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