvisation, musical script and modal composition techniques. He is in constantly learning by attending seminars by world-class musicians and composers. As a live guitarist he has participated in numerous projects in styles ranging from jazz to metal. As a composer and arranger, he focuses his activity on the creation of original soundtracks, soundbranding and music for audiovisual projects of all kinds. He has participated in music therapy and sound experimentation studies, composed the original soundtrack for seven short films and one feature film, as well as editing an album. Since 2009, he has been a teacher of guitar and musical language.