2. Technology, the Dawn of Modern Popular Music, and the King of Jazz According to Whiteman, what were some of the difficulties created by early sound recording technology? for years before we began to record, it had been necessary for almost all recordin
March 2nd 2010 Dylan - folk music- invents idea as artist - Was a spokesperson for the people, speaking about certain issues and attests this idea and wanted to be an artist, so develops into folk rock Folk music and folk rock- difference - Electric guita
MUAR 393:Listening Assignment #1 Dave Laing
Michael Roskies (260193197) February 18th, 2008
On February 13th, 2008, I entered the House of Jazz on Aylmer with the intention of seeing my first-ever jazz performance, but instead left having experienc
Readings for Pop Music- Post Midterm:
Chapter 50- Where Did the Sixties Go?
- In the late 1960s, early 1970s, supposedly the monolithic
counterculture divided into an assemblage of genres.
- Middle-class, college-educated listeners were drawn towards
R&B and Rocknroll
Independent Record Labels
Artists dont have expertise, independent record labels follow the major record labels
Transition music from Race music to R&B
Race music maps on music produced by and marketed to black people
On popular music:
The Musical Material
The two spheres of music
Popular music characterized by its difference from serious music.
Usually difference seen as difference of levels, completely independent of one another.
Clarification must be done: translate
Class 3: Hillbilly Music and Race Music
Hillbilly and Race music: early 20th century generic terms used by trade
magazines (like Billboard and Variety)
Hillbilly music because listeners and performers were lower class white
Race music listener
Karine Salibi Self-Assessment week 1.
Hi Hannah! I was also struggling to find a specific artist that represent authenticity, but I completely
agree with you! I think that musical theatre is definitely a form that should be considered an example of
Big Band and Swing
Most popular music in 1935-45
Instrumentation: rhythm section (drums, bass, guitar, piano) + horn section (trumpet,
Often played big band arrangements of TPA songs
Money came from residencies at large venues (hote
Tin Pan Alley, Big Band Swing
Jobs important in song producing
-producers, agents, record label, songwriter, publicists, performers
idea of distribution of labor, which ones are the most important
Tin Pan Alley:
-A place: an alley in nyc where a lot of bu
Self Assessment Week 3
1. Hey Sarah!
Great question! I also think that music festivals have lost a bit of their authenticity to commercialism. As
other students have responded in this thread, nowadays music festivals are more interested in selling
Soul, Funk 16/05/17
How does music come to express ideas about racial ideas and belonging?
Atlantic records (Ruth Brown) independent record label, large national distribution,
pair up with smaller independent records. Smaller communities (
Singer, song-writer 17/05/17
authentic biography, self-authorship, simple instrumentation. Technical skills not that
important/values. Kind of like folk music, anybody can pick up the guitar and start singing.
Musical ft are the same but content changes,
Glam Rock, Disco 18/05/17
Do the strand love Roxy Music
How does this represent pure expression of pure art?
Focus on fashion, dramatic, theatricality, adopting persona, visual signifiers of
persona (clothing), lack of congruity in lyrics.
Does it have emotional content? (happy, sad, energetic, somber, funky etc)
How does it do that? Through instrumentation, vocal, tempo, emphasizing particular fq
range (more bass), space (sounds far away)
1. Happy sound, tempo is quite quick, beat
C. Dolores Tucker in 1994 (US senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gangsta rap):
o Children such as these, our most neglected population, will become a social time
bomb in our midst. Being coaxed by gangster rap, they will trigger a crime wav
Final Notes (Midterm Notes Below)
Notes on music: Forms, Genres, Composition Dates, Fun Facts etc.
1. James Brown - "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" (1965)
2. Sly and the Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (1970)
Bessie Smith St Louis Blues
St Louis Blues was originally written by William Christopher Handy in 1914 at a time where few
African-American songwriters had begun publishing. Although the song is considered a
benchmark in the history of the Blues music gen
Kraft Commercial Your Song
This advert by Kraft uses lyrics, music and visuals to exploit the audiences emotions and create
an advert that feels both homely and authentic. It uses an excerpt from your song by Ellie
Goulding, a cover of the classic by Elto
Tin Pan Alley:
Collection of songwriters who dominated popular music in the US in the late 19 th to early
Irving Berlin a major figure (lyricist and song writer)
Bought in sheet music
o Sheet music vendors (people would play sh
Papas Got a Brand New Bag, released in 1965 by The godfather of soul, James Brown is
widely considered the most important and influential song of his career. With two musical
techniques that were highly uncommon at the time, this songs rhythmic and struct
Race Music, The Blues
1920s, first use of Radio to broadcast commercial music
o 1928 NBC develops a coast to coast network
o It allowed content to be broadcast nationally
Brought the same performance worldwide, so developed popular culture
American listeners viewed Britain as a secondary force in popular music
o Formed in 1957 as a skiffle group called The Quarry Men
o Moved on to play RNR as the popularity of skiffle waned
o 1960-62: Hone their performance chops pl
The Folk Revival
Wrote original songs based on traditional tunes
o This was common for folk singers
Often reworked songs with lyrics that detailed social injustice
Lyrics were pro labor/ pro working class
The Almanac Brothers
Rock and Roll
Elvis vs Chuck Berry/little Richard Elvis wild, but was white as opposed to little Richard
who deep down had sexual lyrics but had to hide this through his actions.
The end of RNR?
o By the end of the 1950s:
Chuck Berry is in tro
TV COMMERCIAL PROJECT
MUAR-392: POPULAR MUSIC AFTER 1945
This assignment is worth 10% of your grade and is due on September 27th before class.
Your assignment should be submitted on MyCourses as a Word document (.doc
or .docx). Please do not sub
BRING PEN TO MIDTERM
Roots of R&B
- Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson - Roll em, Pete (1938) [boogie woogie]
- Expressive, melismatic vocal technique
- Use of vocal harmonies
- Rhythm/tempo should be driving, such as in the song Golden Gate Gospel Train,
White popular music had become a blanc mass-mediated version of more immediate
original black styles, while black styles and values had provided inspiration to the more hip
western dance forms control body movements and sexual
Professor Minette Haddon
March 20th, 2015
Ariana Grande Concert Review
Drowned in a herd of preteen girls was not how I expected to spend my Thursday evening.
Nonetheless, there I was, at Quicken Loans Arena, making my way