Course code:

AD1013

Level:

I - Introductory

Meets the following requirements:

  • AD - Arts & Design

Lab fee:

10

Typically offered:

Every other year

This course is a survey of the particular styles of music that have had such a profound effect on America, as well as the world, in the twentieth century.

Students inquire of the social, cultural, and aesthetic elements that led to the creation of each style. The use of recorded examples provides a chronological examination of the principal musicians and composers as well as an analysis of the more influential soloists and groups.

The course includes technical background into the various common musical “bonds of union” between Jazz, Rock, and Blues, as well as discussion concerning the permeation of these characteristics into secular and non-secular music of the 1900s.

There is considerable study of the social significance of the music, exploration of the broad cultural and artistic aspects of the music, how these styles changed and evolved, and how their growth related to parallel changes in fine art music.

 

Prerequisites:

None

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