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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 16, Nov. 4 Lecture 16, Nov. 4 R&B RocknRoll Rockabilly R&B RocknRoll Rockabilly VOTE today!!! 2 What happened after the 1930s swing craze? preference for small bands (combos) new musical styles: bebop & rhythm and blues Bebop and rhythm & blues musicians trained in swing bands but their musical paths diverged. 3 Bebop musically & socially out of the mainstream rejected swings popular orientation: show tunes & other pop songs performed by singers accompanied by the band & emphasis on dance music emphasized speed, complex harmony & improvisation small community excluded musicians who hadnt mastered this musical language 4 Rhythm and Blues (R&B) popular orientation: emphasized songs & dance music musical categories: bebop was a term created by musicians rhythm and blues was invented by music industry replaced race records category in late 1940s to set black music apart chiefly performed by and for African Americans smaller audience than swing, bigger than bebop 5...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course MUSIC 26AC taught by Professor Brinner during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Fall '07