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What is Popular Music? Broad category
Not defined by a single musical style or characteristic
May overlap with or integrate folk/classical music
Commercial music; designed to have popular appeal.
Mass produced, mass distributed, mass marketed. Course Themes Multiple Streams of Music
◦ European-American Stream
◦ African-American Stream
◦ Latin-American Stream Centers and Peripheries ; Margins and the Mainstream The Music Business
• e.g. the shift from Tin Pan Alley to Rock + Roll, from selling sheet music to recorded
music Music and technology Music and society
◦ How does mucis shape and reflect our world?
◦ What does it tell us about a particular place/time?
◦ Listening Skills ...
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- Fall '11