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

Course Leader

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

Biography

Greg Mudd is a senior lecturer of music. He has been teaching at Solent University since 2016, with teaching specialisms including 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 nearly 35 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 a Higher Diploma in music performance. He completed a bachelor’s 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 final dissertation examined the development of hardcore punk in the USA 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. His current research focuses on composing for the bass guitar in a range of settings, and he is enrolled as a doctoral student, here at Solent University.

Greg has performed with many different bands and ensembles in a wide variety of venues and settings, from aircraft carriers, festivals, and concert halls through to corporate functions and a vast number of weddings. He has also recorded in numerous music studios including Winterland Studios in Minneapolis. Greg performs with an array of different bands and undertakes regular dep, recording and session work.

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Further information

Industry experience

  • 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

Teaching experience

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

Research interests

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.

Memberships

Greg is a member of the Musicians' Union and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Work in progress

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