AS Music Tech Homework for Tuesday 21st February

There are three tasks to complete before the next lesson on Tuesday 21st February:

1. Complete 1 hour Controlled Assessed time on Task 1C – focus on harmony parts (to include bass line), with accompanying groove. Remember these feature must be stylistically appropriate to your chosen style – keep listening to examples from the genre.

2. Complete a hour CA time on Task 1A – the deadline has been extended as mentioned in class to Tuesday 28th February. However there will be no further extensions.

3. Please complete research no the two Punk & New wave bands and complete the forms as below..

Two special Focus Punk & New Wave bands to research..


AS homework for 7th February 2012

TASK 1C – Please ensure that you have created a reharmonisation for your arrangement for Tuesday’s lesson. This might just be a keyboard part to illustrate your harmonic ideas, or you might want to include a bass line or guitar (must be sequenced).


There will be a short 15 minute test at the beginning of Tuesday’s (7th) lesson to test your research on The Clash and The Stranglers. Please research both, remember to cover:

  • when and where the artist/band was formed
  • significant recordings – single and/or albums
  • instrumentation and key band members
  • distinctive musical (and production) characteristics (and be able to quote musical examples)
  • what influenced them and how they have influenced others
  • what is unique about this artist/band within their genre

Please complete the two forms below to consolidate your research:



Punk & New Wave..Band/Artist Profiles

So after untold hours at the Office grafting, here is your comprehensive guide to the key artists in the 2012 Special Focus Styles – Punk & New Wave.

This contains links to relevant youtube clips for your listening pleasure. Please use this as your central resource when researching the recommended listening bands/artists. There are of course many more important bands/artists in these genres..

You can download the document for keeps, if you click here…. Punk & New Wave – Artist Profiles