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MUSIC 3040: History of American Rock 'n' Roll

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Rock 'n' Roll from the mid 1950s through the present, focusing on the development of rock styles from its roots in blues and folk music. Explores the various overlaps and cross-overs with other musical traditions including hip-hop, country, and pop. Expansion of listening experience through study of song forms, musical instruments of rock, and socio-political influences. Quizzes and examinations required. Ability to read or perform music not required. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)