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Class Notes Exam #1 - 1/10/12 Lecture: Mostly 50s and 60s...

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1/10/12 Lecture: Mostly 50s and 60s Evoke- time, place, feelings, emotions Form of media communication- evolving, parallel with technology, socio-cultural and globalization *For Test- mostly names, song titles, album titles, record breaking 1/12/12 Reading: Music- origins trace back to 1920’s, most influential and popular forms of music in American history Early Rock- mainstream, popular music, country and western, rhythm and blues Trends- rise of television, more experimental youth culture Radio, then TV where people could see images of Rock and Roll Against parents expectations of proper young adults Pre-rock and roll- “Tin Pan Alley” similar sound to people banging on tin pans Big band era- solo lead singer with attention towards the band Country and Western genre in the west Rhythm and Blues- 40’s and 50’s, doo-wop, black gospel music, twelve bar blues, African American singers, sexual references Electric guitar- 50’s, rebellious teens, mainstream Elvis- country and western and rhythm and blues, kids loved and parents hated Rock and roll crossed over to pop charts, most artists died Original rock and roll died in 1959- 5 years after its birth Lecture: Labor Pains- The origins of rock and roll music A song is born- 1948, integration of different music genres and instruments An art and a business- want to make money o The music industry- becomes a business force with the proliferation of the media in the age of baby boomers post-World war o Major Music Labels- investing heavily post WWII Columbia, Atlantic, Warner, EMI, Sony, Universal, consolidation o A threat to mainstream American culture, conservative values o Rebellious music o Fine art-expensive training vs. Folk art- low class, cheap o 1950’s no clear line between fine and folk art A showcase of technology o More slick, professional, production styles, album covers, music videos o Multi-tracking studio techniques, long-playing vinyl record, jukebox o Three basic instruments- defining instrument- solid body electric guitar , also bass, drums o Les Paul Tinkerer- multi-track recording technique, layers of instruments and vocal A linear, evolutionary process o Crossing generations, cultures
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o Never-ending process of influence “The Train Kept A-Rollin”- made famous by Aerosmith, preceded by The Yardbirds, DJ Alan Freed named it Rock and Roll to describe the music that he aired on his show o From Cleveland- Hall of fame located there o Blues o Jazz/Big Band, Swing o Hillbilly/Country Ragtime- early 1900 (piano rhythm) o Syncopated rhythm- authentic black style o Black innovation- white response o Scott Joplin- “Maple Leaf Rag” (1899) o Important in development of Blues and Jazz music
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course MMC 1702 taught by Professor Rickard during the Spring '10 term at University of Florida.

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Class Notes Exam #1 - 1/10/12 Lecture: Mostly 50s and 60s...

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