Soul and Indie Music Tech 2011 Notes

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Soul Revision notes
Originated in USA fusion of Gospel, Rhythm n Blues and doo-wop in the 1960s
Catchy rhythms often stressed with handclaps
Call and response between lead vocalist and chorus (probably originated from
African music, as Soul is a traditionally Afro-American genre)
Ornamented vocals and instrumental solos
Part of the Motown sound.
Examples include Stevie Wonder (legend!), Curtis Mayfield and Otis Redding
(probably the most famous in soul)
Evolved into funk in the 1970s
Pretty standard band set up: guitar, bass, drums, vox, backing vox, keyboards and

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Indie Rock Notes
Started in the 80s in the UK and USA
sub-genre of alternative rock
started in the underground music venues in the UK and US
'indie' stands for independent, i.e. musicians who wanted to be independent of the big
labels and binding contracts. The term usually refers to those under their own
independent labels.
Some indie rock sounds as if it is recorded in a basic casual atmosphere.…read more


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