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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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Recommandé : 12-24 hours of videos and quizzes

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English

Sous-titres : English

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1

Section
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1 heure pour terminer

Introduction

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Reading
1 vidéo (Total 6 min), 6 lectures
Video1 vidéo
Intro5 min
Reading6 lectures
General Overview10 min
Syllabus10 min
Grading and Logistics10 min
Music Fundamentals10 min
General Overview10 min
About the Professor10 min

2

Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

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.]...
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 108 min)
Video9 vidéos
Blues Rock British Based12 min
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock12 min
Progressive Rock12 min
Jazz-Rock14 min
Theatrical Rock12 min
Singer-Songwriters10 min
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters10 min
Country Rock13 min

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3 heures pour terminer

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.] ...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 91 min), 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Sly Stone and the Rise of Funk11 min
Motown in the 1970s13 min
Philadelphia Sound11 min
Blaxploitation Soundtracks12 min
James Brown George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic9 min
The Rise of Reggae8 min
Disco18 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The Growing Rock Monster (1970-77) and Black Pop, Reggae, and the Rise of Disco (1970-79) min

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Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

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.] ...
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 104 min)
Video9 vidéos
Mainstream Rock 1975–8013 min
Continuities13 min
Leaner Prog, Louder Singer-Songwriters16 min
US Punk 1967-7513 min
UK Punk 1974-7710 min
American New Wave 1977-8012 min
British New Wave 1977-809 min
Summarizing the 1970s6 min
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par 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)

par 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.

Enseignant

John Covach

Professor of Music and Director
Institute for Popular Music

À propos 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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