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This course, part 1 of a 2-course sequence, examines the history of rock, primarily as it unfolded in the United States, from the days before rock (pre-1955) to the end of the 1960s. This course covers the music of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Phil Spector, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and many more artists, with an emphasis both on cultural context and on the music itself. We will also explore how developments in the music business and in technology helped shape the ways in which styles developed. Rock emerged in the mid 1950s as a blending of mainstream pop, rhythm and blues, and country and western--styles that previously had remained relatively separate. This new style became the music of the emerging youth culture and was often associated with teen rebellion. We will follow the story of how this rowdy first wave of rock and roll (1955-59) was tamed in the early 60s but came roaring back with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and then went psychedelic by the end of the decade....
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Sugerido: 12-24 hours of videos and quizzes

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

1

Seção
Clock
1 hora para concluir

Introduction

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Reading
1 vídeo (Total de 4 min), 7 leituras
Video1 vídeos
Reading7 leituras
Welcome to the Course10min
General Overview10min
Syllabus10min
Grading and Logistics10min
Music Fundamentals10min
Listening Guides (19 videos)10min
About the Professor10min
Clock
2 horas para concluir

The World Before Rock and Roll (1900-1955)

The Role of Tin Pan Alley in mainstream pop, the formation of a national audience through radio and the rise of television, the pre-rock pop of Frank Sinatra, Patti Page, and Les Paul and Mary Ford; rhythm and blues in the years before rock and roll; country and western and the rise of Nashville....
Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 95 min)
Video11 videos
Radio and Regional vs National Audiences8min
The Stars of Pop Music Before Rock and Roll12min
Les Paul, Inventor - The Role of Technology6min
Origins of Country & Western (pre WWII)9min
The Rise of Nashville13min
Rhythm and Blues (Pre 1945)7min
Rhythm & Blues (Post 1945)11min
Regional R&B Radio in the 1950s6min
Doo Wop and Gospel6min
Hokum Blues and Sexual Lyrics5min

2

Seção
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2 horas para concluir

The Birth and First Flourishing of Rock and Roll (1955-59)

Chart crossover and cover versions, the first hits of Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Little Richard, the rise of Elvis Presley, the music of Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly, the rise of American Bandstand, the payola scandal and the "death of rock and roll."...
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 88 min), 1 teste
Video8 videos
Radio and Records12min
Crossovers and Covers10min
The First Rock and Rollers Cross Over13min
The Rise of Elvis Presley12min
Sam Phillips Selling Elvis Contract3min
Rockabilly in the Wake of Elvis12min
The Day the Music Died11min
Quiz1 exercício prático
The World Before Rock and Roll and The Birth and First Flourishing of Rock and Rollmin

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1 hora para concluir

The Demise of Rock and the Promise of Soul (1959-63)

Was this era the dark ages for rock music or was it a golden era cut short by the British invasion? The music of teen idols, the folk revival, early surf music, sweet soul, rockabilly pop, and girl groups. The Brill Building songwriters and the rise of the producer. Playlets and splatter platters....
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 81 min)
Video9 videos
The Brill Building Approach to Pop8min
Teen Idols6min
Producers and Girl Groups9min
Sweet Soul7min
TV, Movies, and Dance Crazes15min
The Folk Revival10min
Rockabilly Popsters8min
Surf Music10min

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Seção
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2 horas para concluir

The Beatles and the British Invasion (1964-66)

The Beatles transform the UK music scene and then invade America. Other Beatles-type British bands. The London blues scene and the Rolling Stones. Other Stones-type bands. The Who and the Kinks....
Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 83 min), 1 teste
Video10 videos
The Early 1960s in the US & UK11min
The Rise of the Beatles11min
Beatles as Students of American Pop Music5min
Beatles From Craftsmen to Artists9min
Blues in the UK4min
The Rolling Stones Emerge7min
The Stones in The States5min
Other British Bands10min
The Kinks and the Who12min
Quiz1 exercício prático
The Demise of Rock and the Promise of Soul (1959-63) and The Beatles and the British Invasion (16964-66)min
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Melhores avaliações

por SMOct 2nd 2016

This course has really helped to fill out my piecemeal understanding of the development of rock music. The pace and content of learning has been well considered and Prof Covach is to be congratulated.

por BLMar 13th 2018

Provided insight into what I was listening to as a pre-teen. I didn't have the exposure to some of the older roots or the an understanding of the business forces that shaped the music I had access to.

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John Covach

Professor of Music and Director
Institute for Popular Music

Sobre University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by its Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery....

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