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Raising the Bar - How to Build Pop Songs

Raising the Bar - How to Build Pop Songs

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When:

  • Tue 29 Aug, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Where:

The Golden Dawn, Cnr Ponsonby Road & Richmond Road, Ponsonby Show map

Restrictions:

R18

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Ever heard a tune on the radio and found yourself humming it a few hours later? Although countless genres and sub-genres of music have emerged, there is something about pop music which has endured throughout the years. How do composers manipulate listeners and keep them engaged through the length of a song?

Seasoned performer and music expert Godfrey de Grut will discuss the underlying structural similarities in modern popular music. Learn how composers successfully manipulate repetition, development, tension and release genre and how these methods have evolved over the last 80 years to make pop music such a mainstay in our culture.

Primarily working as a freelance musician, composer and ensemble arranger, Godfrey de Grut has recorded and/or toured both locally and internationally with Brooke Fraser, Scribe and Anika Moa, amongst others.

After completing his degree in composition from the University of Auckland, Godfrey received a RIANZ Jazz Album of the Year award for 1997’s “Came a Weird Way” with his band the New LoungeHead and co-wrote the 2002 APRA Silver Scroll winning song, “Misty Frequencies” with Che-Fu.

This is a free event however you will need to register for tickets on the link above to avoid disappointment.

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