Adolescence: The Concept Album

I can’t get no satisfaction!

Exploring the boundless world of traditional and contemporary musicianship as a platform for self-expression. Young people and music industry professionals work together to create a remix album of classic songs about the teenage experience.

How I Started To Learn

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Carl Brit Library NME
Group work British Library
Haider Brit Library NME
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Damian British Library
Jayde Shenell Brit Library NME
Jade and Shenel British Library
Talk 2
Ekhow Brit Library NME
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Partnering with the British Library our young people explore the library archives and research the rich heritage of UK music.


Student Album Covers

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Vocal Coaching With Chidi

Vocal Coaching With Junior

Songwriting Workshop With Amit

Marktum and Daniel in lyrics masterclass with Amit.

Dan getting vocal with Amit accompanying on acoustic guitar.

Sampling Workshop With Myles

Myles explaining sampling techniques in Ableton Live to Daniel.

Ekhaw masters the technique of sampling and programming beats in Ableton Live.

Remix Session with Zai

Dan working with the EXS24 Sampler in Logic Pro 9.

Daniel’s instrumental of Creep accompanied by Zai (guide vocals).

Recording at Alaska Studios

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Jack’s training session with engineer Bob, recording vocals with Amit and instrumentals with string trio.

Understanding Strings & The Orchestra

Jack interviewing Pippa (cello), Wei Wei (viola), & Victoria (violin) about life as professional musicians.

Marktum's Lyrics for Papa Don't Preach

Marktum draws on his experience as a teenage father to create a new version of Papa Don’t Preach.

Recording Vocals with Chidi's Coaching

Chidi coaches students with the aim of extracting professional quality vocals from Ekhaw for Teenage Dirtbag and Shenel for Papa Don’t Preach, accompanied by Marktum who delivers his lyrics with passion!

Shivani on Creep

Shivani takes Creep in her stride.

Recording Vocals for Smells Like Satisfaction

Sam, Marktum & Jack join forces with Amit to sing the final chorus of Smells Like Satisfaction.