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This course, part 2 of a 2-course sequence, examines the history of rock, primarily as it unfolded in the United States, from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. This course covers the music of Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers, Carole King, Bob Marley, the Sex Pistols, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Metallica, Run-DMC, and Nirvana, and many more artists, with an emphasis both on cultural context and on the music itself. We will also explore how developments in the music business and in technology helped shape the ways in which styles developed. Emerging out of the experimental and ambitious years of late-60s psychedelia, rock splintered into a variety of styles in the 1970s as the music business continued to expand. By the end of the decade, punk and disco had challenged the excesses of the hippie aesthetic, as rock became more commercially streamlined and radio friendly. The emergence and rise of MTV transformed pop music and propelled the careers of Michael jackson and Madonna, while heavy metal and hip hop dominated the late 1980s. Nirvana leads alt-rock's return to simplicity in the early 1990s....
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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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Introduction

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1 video (Total: 6 min), 6 readings
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Reading6 lecturas
General Overview10m
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Music Fundamentals10m
General Overview10m
About the Professor10m

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2 horas para completar

The Growing Rock Monster (1970-77)

A series of styles continue to develop the combinations of late-1960s psychedelia: blues-rock, southern rock, progressive rock, jazz-rock, theatrical rock, country rock, and singer-songwriters. Rock becomes increasingly ambitious. [Read Chapter 8 and work through listening guides for that chapter, viewing dedicated video.]...
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9 videos (Total: 108 min)
Video9 videos
Blues Rock British Based12m
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock12m
Progressive Rock12m
Jazz-Rock14m
Theatrical Rock12m
Singer-Songwriters10m
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters10m
Country Rock13m

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3 horas para completar

Black Pop, Reggae, and the Rise of Disco (1970-79)

Moving along a parallel but mostly separate path, black pop develops with the help of James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone. Motown continues, the rise of funk and Blaxploitation films. Bob Marley and reggae. The emergence of disco the reaction of rock fans. [Read Chapter 9 and work through listening guides for that chapter, viewing dedicated video.] ...
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8 videos (Total: 91 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Sly Stone and the Rise of Funk11m
Motown in the 1970s13m
Philadelphia Sound11m
Blaxploitation Soundtracks12m
James Brown George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic9m
The Rise of Reggae8m
Disco18m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
The Growing Rock Monster (1970-77) and Black Pop, Reggae, and the Rise of Disco (1970-79)m

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2 horas para completar

Mainstream Rock, Punk, and New Wave (1975-79)

Rock style from the early 70s are streamlined and labeled corporate rock, as the music business expands even further. The mega-album. Punk reacts with a return to simplicity. New wave develops the punk attitude. [Read Chapter 10 and work through listening guides and dedicated video.] ...
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9 videos (Total: 104 min)
Video9 videos
Mainstream Rock 1975–8013m
Continuities13m
Leaner Prog, Louder Singer-Songwriters16m
US Punk 1967-7513m
UK Punk 1974-7710m
American New Wave 1977-8012m
British New Wave 1977-809m
Summarizing the 1970s6m
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por MMSep 24th 2017

Excelent. Actually now is more fun to read about musicans (recently Iggy Pop & Black Sabbath) because context is better understood. (A bit weird that Tom Waits is not even mentioned)

por NBNov 1st 2015

John Covach's lectures are clear and well-thought out, and he does a good job of fielding the "fan mentality" that so often plagues other rock history and music history courses.

Instructor

John Covach

Professor of Music and Director
Institute for Popular Music

Acerca de University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by its Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery....

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