ps TA Rob said basically just know what each chapters about at least and especially the last
Still - we should know about all of them. There will be questions on the chapters, Im sure. D:
History of Rock
Study Guide for Test Three
Based on the la
The 1960s cont.: Brill building, Girl Groups, The rise of The producer
Weve discussed the difference between artists and entertainer is there a
difference between artist and performer
What the relationship between business and art dose one always interfer
Motown and soul
Discussion- in your mind is certain music appropriate or inappropriate for
certain contexts. Is there music that sacred to you?
African-American worship music derived from oral traditions, Christian hymnals,
and original publication
Soul cont. Funk
People often throw around works like: raw gritty, earthy, edgy, rough in reference
to music. How would you define these? Does it always directly refer to actual
Soul/R&B scenes and styles in the 1960s
The New York /brill bui
Are certain labels/categories simultaneously embraced and rejected by fans of
the things they are meant to contain?
Psychedelia in review: key changes in rock music, 1966-69
Focus on creating albums that provide a musically provocative listening
Soul in the 70s, Funk
Funk is a term that jazz and R&B musician for decades to refer to a strong groove
that people could cork up a sweet to
Also had connotation of raspier rougher timbre, or vowel modulated sound
honking growling wah-wah affects on horns
What has been the impetus for the expectation that a true musical artist should
write his or her own songs? Is that expectation still prevalent today?
Today we will
Americana, Latin, country, and southern
Rock developments into the 1970s
Americana, country rock, southern, latin
Roots rock/Americana/country rock
Progressive rock/art rock
What is progressive rock
Rock music that deliberately incorporates elements of art music and/or seeks
attain the level of artistic weight/prestige/respect of art music
Longer, more complicated forms, more emphasis on composition
Rock and counterculture 2
San Francisco, London, Los Angeles.
How mush does scene affect our perception of music? The venue, the
surrounding environment, culture and type of people
Hippies, freaks, Squares
Freaking out is a process whereby an individ
- Four key trends to note:
o The U.S. blues revival: Canned Heat; Paul Butterfield; Janis Joplin
Canned Heat came out of Los Angeles, played at Woodstock
Janis Joplin came out Texas; influenced by African-American blues (like Bessie
- Songs such as Honey Pie that hark back to earlier pop styles.
- Martha My Dear has a music hall ambience to it.
- Rocky Raccoon evokes images of the story telling ballads of the American West.
- You also get Ringos C&W Dont Pass Me By along
Blue denotes artist names.
Red denotes important song titles.
- Two of the most important twentieth century trends in twentieth century art music were
minimalism and the organization of sound not traditionally used in music. Both of th
Red indicates song titles.
Blue indicates artist names.
- Displays Indian influence in the use of extensive drone-based sections of the song. The lyric
begins by announcing the end of a relationship, but then presents surreal images centering on
MUS 307 SPRING 2015 1
MUS 307: History of Rock Unit 2
(Please note: not all of the information on your test is included here; this is NOT an exhaustive review). Reading as assigned.
Thatll Be the Day (new s
MUS 307: History of Rock Unit 3 Review
*The exam may contain topics that are not on this review*
The Who My Generation, Tommy [Progressive/Art Rock]
The Doors Break On Through [Art Rock; infusion of dramatic element in
Rock and counterculture 3
How much does an artists biography and/or the myth surrounding them affect
our perceptions of their music?
Monterey pop festival
June 1967 summer of love
Modeled on established Monterey Jazz Festival
Glam rock/theatrical rock
What do you expect to see and hear when you go to see your favorite performer?
Is it just enough for them to play your favorite songs well or is there more to it
than that? Is music really just an aural art form?
What is Glam
Key cultural terms
Cultural construction: something that is not an empirical reality but is something
that is assumed to be natural, real or true because of established usage or
promotion by those in power. How we perceive many things, music included is
Rock and roll
Naming the genre
Rockin and rollin was slang for sex, but could also refer to dancing alluded to in
earlier R&B and jazz songs.
In May 1951, doo-wop group Billy Ward and the dominoes released sixty minute
man, which Freed played on his radio
Jazz, big bands, crooners
Critics often refer to it as Americas classical music and as the only true American
Basic time line
1910 to mid 1940s: jazz styles for dance music, huge mainstream popularity
1950 to present: new jazz styles increas
Tin pan alley, the early music industry, music technology
What is the relationship between music and the medium through which is
What drives new developments in popular music?
What is Tin Pan Alley.
A place= the district in Manhattan where th
Where do we get our notions of what is authentic? Particularly when we
observe and consume cultures other than our own? What stereotypes or
assumptions do we still encounter and deal with in this day and age?
Minstrelsy (minstrel show
What other styles of music are tightly associated with a non-musical activity
Whats the relationship between music and subcultures? Does one define the
other of vice versa?
Surfing in California
Surfing communities across California
Many features found in African-American folk traditions and the popular styles
that derived from them can be traced to African origins
Call and response found n slave work songs, field hollers, and spirituals: set of
two phrases wh
Race music hillbilly music, new marketing categories
Early popular music
Blackface minstrel shows vaudevillethe Tin Pan AlleyBroadway revue
Capitalism and popular tastes
Frankfurt school-neo Marxist school of philosophy and social theory,
-Elvis and rockabilly
Elvis Presley and the creation of rockabilly
1st artist to draw serious attention from major record labels
1st to have his on all 3 charts
I always said that if I could find a white man who had the Negro
Country & western music
The significance of Blues and Country to rock?
Weve seen how genres are used as marketing tools
Weve seen how genre works to create or reinforce ideas of cultural separation
But at the same time, how new technologies e.g. re
The British Invasion Part 1
What does it mean to be innovative?
Why does it matter?
What other example are there in other fields of such extreme commercial success
with similarly high artistic respect?
Is there anybody eve