Rockschool Season 2

Season 2

Rockschool Season 2

First Air Date: October 20, 1987

First Aired on    :   1987
Episodes    :   8 episodes

Season 2 introduced electronic musical instruments such as Synths, Samplers & Drum Machines to the band line-up. It also covered genres such as Synthpop. Finally vocals were covered in the last show of the series.



Episodes

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2x08 Arrangement (December 08, 1987)


An introduction to arrangement features a discussion of the parts of a song and a segment on the five-string bass. Guests: drummer Omar Hakim and keyboard player Tony Banks.


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2x07 Sampling and Harmony (December 01, 1987)


Instrumental and vocal orchestration guitarist Andy Summers; keyboard player Tony Banks (Genesis); and singer Michael McDonald.


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2x06 Rhythm (November 24, 1987)


An explanation of rhythm focuses on two-handed playing techniques for bass, piano and drums. Elton John in concert. Also: keyboard player Jools Holland.


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2x05 Guitar and Drum Synths (November 17, 1987)


How to use synthesizers with drums, guitars and basses. MIDI controllers, and acoustic and electronic drums. Guests include drummer Bill Bruford and guitarist Allan Holdsworth.


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2x04 Soloing (November 10, 1987)


An introduction to soloing techniques examines phrasing and dynamics and demonstrates how to use relative scales. Guests: Tony Banks (Genesis) and singer James Ingram.


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2x03 Melody (November 03, 1987)


An explanation of melody focuses on chord sequence and structure and singing technique. Also: clips of James Brown, Eurythmics and Bronski Beat.


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2x02 MIDI (October 27, 1987)


How to use MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), sequencers and drum machines. Guests include drummer Omar Hakim and keyboard player Vince Clarke.


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2x01 New Technology (October 20, 1987)


How electronic developments have affected music includes the history of the synthesizer. Guests include Tony Banks and Rick Wakeman.




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