01-12-09 Notes

01-12-09 Notes - January 12, 2009 Lecture 1: Introduction...

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January 12, 2009 Lecture 1: Introduction and Overview Goals: • Recognize the major styles and subgenres and their evolution • Explore the identity of "country" as a genre • Interpret the cultural and historical meaning of the music, and be able to discuss it in music-specific ways • Explain country's history and role in American popular music and popular culture Expectations: • bring a sense of curiosity • listen intelligently and actively • attend class and participate • complete the assignments • two exams • one paper; one concert review • three short discussion-board "mini-papers" and discussion • classroom guidelines: - leave last four rows empty - no talking when music is playing! - don't "zip up" before class is over Resources: • people • Bill Malone, Country Music U.S.A. • course web site • library • internet • radio stations and concerts • classmates What is Country Music? Billboard Hot Country Songs, week of 2009-01-17 1 2 Sugarland, "Already Gone" 1 19 2 1 Rascal Flatts, "Here" 1 18 3 5 Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, "Start a Band" 3 17 4 3 Zac Brown Band, "Chicken Fried" 1 29
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5 4 Montgomery Gentry, "Roll With Me" 1 24 6 6 Alan Jackson, "Country Boy" 6 15 7 7 Billy Currington, "Don't" 7 25 8 8 Dierks Bentley, "Feel That Fire"
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course MUSIC 144 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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