Rules (Expectations, Mobiles, Respect, Homework, Tasks)
Structure of this course week by week
Have worked as venue manager, artist manager, media commentator,
publicist, social media manager, filmmaker, door bitch, roadie, tour
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
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and
knowledge required to apply knowledge of music styles to music
industry work and learning.
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
Maintain and develop music knowledge
Use listening skills to analyse music
Maintain understanding of relevant musical genres and styles
MUSIC GENRE OUTCOMES
Making mixtape lists of music
Making meme’s, wordles, film and photos
Completing and producing Surveys, Polls and Quizzes
Library sessions for research collection
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
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
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)
Week 1: Introductions and whole course overview of music
Week 2: Jazz
Week 3: Country (Swamp-Western- Bluegrass-Americana-
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-
Week 6: Funk
Week 7: Folk & Singer/Songwriter
Week 8: Reggae, Roots & Ska
MUSIC GENRES COURSE STRUCTURE
Week 9: Metal (Hardcore-Emo-Nu Metal-Crabcore-Thrascore-
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-
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
MUSIC GENRES COURSE STRUCTURE
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
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
WEEK 1: JAZZ
INSTRUMENTS USED IN JAZZ
Miles Davis: So What:
The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Take Five
Duke Ellington: Take The A Train
John Coltrane: My Favourite Things
Dizzy Gillespie: Salt Peanuts
John Boutte: Treme
Top 100 Jazz Albums:
100 best Jazz recordings:
ABC Jazz Digital Radio: http://abcjazz.net.au/
Jazz QLD: http://www.jazzqueensland.com/
Jazz Australia: http://www.jazz.org.au/
Lock and Load West End: Jazz Tuesday’s
The Bowery on Ann St. www.thebowery.com.au
Brisbane Jazz Club: http://www.brisbanejazzclub.com.au/
LIVE JAZZ IN BRISBANE
1. Locate a few interesting facts, key moments or features of
Jazz and jot down this information on the mind map.
TASK 1: JAZZ MUSIC GENRE MIND MAP
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
2. Post one to the Class Forum
3. Include in both of these, your brief comments on some of following
The style and look of the artist/genre
Musical instruments used
Other artists in this genre
What influences does this genre pull from?
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
10. Yacht Rock/Soft Rock
TOP 10 BANDS/MUSIC GENRES
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