Modern Metal

Clever music?

Downtuned – Evolution of instruments (8 String Guitar/6 String Bass for lower tuning)
Drop Tunings – Drop D/C, regular guitar tuning with low “E” string lowered a tone
Experimental Open Tunings – Strapping Young Lad (open C Tuning) Continue Reading »

Hey everyone… Group 7 with ‘Music in Visuals’ is here!
Excited? I thought so. Continue Reading »



People generally see the rhythm section as the drummer as he/she is not playing an instrument that adds melody to the piece therefore his aim must be for the rhythm.

However it can be a whole variety of instruments that can be placed in the rhythm section. Therefore it can be said that the instrumentation and characteristics of the rhythm section is strongly related to the genre.

Our main aim is to study 4 different genres of music (Classical, Heavy Metal, Jazz / Funk & Flamenco) and portray the role which the rhythm section plays within each one. Continue Reading »

‘Plagiarism’ is the practice of claiming or implying original authorship of (or incorporating material from) someone else’s written or creative work, in whole or in part, into one’s own without adequate acknowledgement – the issue of false attribution.

Musical ‘imitation’ is when a musical gesture is repeated later in a different form, but retaining its original character. Continue Reading »

PPT for part 3 – Radio is uploaded to http://www.speedlimit5000.com/qub/radio.ppt

…we were all meant to do this right? Not just the missing members? Any case it cant hurt.

Evelyn Glennie’s music challenges the listener to ask where music comes from: Is it more than simply a translation from score to instrument to audience? How can a musician who has almost no hearing play with such sensitivity and compassion?

The Grammy-winning percussionist and composer became almost completely deaf by the age of 12, but her hearing loss brought her a deeper understanding of and connection to the music she loves. She’s the subject of the documentary Touch the Sound, which explores this unconventional and intriguing approach to percussion.

Along with her vibrant solo career, Glennie has collaborated with musicians ranging from classical orchestras to Björk. Her career has taken her to hundreds of concert stages around the world, and she’s recorded a dozen albums, winning a Grammy for her recording of Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, and another for her 2002 collaboration with Bela Fleck.

“Evelyn Glennie is simply a phenomenon of a performer.”

New York Times

Alas, WordPress does not allow you to embed certain videos so below is a link instead:

Very interesting talk which helps to reinforce how to listen

SARC computer lab meeting tomorrow (Friday 29th) 11 a.m for Group 4 . Queens Email behaving strangely so on the off chance that anyone reads this in time…

 Topic is Plagiarism and Imitation within Music.

 Claire Leonard, Asleigh Kilgore, Ian Jordan, Steven Lunn, David Mailey. Go team etc.