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Being Human Festival in Merthyr Tydfil: Lost Musical Histories

I really enjoyed my talk yesterday as one of seven other projects that have been chosen to highlight some of the fantastic work taking place in this year’s Being Human Festival. The festival, taking place between November 17th – 25th,  … Continue reading

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Sting Book. Final draft

Well, I am hopefully now in the final stage of the editing process for my Sting book. The (hopefully) final draft is sent off – so I am getting ready to enter the process of indexing and finalising the final … Continue reading

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The Links Between Personality and Musical Taste

A recent article in The Independent outlined some recent research on why we like certain types of music-stating our likes are clearly linked to our personalities. It stated:  Why does some music bring us to tears while other pieces make us … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 important skills that good degrees indoctrinate into their awards. I … Continue reading

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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Moore’s excellent paper with Ruth Dockwary, he discusses the demise of what he calls the ‘Triangular’ mix – which has been replaced by the ‘diagonal’. To get an understanding of this, listen the ‘The Wind Cry’s Mary’ by Jimi … Continue reading

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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. Factors such as an awareness of the commonality of eight bar sections (verses … Continue reading

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