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This assignment requires the student to reinterpret (or adapt) a musical work (song) by another artist into a new work that is representative of another distinctive genre or style. You will need to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the elements that define each of the two stylistic movements (genres) that each piece represents in order to create an effective re-interpretation.

WIKI LINKS:

Landslide – Stevie Nicks / Fleetwood Mac [Accessed: 14.03.12]

VID LINKS:

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Conduct a case study on an album (musical work) that has had a clear influence on the industry. Provide an overview of the key people involved in the production of the work. Examine the tracks on the album and critical analyse the key production values that define the album overall. Use quotes and other materials from a variety of sources to support the analysis.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

PROQUEST (THE INFORMATION)

Wax On, Wax Off [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Disinformation Society: Beck – “The Information” [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Rock & Roll: Beck Breaks New Ground [Accessed: 14.01.12]

PROQUEST (BECK)

Q&A: Beck – He’s Finally Got a New Family, a New Block-Rockin’ CD, “Guero,” and a New Age Secret Influence: Yanni [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Beck [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Hung with Guitar String: The Lake, It Is Said, Never Gives Up Her Dead [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Sampling Remains Prevalent Despite Legal Uncertainties [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Beck: The Rolling Stone Interview [Accessed:14.01.12]

WEB LINKS (THE INFORMATION)

Beck Giving Fans Sticky Fingers With Quasi-Hip-Hop Album [Accessed: 16.01.12]

The Information – AllMusic.com [Accessed: 16.01.12]

Beck – The Information [Accessed: 17.01.12]

Album: Beck The Information, Interscope [Accessed: 17.01.12]

Beck: The Information Beck’s gone electro. And it’s brilliant [Accessed: 17.01.12]

The Infinite Album [Accessed: 17.01.12]

Becks “Painful” Album [Accessed: 18.01.12]

WEB LINKS (BECK)

Beck Bio – MTV.com [Accessed: 16.01.12]

WEB LINKS (OTHER)

Beck – Mutations [Accessed: 22.01.12]

Beck – Sea Change [Accessed: 22.01.12]

Beck – Guerolito [Accessed: 24.01.12]

WIKI LINKS

The Information

Beck

Beck Discography

Beck Awards

PROQUEST (CHAOS)

Binelli, Mark – Sir Paul Rides Again [Accessed: 02.01.12]

Molenda, Michael – Here, There and Everywhere [Accessed: 02.01.12]

Hurwitz, Matt – Goldmine Interviews [Accessed: 02.01.12]

48th Annual Grammy Award Nominees [Accessed: 02.01.12]



A written report that provides a descriptive outline of the project must be submitted with the practical work. The report must provide a descriptive overview and an analytical critique of the processes and outcomes of the project.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

Each student is required to submit an individually written report in the form of a diarised logbook. The logbook should contain detailed accounts of the events that took place during the BAP160.2 Practical Assignment. It should commence from the planning stage right up to the finished project. The diary should give an account of the day’s accomplishments, whether or not events occurred according to plan, plus an indication of what could have been improved.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

Students are required to submit their own original logbook for the practical assignment. The logbook should contain detailed accounts of the events that took place during the BAP130.1 Practical Assignment. It should commence from the planning stage right up to the finished product. The logbook should give an account of each session’s accomplishments, whether or not events occurred according to plan, plus an indication of what could have been improved.

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The following are useful links and quotes for studio practice from recording/mic techniques to mixdown and post-production for a specific digital studio assignment. In this particular assignment I have taken on the task of recording a song which has the following instruments:

 

• Drums

 

• Bass

 

• Electric Guitar

 

• Vocals

 

• Synth Pad

 

The following resources are research materials to get the best out of these instruments in both the recording and mixing stages of this assignment.

 

DRUMS

 

References:

 

Owsinski, B. 2009, The Recording Engineer’s Handbook, 2nd edition, Course Technology PTR, Boston.
Chapter 8, (pp. 142-184)

 

Web Links:

 

Pictures of Miked-up Drum Kits [Accessed: 22.04.11]

 

Practical Drum Kit Miking [Accessed: 23.04.11]

 

Video Links:

 

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ELECTRIC GUITAR

 

References:

 

Owsinski, B. 2009, The Recording Engineer’s Handbook, 2nd edition, Course Technology PTR, Boston.
Chapter 8, (pp. 191-198)

 

Huber, D.M. 2010, Modern Recording Techniques, 7th edition, Focal Press, USA.
Chapter 4, (pp. 153-154)

 

Web Links:

 

Pictures of Miked-up Guitar Cabs [Accessed: 17.04.11]

 

Comparative Guitar Amp Recordings [Accessed: 23.04.11]

 

Video Links:

 

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Below are samples of my work so far with my most recent on top. Feelin’ like I’m improving everyday…

MESSY RED EP PROJECT

Track 1: Love Duet

TRACK 2: Big Blue Balloon

Track 3: Messy Red

LIVE SESSIONS WITH KOBI, JAKE AND TOM

When The Levie Breaks (Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie Cover)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison Cover)

Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks Cover)

Satisfied Mind (Joe Hayes / Jeff Buckley Cover)

VARIOUS PROJECTS

Nude (Radiohead Cover)

Ego

On The Cold Floor

Metronomy – A Thing For Me (Acoustic Cover)

Violin in C Minor

We Belong Together – Mariah Carey (Cover) MP3