Backbeats as creative launchpads
Music Technology Assignment For this assignment, we will look to classic 20th-century funk grooves and use them as compositional seeds. Ethnomusicologist Steven Feld articulates groove as containing “an unspecifiable but ordered sense of something that is sustained in a distinctive, regular and attractive way, working to draw the listener in.” (Feld, 76) It is a valuable…
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Josh Ottum is Professor of Commercial Music at Bakersfield College. He holds an MFA in Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology from UC Irvine and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University. As a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer, Josh has released several records, toured throughout Europe and the United States, and has music featured in multiple television and radio programs.
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