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Focus Questions Garofalo_1 - Ethan Rosenblum MUET200-0112...

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Ethan Rosenblum MUET200-0112 Boden Sandstrom Elizabeth Goldman September 28, 2009 Unit I, Section B: My Music and Identity Readings: Garofalo Getting Back to Business: Popular Music in the New Millennium” Focus Questions : 1. How did the events of 9/11 and the subsequent conflicts affect guitar-based rock’s popularity? What underlying social factors contributed to this shift? For starters, it was almost as if the sound of loud rock bands offered some reassurance that the nation was moving toward some kind of normalcy. There was a change in tenor in the music scene. Some commentators said that rock was filling a void in the nation. The country was at war and many mainstream fans found comfort in the familiar sounds of guitar based rock. 2. What ways have popular female singer-songwriters (i.e., Alicia Keys, Nora Jones, Pink) challenged common gender scripts? What ways have they promoted them? Many female singer-songwriters are very attractive as well as serious artists,
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