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You can be coming at things from a popular, jazz or rock style, as well as classical for example, and you can easily do both the classical composition and the songwriting course so you are not necessarily syphoned off into one thing. A lot of people do both and can see the cross overs between the two. I think it’s healthy to have an understanding of other types of music. There is versatility and an eclectic nature to Otago University.

The more technique you have, the more able you are to solve problems within your own style - but at the same time I think you have to be really careful about imposing your own stylistic preferences upon students because it can get them into trouble and it doesn’t help them. I think what Otago University has that is a wee bit special is the open and broad approach to musical style.

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Down In Edin Issue Two ~ January through March 2015  

Kia Ora, Welcome to the second issue of Down In Edin Magazine - a quarterly, visually driven, on-line magazine celebrating the brilliant...

Down In Edin Issue Two ~ January through March 2015  

Kia Ora, Welcome to the second issue of Down In Edin Magazine - a quarterly, visually driven, on-line magazine celebrating the brilliant...