2-07-06 - Country, Western, Rise of Rock

2-07-06 - Country, Western, Rise of Rock - Country,...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Country, Western, Rise of Rock 2/7/06 1) a) Background i) Origins in folk songs of white rural Appalachian and southern folk songs ii) Cross pollination with African-American blues traditions iii) Incorporated novelty musical effects such as German yodel and Hawaiian guitars iv) Hawaiian guitars adapted and became pedal-steel guitars v) Sliding quality has affinity with blues note-bending and bottleneck styles b) Sound i) 8-bar musical periods; usually verse-chorus forms with an instrumental break ii) Crisp uniform beat with even subdivisions iii) No drums; rhythmic drive provided by bass player iv) Slapping bass (slap back): hitting the neck to make a percussive sound v) Rhythmic emphasis on beats 1 and 3 articulated by 2-beat bass pattern vi) vii) Smooth but nasal vocal quality, sometimes incorporating a sob-like break in the voice viii)Clean, undistorted guitar sound; sometimes finger-picking patterns from solo banjo techniques 2) Review a) Blues Contributions to Rock and Roll
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

2-07-06 - Country, Western, Rise of Rock - Country,...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online