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Greg Mudd

Greg Mudd MMus, PgCLTHE, BA (hons), DipMus, FHEA

Lecturer

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 3357 ext. 3357 Room no. JM225

Biography

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.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    A selection of artists that Greg has performed and/or recorded with:

    A selection of artists that Greg has performed and/or recorded with:

    Amy Goddard, Big River Bandits, BlueState, Cornel Oprea, Dielle, Do It! Function Trio, Ed Hopkins Jazz Duo, Emmy-Lee, Empty Cage, Finger of Funk, Foo Fraudsters, Francis Graves, Hazel Iris, Icarus, Jazz Funk Coalition, Larkhill Choral Society, Laura Bataceli Band, Licence to Ceilidh, Matt Morgan Jazz Bag, Mind Switch, 'M'Jazz, Nicola Knight, Pink Champagne Jazz Quartet, Richard Abrahams (Jazz Duo / Trio / Quartet), Richard Stickler, Ruth Theodore Band, Samantha Laurilla, Snake Oil Band, Southampton New Music Ensemble, Tamrah Aeryn, The DLB Band, The Jags, The Jazz Triangle, The Latin Flavour, The Why Notes, Winchester Piano Studios House Band... and lots more!

  2. Memberships

    Greg is a member of...

    Memberships:

    • Member of the Musicians' Union
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  3. Teaching experience

    Greg has taught bass guitar privately and at academic institutions for many years...

    Greg has taught bass guitar privately and at academic institutions for many years. Previously he has taught at secondary and further education level and at HMP Winchester.

    Since 2013, Greg has been the professor of bass guitar at the Royal Marines School of Music (Portsmouth). He also teaches bass at Peter Symonds College (Winchester) and has lectured Solent University since 2016. 

  4. Research interests

    Greg’s research interests include...

    Greg’s research interests include the examination of music and lyrics in punk and hardcore (USA), protest music, the recordings of James Jamerson and Carol Kaye, modern composition methods, and composing for the bass guitar.

  5. Work in progress

    Greg is in the process of finishing a book of studies and pieces for 5 string bass guitar.