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Greg Mudd is a lecturer of the unit 'Developing the Musician' and has been teaching at Solent University since 2016. Teaching specialisms include the bass guitar, music theory and performance. He is also the Professor of Bass Guitar at the Royal Marines School of Music (Portsmouth), teaching undergraduate and postgraduate musicians.
Alongside teaching, Greg is also a professional bass player. He has played the double bass for over 33 years, starting at age nine under the supervision of renowned bassist, Barry Glynn. In his early teens Greg also started playing the electric bass guitar, subsequently studying at the Academy of Contemporary Music. He completed a music degree at the Open University, with a dissertation centred on the history of music performance. He later went on to study music at postgraduate level at the University of Southampton where he was awarded a Master's degree in Musicology. His dissertation (“Constructing and Disseminating American Hardcore Punk: Ramones, Black Flag and Dead Kennedys”) examined the development of Hardcore Punk in the U.S.A. during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Greg has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PgCLTHE) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Greg has performed with many different bands and ensembles in a wide variety of venues such as the Royal Festival Hall. He’s played at a vast range of events including: Winchester Jazz Festival, Kent Country Music Festival and Purbeck Valley Folk Festival.
He has also recorded in numerous music studios including Winterland Studios in Minneapolis. Greg currently performs with an array of different bands, including a jazz duo, a modern jazz funk quartet and a function band. He also undertakes regular dep, recording and session work.