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Greg Mudd

Greg Mudd MMus, BA (hons), DipMus, AFHEA

Lecturer

School of Media Arts and Technology

Biography

Greg is a professional bass player and music lecturer. He has played the double bass for over 31 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 ACM in Guildford.

He completed a music degree through 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 Masters 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 always been fascinated with performing and has gigged with many different bands and ensembles. This has resulted in Greg playing in a wide variety of venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens, BIC and Pavilion, Portsmouth Guildhall, Winchester Jazz Festival, Kent Country Music Festival, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival.

He has also recorded in numerous music studios, including Winterland Studios (Minneapolis). Greg currently performs with an array of different bands, including two jazz duos, a jazz trio and quartet, a modern funk trio and a function band.  He also undertakes regular dep, recording and session work which includes a variety of multi-media composers.

Greg is a lecturer of Developing the Musician at Solent University where he has recently rewritten the three-year bass degree program. Greg also teaches units including music theory, composition and analysis. He is also the Professor of Bass Guitar at the Royal Marines School of Music (Portsmouth), teaching undergraduate and postgraduate musicians. He also teaches privately and at Peter Symonds College in Winchester.

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:

    Empty Cage, Mind Switch, Cornel Oprea Duo, Trio & Quartet, Richard Abrahams Duo, Trio & Quartet, Samantha Laurilla, Dielle, Ruth Theodore Band, Amy Goddard, Tamrah Aeryn, Matt Morgan Jazz Bag, Big River Bandits, Jazz Funk Coalition, The Latin Flavour, Emmy-Lee, Snake Oil Band, BlueState, Richard Stickler Duo, Larkhill Choral Society, Ed Hopkins Jazz Duo, The Jazz Triangle, Southampton New Music Ensemble, Finger of Funk, The Why Notes, The Jags, Winchester Piano Studios House Band, Nicola Knight AKA 'Sertari', The DLB Band, 'M'Jazz - Jazz trio, Do It! Function Trio... and lots more!

  2. Memberships

    Greg is a member of...

    Memberships:

    • Member of the Musicians' Union
    • Registered RSL Teacher
    • Associate 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, theory and composition at Peter Symonds College (Winchester) and has lectured at Southampton 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 currently composing and writing a book of short bass solos and etudes.