History of Rock and R&B|
This course will survey the history of Rock and R&B (broadly defined as a conglomeration of loosely connected popular musical genres) from their origins in the 1940s and '50s through the mid 1990s. Three parallel goals will be pursued: 1) to become literate in the full range of their constituent traditions; 2) to experience the workings of the music industry by producing group projects; and 3) to become familiar with a variety of theoretical approaches to the music, confronting issues such as economics of the industry, race relations and identities, youth culture and its relationship to American popular culture, and popular music as a creative, cultural, and social force. For the midterm and final projects the class will form a music industry in microcosm (musicians, journalists, producers, video and sound engineers, visual artists), resulting in CD and video releases and a magazine.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Garofalo, Reebe, ROCKIN' OUT
Starr and Waterman, AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: THE ROCK YEARS
Keyes, Cheryl, RAP MUSIC AND STREET CONSCIOUSNESS
Other selected articles
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm and Final Projects. Quizzes, midterm and final exams. Occasional short weekly assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Mandatory Friday video viewing sessions.
|Instructor(s): Charry,Eric S. Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; .....F. 11:00AM-12:00PM; Location: RHH003; RHH003; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 90||SR major: 7||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: -7||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 10||JR non-major: 18||SO: 20||FR: 20|