MUSI 3200Y A History of Rock ‘n’ Roll. University of Lethbridge, Calgary Campus Professor John Anderson. “Please allow me to introduce myself…”. Things to Make You Go Hmm… Most music we hear is mere product
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MUSI 3200YA History of Rock ‘n’ Roll University of Lethbridge, Calgary Campus Professor John Anderson
Things to Make You Go Hmm… • Most music we hear is mere product • Many have learned the technical skill necessary to manufacture a marketable musical product • Is music just another commodity? • What happens when the music resists this? • What is the relationship between Art and business in Rock ‘n’ Roll?
We will learn to… • identify different musical styles within the Rock ‘n’ Roll tradition • identify various contributors that represent those major styles • understand how music both reflects and shapes culture • place important musical examples in their historical context
Evaluations AssignmentDueWeight Test I Jan. 26 20% Test II March 1 20% Presentation March 8 20% Writing Assignment April 5 20% Final Examination April 19 20%
Writing Assignments • Concert Report • Analyzing Music Charts • This is Spinal Tap • Artistic Freedom • Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll? • Art vs. Product
Group Presentations • Each presentation will have a unique set of questions to help guide you • James Brown • Otis Redding • The Grateful Dead • Santana • Parliament-Funkadelic • Led Zeppelin • David Bowie • Emerson, Lake and Palmer • Donna Summer
Hour 2: Guitar Heroes What is the significance of the guitar to Rock ‘n’ Roll? Who are some of the main contributors? What are their contributions?