Jul 30, 2021  
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MUSC 1153 - American Popular Music (H)

This course is a survey of the history and development of the various styles of popular music that have originated in the United States since the middle of the 19th century. Emphasis is on understanding the basic elements of popular music, song types, and the technological, ethnic, cultural, social, and political forces that have shaped the various types of popular music. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles from minstrel song, to Tin Pan Alley, the blues, Jazz, Rock, Country, R&B, to the most recent developments of the 21st century. No previous musical experience necessary.



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