MUSICOL 111 - The Foundations of Rock
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
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Comprising four interrelated modules (two music theory, two music history), this course explores the musical foundations, styles, and historical background of Rock and Roll and Rock music from the early 1950s through the early 1970s. Music-theoretical topics include instrumentation, vocal performance, melody, harmony, rhythm, form, interpretation of lyrics, engineering, and production. Among the issues addressed in the historical lectures will be: the economics and material culture of Rock and Roll; the impact of social change on the music; and the effect of visual and other media on the music’s reception. No prior musical knowledge or background is required, though terminology and skills developed in the music-theoretical modules will be applied in those focusing on history. Assignments include four 4-page papers and two extra-credit reading responses. There will also be a number of formative quizzes and four 50-minute (non-cumulative) examinations covering the course's four modules. Quizdom clickers will be required for use in this class.

MUSICOL 111 - The Foundations of Rock
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001 (LEC)
MWF 12:30PM - 1:30PM
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The paperback edition has been ordered and is far less expensive than the hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9780195310245
The foundations of rock : from Blue suede shoes to Suite : Judy blue eyes, Author: Walter Everett., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2009
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