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Ways of Thinking About Song Arrangement and Track

I have spent today playing around with some ideas for a new book I am in the early stages of working on. There are a lot of sweeping statements in there at the moment – but this is where I am so far – 2500 words in one day! 2,593 more words

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Music graduates are more employable than you might think | Education | The Guardian

Just read an interesting article in The Guardian which outlines the employability¬†music graduates. The article goes on to discuss the array of professions that music graduates enter – and the… 37 more words

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The Demise of the Triangular Mix: Why Has it happened?

In Alan Moore’s excellent paper with Ruth Dockwary, he discusses the demise of what he calls the ‘Triangular’ mix – which has been replaced by the ‘diagonal’. 274 more words

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Critical Listening and Students: Popular Music and Form

In preparation for a musicology lecture this week, I began to think about the importance of students having an awareness of the general conventions in popular music. 413 more words

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Starship Congress 2015


The events of Starship Congress 2015 at Drexel University in Philadelphia have now wrapped up. September 4th and 5th were busy days full of attending sessions and interactions with other participants. 476 more words


Songwriting and Grief: Creative Unifying Principles

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I was thinking this week about Sting’s creative process when writing both Nothing Like The Sun and The Soul Cages. It is well documented how… 543 more words

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The History of Acid Jazz Podcast

I am having a chat tomorrow with the guys down at the Loose Goose Podcast on the early years of the Acid Jazz movement. In order to do a bit of prep I raided my old vinyl collection and found a few ‘records’ I was involved in. 171 more words

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