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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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For this assessment task students are required to prepare an analytical written report.

Select at least five (5) online or off-line articles, by five different authors and three (3) other sources (interviews, audio tracks, pictures, films, video clips etc.), that are related to your specialised area of interest (as defined by the Creative Project 2 topic).

The material should be selected carefully. Primarily seminal documents of influential authors should be considered. They must be appropriate, authoritative and relevant demonstrating differing perspectives (or opinions) on the specific topic.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION:

CONTEMPORARY POPULAR MUSIC :

Music Makers: Popular Culture in Music Education – Popular Music in the Classroom: Where to Begin? – Sarah Morrison [Accessed: 07.12.11]

The Great Pop Boom – Herrera & Trust [Accessed: 07.12.11]

“Popular Music and Society” and the Evolving Discipline of Popular Music Studies – Gary Burns [Accessed: 10.12.11]

“Now We’re on the Top, Top of the Pops”: The Performance of “Non-Mainstream” Music on “Billboard’s” Albums Charts, 1981-2001 – Jim Sernoe [Accessed: 10.12.11]

Radio Friendly: Part 2 – Kevin Sinclair [Accessed: 11.12.11]

DEFINING THE MELODIC “HOOK”:

The Persistence of Musical Memories: A Descriptive Study of Earworms – Bartlett & Hapbern [Accessed: 29.11.11]

Centaur Reading – Earworms (“stuck song syndrome”): Towards a Natural History of Intrusive Thoughts – Beaman and Williams [Accessed: 30.11.11]

The Selling Power of Song: Catalog Evergreens Pop Up as Jingles in Increasing Numbers – Lichtman [Accessed: 30.11.11]

A Typology of ‘Hooks’ in Popular Records [Accessed: 07.12.11]

THE “HOOK” FORMULA:

Two-and-a-Half Centuries in the Life of a Hook – Mercer Taylor [Accessed: 26.11.11]

Effect of Music Training and Musical Complexity on Focus of Attention to Melody or Harmony – Williams [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Music Makers: åSong Structure – Farish [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Factors of Musical Perception – Three Points of View – Cuddy, Keane & Zuk [Accessed: 11.12.11]

Melodic Contour Similarity Using Folk Melodies – Mark Schmuckler [Accessed: 12.12.11]

MISCELLANEOUS:

The Basics – Pentatonic Scales [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Reviews: “This Is Pop: In Search of the Elusive at Experience Music Project,” Edited by Eric Weisbard [Accessed: 25.11.11]

The Effect of Pattern Recognition and Tonal Predictability on Sight-Singing Ability [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Soloing: The Importance of Melody [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Keyboards: Getting Outside the Tonality While Staying Inside the Melody–Part 1 [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Sign on the Dotted Void: Peppy Songs with Hooks and Beats – the New Underground Craze! [Accessed: 06.12.11]

JYU Academia.edu – Melodic and Contextual Similarity of Folk Song Phrases [Accessed: 30.11.11]

WEB LINKS

Philipp Tagg’s Online Texts [Accessed: 06:11:11]

Share Ranks.com – Best Song Hooks [Accessed: 25.11.11]

RollingStone.com – 500 Greatest Songs of All Time [Accessed: 25.11.11]

The Telegraph.co.uk – 100 Greatest Songs of All Time [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Songwriter’s Resource Guide [Accessed: 01.12.11

WEB VIDEOS

World Science Festival.com – Bobby McFerrin Hacks Your Brain With Music [Accessed: 24.11.11]

World Science Festival.com – Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Select two influential producers. Write a report that provides an analysis of key works that define them as a creative force. Ensure that you provide a descriptive overview of the key elements of each producer’s style. Using a variety of examples, consider how their professional work has contributed to developments within the field.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION:

NIGEL GODRICH

SOUNDS:

Air – Pocket Symphony (Producer)

Air – Talkie Walkie (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Beck – Guero (Mix)

Beck – Sea Change (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Charlotte Gainsbourg – 5.55 (Producer, Mix)

Paul McCartney – Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (Producer)

Radiohead – Kid A (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Radiohead – Amnesiac (Producer, Engineer)

Radiohead – Hail To The Thief (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Radiohead – In Rainbows (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Radiohead – King of Limbs (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Thom Yorke – The Eraser (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

WEB LINKS:

Wikipedia [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Nigel Godrich.com [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Dead Air Space.com [Accessed: 17.12.11]

CBC.ca – Everything In It’s Right Place – The Productions of Nigel Godrich [Accessed: 20.11.11]

ProQuest.com – Rock & Roll: How to Become a Producer in Eight Easy Steps [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Pitchfork.com – Nigel Godrich Talks “From the Basement”, Radiohead [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Les Inrockuptibles, “Nigel the Nihilist.” [Accessed: 18.12.11]

The Mix [Accessed: 20.12.11]

PRO QUEST:

ProQuest.com – “Goldmine” Interviews – Paul McCartney: Behind the Scenes Recording and Touring “Chaos & Creation” – and More [Accessed: 16.12.11]

Here, There, and Everywhere [Accessed: 17.12.11]

Wax On, Wax Off [Accessed: 17.12.11]

Sir Paul Rides Again [Access: 17.12.11]


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

Select two influential producers. Write a report that provides an analysis of key works that define them as a creative force. Ensure that you provide a descriptive overview of the key elements of each producer’s style. Using a variety of examples, consider how their professional work has contributed to developments within the field.

ELLIOT SCHEINER

SOUNDS:

America – Homecoming (Producer/Engineer/Mix/Surround Mix)

Donald Fagen – Morph The Cat (Mix)

Donald Fagen – The Night Fly (Producer/Engineer/Mix)

Eagles – Hell Freezes Over (Producer/Engineer/Mix)

Eagles – Long Road Out of Eden (Mix)

Queen – A Night at the Opera (Surround Mix)

Steely Dan – Aja (Engineer)

Steely Dan – Gaucho (Engineer/Mix)

Steely Dan – Two Against Nature (Engineer)

Toto – Toto IV (Mix/Surround Mix)

WEB LINKS:

Wikipedia [Accessed: 10.11.11]

Excerpt Interview – The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook [Accessed: 12.11.11]

Discography JD Management.com [Accessed 11.11.11]

Discography Panasonic.com [Accessed 12.11.11]

Mix Online.com [Accessed: 12.11.11]

Guitar Jam Daily Interview Session 1 [Accessed: 12.11.11]

Guitar Jam Daily Interview Session 2 [Accessed: 12.11.11]

Panasonic.com – ELS Surround Sound [Accessed: 19.11.11]

ProQuest.com – Still In The Mix [Accessed: 20.11.11]

ProQuest.com – Q&A with Elliot Scheiner [Accessed: 20.11.11]

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BOOK LIST:

Elliot Scheiner Interview, pp.218-228, Owsinski, B. 2006, The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, 2nd edition, Thomson Course Technology PTR, Boston.

MISC WEB RESOURCES:

Record Production.com [Accessed: 10.11.11]

Safari Books Online.com – How Does It Sound Now? [Accessed: 19.11.11]

Deliver a 10-minute presentation to peers and outlining the proposed project to be completed for creative project 1. A question and answer period may follow the presentation at the discretion of the examiner(s). Students should demonstrate thorough, detailed knowledge of the subject, reflecting appropriate levels of study and the ability to plan and conceptualise the practical and theoretical tasks to be undertaken for the project. The presentation must be well organised, make effective use of audio/visual resources, and demonstrate the student’s ability to effectively communicate the project objectives and focus to the audience.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

NEW MUSIC STRATEGIES

New Music Strategies Website [Accessed: 03.08.11]

New Music Strategies Ebook [Accessed: 05.08.11]

Andrew Dubber – Vimeo [Accessed: 05.08.11]

CASE STUDIES OF NEW MUSIC STRATEGIES

Smithereens Frontman Launches Subscription Service [Accessed: 05.08.11]

IN RAINBOWS – RADIOHEAD (REVIEWS)

Pitchfork.com [Accessed 27.12.2010]

Guardian.co.uk [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

EW.com [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

Dusted Magazine.com [Accessed: 29.12.2010]

Almost Cool.org [Accessed: 29.12.2010]

BON IVER- BON IVER (REVIEWS)

Pitchfork.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Time.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Prefix Mag.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Sputnik Music.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Popmatters.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

GOTYE – LIKE DRAWING BLOOD (REVIEWS)

Pitchfork.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Popmatters.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Sputnik Music.com [Accessed:06.08.11]

Coke Machine Glow.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Music OMH.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Pay What You Want For This Article [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Interview: Bon Iver [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Interview: Gotye: Like Drawing Blood [Accessed: 06.08.11]

VIDEOS – RADIOHEAD

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VIDEOS – BON IVER

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VIDEOS – GOTYE

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MISC

Music in 5/4 Time [Accessed: 07.08.11]

Select a well known artist, producer/director or a ‘key thinker’ as the subject for the presentation. The person that you choose must have had an identifiable influence on contemporary society and/or the media industry (E.g. Music/Film). In your analysis you need to provide specific examples that illustrate their influence. Students must clearly characterize the individuals “point of view” by making reference to key concepts and theories that have been covered in the unit.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION:

ALBUM REVIEWS:

In Rainbows Review – Guardian.co.uk [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

In Rainbows Review – EW.com [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

In Rainbows Review – Pitchfork.com [Accesses: 27.12.2010]

In Rainbows Review – Dusted Magazine.com [Accessed: 29.12.2010]

In Rainbows Review – Almost Cool.org [Accessed: 29.12.2010]

RADIOHEAD BIO:

8Notes.com [Accessed 23.01.2011]

All Music.com [Accessed 23.01.2011]

Musician Guide.com [Accessed 23.01.2011]

WEB LINKS:

Radiohead – w.a.s.t.e. central [Accessed: 30.01.2011]

Radiohead – Dead Air Space – Blogsite [Accessed: 20.12.2010]

Pay What You Want For This Article – New York Times [Accessed: 20.12.2010]

David Byrne and Thom Yorke on the Real Value of Music [Accessed: 24.12.2010]

Radiohead: Exclusive Interview – NME.com (Part 1) [Accessed: 25.12.2010]

Radiohead: Exclusive Interview – NME.com (Part 2) [Accessed: 25.12.2010]

Radiohead Says: Pay What You Want – TIME.com [Accessed: 25.12.2010]

Set Yourself Free – Index on Censorship [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

Radiohead News – Yahoo Music [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

Exclusive: Warner Chappell Reveals Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ Pot of Gold [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

Radiohead and In Rainbows – Pushing the boundaries in Publishing, too [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

EU Wants DRM Interoperability, Cross-Border Licensing To Bolster Content Sector [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

Majority Download Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ For Free [Accessed: 03.01.2011]

Why Give Away Music For Free [Accessed: 06.01.2011]

GUARDIAN.CO.UK LINKS

Bloggers ordered to remove Radiohead material [Accessed: 28.12.2010]

Radiohead’s bid to revive music industry: pay what you like to download albums [Accessed: 28.12.2010]

Piracy growing as fewer fans buy downloads [Accessed: 28.12.2010]

Music industry finds the solution to its pirate troubles – give everything away [Accesses: 28.12.2010]

These shoe-gazers are trailblazers [Accessed: 28.12.2010]

DOCUMENT LINKS:

Public consultation on “Content Online” 2009-2010 [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

Policy Paper on Creative Content Online [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

WIKI LINKS:

Radiohead [Accessed: 20.12.2010]

In Rainbows [Accessed: 20.12.2010]

SCRIBD LINKS:

[Accessed 25.01.2011]

VIDEO LINKS:

[Accessed: 20.12.2010]