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  • 1. BRITPOP – GCSE MUSIC
  • 2. Britpop Influences
    • The Beatles
    • Stone Roses
    • Sex Pistols
    • The Who
    • The Kinks
    • David Bowie
    • Happy Mondays
    • Madness
  • 3. Britpop Bands Today
    • Oasis
    • Blur
    • The Verve
    • Supergrass
    • Pulp
    • Muse
  • 4. Key Features of Britpop
    • First person, witty lyrics
    • Lyrical focus
    • Guitar
    • 1960s/70s influences
    • Middle 8
    • Limited Solo Roles
  • 5. Guitar Techniques in Britpop
    • Hammer-ons – holding a fret down whilst hitting it with another finger.
    • Palm muting – damping the sound whilst plucking with fingers.
    • String skipping – strings skipped during a riff.
    • Pitch bending – moving fingers on a held down note
  • 6. Reason for Britpop
    • Reaction against other styles
    • Britpop rejected electronic sounds of hip-hop and dance, and heavy sounds of grunge, both around at the time.
    • Chose to use traditional pop instruments.
  • 7. How to Spot a Britpop Song in the Exam
    • Real instruments – i.e. not synthesisers
    • Chord sequences
    • Simple, popular song structure
    • Lyrical/vocal focus
    • British Accents!

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