Rockschool Season 1

Season 1

Rockschool Season 1

First Air Date: November 01, 1983

First Aired on    :   1983
Episodes    :   9 episodes

Season 1 looked at classic rock/pop group dynamics and core genres including Rock, Reggae, Funk, Blues and Metal.



Episodes

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1x09 Studio Audience (January 10, 1984)


After the last show a studio audience of young people was invited to take part in a discussion with the show's presenters.


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1x08 The Future (December 20, 1983)


An episode that explains future trends in music features Carl Palmer (Asia) and clips of the Police, Gang of Four, and Siouxsie and the Banshees.


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1x07 Reggae (December 13, 1983)


An episode about reggae focuses on dub methods, the basic one-drop rhythmic pattern and variations. Featured: Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare and Dennis Bovell.


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1x06 Funk (December 06, 1983)


Elements of funk are demonstrated, including guitar chops, chord inversions, drum fills and syncopation. Featured: Bootsy Collins (Parliament Funkadelic); Larry Graham (formerly of Graham Central Station); Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (Chic).


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1x05 Heavy Metal (November 29, 1983)


An episode about heavy metal focuses on amplification effects, power chords and soloing techniques. clips of Jimi Hendrix, Iron Maiden and Motorhead; and a demonstration by Ian Paice (Deep Purple).


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1x04 Blues (November 22, 1983)


How to play the blues is demonstrated by B.B. King and Chet Atkins. Topics include the blues scale, chord structures, bass lines and string-bending techniques. Also appearing: Status Quo, Nile Rodgers (Chic).


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1x03 Basic Techniques (November 15, 1983)


Tips on basic technique include handling drumsticks, the use of picks and string damping. Among the artists featured are Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (Chic); John Taylor (Duran Duran); Carl Palmer (Asia); Larry Graham (formerly of Graham Central Station).


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1x02 Tuning (November 08, 1983)


Methods of tuning guitars, basses and drums tips from John Entwistle (formerly of the Who), Bootsy Collins (formerly of Parliament Funkadelic), Ian Paice (Deep Purple) and reggae drummer Sly Dunbar. Host: Herbie Hancock.


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1x01 Equipment (November 01, 1983)


Tips on selecting instruments and equipment; a tour of the Gibson guitar factory in Nashville, Tenn.; comments from John Taylor of Duran Duran and a performance clip of bassist Stanley Clarke.




Season Regulars