The use of dynamics is a vital component of expressive performances in many musical genres. Without variation in volume music can be boring and uninspiring, as well as tiring to listen to. In order to be heard at very high volumes, great rock and metal bands need to have dynamic 'light and shade' - to an audience member, loud will only seem loud if there is a degree of variation in volume.
About the instructor
Alex is a freelance musician who has performed live and in the studio with artists as diverse as Dizzee Rascal, Unkle, Bat for Lashes, Guy Garvey and Elbow. He has played headline slots at all the major UK festivals, including televised appearances on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage, Oxygen Main Stage and T In The Park. International TV performances also include Live on MTV, the Jools Holland Hootenanny and The BBC Electric Proms with Dizzee Rascal.
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