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  1. 1. CUSMLT301A Apply Knowledge of Genre to Music Making Lesson 1 Blair Hughes MUSIC GENRES 2013
  2. 2.  Introductions  Rules (Expectations, Mobiles, Respect, Homework, Tasks)  Structure of this course week by week  Assessment  Class Forum  Homework  My contact: mrblairhughes@gmail.com WELCOME
  3. 3.  Have worked as venue manager, artist manager, media commentator, publicist, social media manager, filmmaker, door bitch, roadie, tour manager.  Hold degrees in Behavioral Studies and Education  Currently teach at Music Industry College. Previously taught in England and Central QLD  Owned Brisbane Sounds since 2006 (www.brisbanesounds.com)  Have worked in event and venue management at The Zoo Nightclub, Brisbane and The Hammersmith Apollo, London  Managed artists The Winnie Coopers and SEALS  Tour managed bands internationally to Europe and UK  Attended international music conferences in the UK and USA  Toured and promoted international artists to Brisbane MY MUSIC BACKGROUND 1984-2012
  4. 4. Outline: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply knowledge of music styles to music industry work and learning.  Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.  Application of the Unit This unit applies to people preparing to enter the music industry. They may be intending to work in areas as diverse as music performance, music promotion, sound recording, live sound production, marketing or management. CUSMLT301A APPLY KNOWLEDGE OF GENRE TO MUSIC MAKING
  5. 5.  Element 1 Maintain and develop music knowledge  Element 2 Use listening skills to analyse music  Element 3 Maintain understanding of relevant musical genres and styles MUSIC GENRE OUTCOMES
  6. 6.  Oral Presentations  Making mixtape lists of music  Making meme’s, wordles, film and photos  Completing and producing Surveys, Polls and Quizzes  Trivia Games  Library sessions for research collection  Forum contributions  Making PowerPoints  Case Studies CLASS ACTIVITIES
  7. 7.  A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other types of music.  There are a number of criteria often used to classify musical genres including:  The Art/Popular/Traditional distinction (I.e Classical/general public/Folk)  Time period (I.e 60’s rock)  Regional and national distinctions (I.e Australian music can be ‘Australian Pub Rock’)  Technique and instrumentation (I.e Rock Music= Guitars/ Dance Music= synthesizers and/or drum machine)  Fusional origins (I.e Blues Rock or Swamp Hip Hop)  Sociological function (I.e Wedding music or Christmas music) MUSIC GENRES
  9. 9.  Week 1: Introductions and whole course overview of music genres  Week 2: Jazz  Week 3: Country (Swamp-Western- Bluegrass-Americana- Alt/Country)  Week 4: Soul (Doo Wop- Gospel-Motown-Stax-Neo-soul-R&B)  Week 4: Blues (Chicago/Delta Blues-Country Blues)  Week 5: Rock and Roll (Indie-Garageband-Grunge-Britpop- Softrock-Shoegaze-Stoner-Psychadelica)  Week 6: Funk  Week 7: Folk & Singer/Songwriter  Week 8: Reggae, Roots & Ska CUSMLT301A MUSIC GENRES COURSE STRUCTURE
  10. 10.  Week 9: Metal (Hardcore-Emo-Nu Metal-Crabcore-Thrascore- Metalcore)  Week 10: Hip Hop (Rap-Gangsta Rap-Beat Boxing)  Week 11: Punk & Riot Grrl.  Week 12: Pop (Disco-Glam-Merseybeat-Teeniebop)  Week 13: World (African-Australia-Celtic-K/J Pop-Worldbeat)  Week 14: Comedy (Novelty-Band)  Week 15: Electronic (House-Dance-Techno-Dubstep-Rave-Trance- Trip Hop)  Week 16: Experimental (Art Rock-Noise Pop-Nintendopop)  Week 16: What Else Is Out There?? (Ragamuffin- Goth Rock- Holiday-Christian Rock-Yacht Rock-Post Everything!)  Week 17: Work on assessment  Week 18: Work on assessment CUSMLT301A MUSIC GENRES COURSE STRUCTURE
  11. 11.  Task 1 – Observation Date: 2nd May 2013  Task 2 – Written Task Due Date: 16 May 2013  Task 3 – Portfolio Week: Due Date: 30 May 2013 ASSESSMENT TASKS
  12. 12.  Origins in Atlantic slave trade of 500,000 Africans to America in 1808.  Rose to prominence at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern US through to 1920’s-30’s where prohibition brought about the illegal sale of alcohol in illicit speakeasies where Jazz music was often played  Born out of a mix of African and European music traditions.  Genre styles include: New Orleans jazz dating from the early 1910s, big band swing, Kansas City jazz and Gypsy jazz from the 1930s and 1940s, bebop from the mid-1940s and on down through West Coast jazz, cool jazz, avant - garde jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, Latin jazz in various forms, soul jazz, jazz fusion and jazz rock, smooth jazz, jazz-funk, punk jazz, acid jazz, ethno jazz, jazz rap, cyber jazz, Indo jazz, M-Base, nu jazz, urban jazz  Unlike classical music, jazz is very loose and fluid as it has no boundaries  Defined by “a special relationship to time, defined as 'swing ‘with a spontaneity and vitality of musical production in which improvisation plays a role’ WEEK 1: JAZZ
  13. 13.  Saxophone  Trumpet  Piano  Double Bass  Trombone  Clarinet  Drums INSTRUMENTS USED IN JAZZ
  14. 14.  Herbie Hancock  Dizzie Gillespie  John Coltrane  Dave Brubeck  Miles Davis  Thelonious Monk  Duke Ellington  Billie Holiday  Louis Armstrong  Ella Fitzgerald  Wes Montgomery  Jamie Cullum  Norah Jones JAZZ MUSICIANS
  15. 15.  Miles Davis: So What: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqNTltOGh5c&ob=av2n  The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Take Five http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwNrmYRiX_o  Duke Ellington: Take The A Train http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb2w2m1JmCY&feature=related  John Coltrane: My Favourite Things http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I6xkVRWzCY Dizzy Gillespie: Salt Peanuts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOmA8LOw258  Norah Jones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO4dxvguQDk  John Boutte: Treme http://www.youtube.comwatchv=FCNFmYoenmQ&feature=related JAZZ TRACKS
  16. 16.  Top 100 Jazz Albums: http://100greatestjazzalbums.blogspot.com.au/  100 best Jazz recordings: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/6515486/100-Best- Jazz-Recordings.html  ABC Jazz Digital Radio: http://abcjazz.net.au/  Jazz QLD: http://www.jazzqueensland.com/  Jazz Australia: http://www.jazz.org.au/ JAZZ LINKS
  17. 17.  Lock and Load West End: Jazz Tuesday’s www.lockandload.com.au  The Bowery on Ann St. www.thebowery.com.au  Brisbane Jazz Club: http://www.brisbanejazzclub.com.au/ LIVE JAZZ IN BRISBANE
  18. 18. 1. Locate a few interesting facts, key moments or features of Jazz and jot down this information on the mind map. JAZZ TASK 1: JAZZ MUSIC GENRE MIND MAP
  19. 19.  Bring two songs to class on the following genre (plus do this for JAZZ!) Country/Alt-country/ Bluegrass/ Swamp 1. Present one YouTube clip to play in class and talk about for 30 seconds. 2. Post one to the Class Forum 3. Include in both of these, your brief comments on some of following aspects.  The style and look of the artist/genre  Musical instruments used  Cultural significance  Geographical location  Other artists in this genre  What influences does this genre pull from? HOMEWORK/CLASSWORK
  20. 20. TOP 10 BANDS TOP 10 GENRES 1. Crowded House 1. Alt-Country/Bluegrass/C&W 2. The Roots 2. Australian Rock 3. BRMC 3. Jangle Pop/ Psychadelica 4. Something For Kate 4. Hip Hop 5. Band of Horses 5. Soul 6. Old Crow Medicine Show 6. Britpop 7. Kasabian 7. Folk 8. The Kills 8.Electronic 9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 9. Grunge 10. The Smiths Homework: Do your own list up for next class 10. Yacht Rock/Soft Rock TOP 10 BANDS/MUSIC GENRES
  21. 21.  The music business is brutal so be prepared.  Don’t kiss anyone’s ass in this game…carve your own name.  Get off your butt and make awesome stuff happen. Lemons  If you’ve got a great idea. ACTION IT!  No one is going to hold your hand.  There are good guys and bad guys.  Learn to ‘Toughen up Princess’.  INVEST IN YOU!  Stay positive and keep setting goals  Get burnt and come back stronger.  Have impeccable time management and communication skills.  Always be professional and respectful to whoever you meet.  Hard honest work brings positive results.  Network like a ninja. Your business card is your ninja star! MY MUSIC BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY