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Chapter 40: Rock
Music of Rebellion Rhythm and Blues
Style Twelvebar blues chord progression Quadruple meter, strong steady beat
Shouting style Originally created and played by black musicians Rock ‘n’ roll Term coined by Alan Freed (19211965) Alternative name for rhythm and blues Disseminated through radio broadcasts Elvis First great exponent of this style Combined black and white musical traditions 149 hit songs Over 30 movie roles The Beatles (19601970) Realized the full economic potential of teen music Created original sounds Composed in new styles First modern music video Developed the “concept album” Changed the world of popular music British Invasion (late 1960s) Infused popular music with a harder edge
Inspired by older blues singers
Added the electric guitar Often included long instrumental improvisations Jimi Hendrix (19421970) Most original, influential rock guitarist
Wide harmonic vocabulary
Varied songwriting style Expanded the range and timbre of the amplified guitar Punk Rock (mid 1970s) Selfdestructive and nihilistic Alternative to disco and arena rock Crudely amplified sound, driving rhythm, simple harmony
The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and The Clash Grunge (mid 1990s) Dark and introspective Recreated rocks raw essence
Kurt Cobain and Nirvana Rap Emerged from the South Bronx (late 1970s)
Associated with hiphop culture
Initial sources of influence
Funk Disco Black preaching tradition ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2012 for the course MUS 1751 taught by Professor Harris during the Summer '08 term at LSU.
- Summer '08