I'll be posting any news that's relevant to all students here. Information on term topics & discussions on the forum that you might find useful.
  • New Terms 2014 - 2015
    Hi everyone,

    The new term dates for 2014-2015 are now online here.

    See you in the Autumn!
  • Autumn term lessons begin!

    Hi everyone,

    I hope you all had a fantastic summer, just a quick reminder all lessons will begin from the week starting Monday September the 3rd 2012.
    See you soon.

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    7 - Head to the Forum, Log in, and click on the thread Ultimate Supergroups, then click on Post thread ( might be a box with a question mark ) then add your supergroup.
  • Song & Riff Survey Results
    It took a while but it's finally here.
    Thanks again for everyones help.
    All the best Zac
  • Riff Survey Results
    Basic Info regarding the Riff survey
    The response to the riff survey was slightly smaller than that of the song survey; this leads me to believe that the riff is still a bit of an enigma to some.
    Indeed the results of Riff survey showed that the classic guitar riff of old is still favoured by most, and that a simple riff can last a lifetime.

    Ta
  • Song Survey Results
    Thanks for your help with the Song and Riff Survey.

    To all of you who took time out to help by filling in your song and riff survey sheets I would like to say a big thank you, the response was most impressive.
    Two hundred and ninety nine songs and Two hundred and sixty nine riffs worked out later, (and no I didn't learn them all off by heart!) Then a lot of data basing and typing and now the results are in.

    There are a couple of different ways to interpret this information.

    For fun, I find its always interesting to find out what music people think is worth listening to, and what they consider classic tracks. It sometimes shows us which artists have been the most influential in popular music thus far.
    2. For educational purposes in songwriting and performing and theory. I will be using this information to help students understand what goes into making a popular song, or how to avoid taking a predictable path in which ever style the would like to use.
    Also which artists use what areas of theory to make their music.

    So thanks again for all your help.

    Zac

    Basic info regarding the Song Survey.


    Firstly the good news, seeing as there were only two songs with the highest votes of only four out a possible 300, it looks as if everyone still has a very varied musical taste, which in my view is a very good thing. Also its very reassuring that of the most recent artists chosen by both young and old the two that lead the way both write and perform their own original material.

    As for what the songs were made up from sadly the results were slightly more predictable. Though we may enjoy many different artists music, it does show that the majority of songs we favour, don’t really stray from the generic musical path!
    Ta
  • Autumn term lessons begin!
    Hi everyone,

    I hope you all had a fantastic summer, just a quick reminder all lessons will begin from the week starting Monday September the 3rd 2012.

    See you soon.