1 - Intro to Class - 1- Introduction What is Popular Music?...

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Unformatted text preview: 1- Introduction 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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