R&R Notes Weeks 1-3

R&R Notes Weeks 1-3 - _ Rock and Roll In American Society _...

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Rock and Roll In American Society MUH 3023 Prof. David Rossow AL 229 (561) 297-1327 [email protected] ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Introduction – The Rock Music Image Controversy The Western Music Tradition The Definition of Rock Music Chart Positions Billboard The Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) The Four Themes The Popularity Arc ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Introduction – Elements of Music Musical form Rhythm and Meter Simple Verse Form Instrumentation Hook Sugar Sugar The Archies “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction Rolling Stones ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ The 1920s-1940s 1920s World War I “The Great War” Emergence of Jazz in America Economy 1930 - 26,000 businesses failed 1932 - 25% jobless rate Depression 1940s shaped by World War II American soldiers G.I. Bill ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
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Mainstream Pop Before 1955 National versus regional Roots of rock and roll Large-scale entertainment media Radio 1920: KDKA (Pittsburgh) and WWJ (Detroit) NBC – Part 1; Part 2; Part 3 1930s-1940s national network programming Target audience ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ The Rise of Radio Networks in the 1920s High power transmission (“Superstations”) Federally licensed frequencies Network shows broadcast in the 1930- 40s Radio plays and “soap operas” “The Guiding Light”, 1941 National network audience ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Television Introduced in the late 1940s Corporate money and interest shift RCA (Radio Corporation of America)
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R&R Notes Weeks 1-3 - _ Rock and Roll In American Society _...

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