From TV’s Stranger Things and recent releases like Atomic Blonde in the cinemas, the 80s are back with a bang. And what of music? The 80s were a decade during which the odd and the eccentric were celebrated, yet many millennials today are drawn to the combined sounds of synths, guitars and electronic beats. The […]
Summer School returns this summer and promises to be better than ever. Running from 30th June right through to August 2nd, Summer School 2018 welcome students from Year 7 upwards. Band Mentoring, Music Tuition, Various Performances, Busking and much more.
Who wants to pay to watch a boring band that does nothing but stand there and plays music perfectly and predictably? No matter how great the music played, an aura of disconnect with the audience creates the impression that the band members are just there to do their job. Live performances should be all about […]
From the lowest of rumbles to ear-piercing whistles, vocal range essentially refers to the span of pitches a particular voice can produce without sounding like a screeching tyre. This range is measured in octaves, which in simple terms, are notes that you hear as ‘the same’, just in a higher or lower pitch. The passionate […]
What is it about people looking sexier with an instrument in tow? Is it the passion they have? The emotions they pour into the creation of music? It seems the odd phenomenon where there’s an instant increase in attractiveness – has been around for years. The team at School of Popular Music discusses what has […]
A new generation in music has seen an increase in the presence of women in the rock and alternative industry, bringing a breath of fresh air to the scene. In continuation to our previous blog, School of Popular Music, which offers singing lessons and music tuition in Guernsey, shares some essential listening of female-fronted/all-female bands, this time […]
Metal music is widely associated with male musicians and frontmen. However, the past decade has seen an increase in all-female or female-fronted bands in the rock/metal scene. Our team at School of Popular Music – offering singing and music lessons in Guernsey – has compiled a list of some of the most talented international female […]