Category Archives: Education

Elements of Music and Impact on Musical Form

My last musicology session discussed the various ways in which the elements of music impacted our appreciation of music. Factors such as dynamics, texture, timbre, harmony, melody etc are interesting – as they can be discussed with all age groups … Continue reading

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Musicology – Session 1

As last year, here is a powerpoint of some introductory notes to a musicology session I teach. Anyone interested in commenting – please do so! <div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”; title=”Introduction to Musicology Lecture” target=”_blank”>Introduction to Musicology Lecture</a> </strong> from … Continue reading

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I presented at a music and semiology conference last week – this was essentially a reading of the introduction to the forthcoming Zappa And the And book. Excellent conference, nice city – although I was pleased to get home. Although … Continue reading

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Higher Education and Live Music in Wales: Future Developments

Well, I am coming toward the end of the research into the relationships between live music and higher education in Wales. With the report due at the end of this month, I thought I would provide some comments below. Very … Continue reading

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The Elements of Music: A Good Start To Basic Analysis

When considering the analysis of a piece of music for the first time, it is sometimes useful to start with the ‘elements of music’. As a first step – try placing the following elements in order of priority – in … Continue reading

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An Overview of 2011

It is so long since I last blogged, so I thought this seemed a good time to set a new year’s resolution to upload a post at least once a week. So – here goes – a brief synopsis of … Continue reading

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