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Music: Recordings Of The Past To Inform The Future – Exploring Recording Analysis Techniques With Clare Gooing & Jonathan Gooing From Bishop Grosseteste University

24th June 2021 @ 11:15 - 12:15



Audio and video recordings are all around us.  For musicians, these can be invaluable sources of information and inspiration in developing our own understanding and performing in a vast range of genres. There is an amazing wealth of recorded material from the late nineteenth century onwards which give unique insights into very different styles of performance. These can often help explain what is really meant in published scores or help us to understand more about instrumental or vocal techniques.

In this session, students will be introduced to a range of recording analysis techniques and will have the opportunity to apply these techniques in practical listening exercises. We will discuss what material is available, how to find it, and how it might be useful to you as a musician, whatever your genre.

As performance and music appraisal forms integral parts of most of the A-Level and BTEC Syllabi, this session will be beneficial to any student studying music.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or interested in studying, Music and related subjects. We also welcome interested students from other disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider questions they have about the topic and/or about studying this discipline at university.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



24th June 2021
11:15 - 12:15
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