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MUSGEN 2001 - From Elvis to YouTube II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Assumed Knowledge: Ability to play an instrument or read music is not required for this course
Incompatible: GENMUS 1001, GENMUS 2030, MUSGEN 1003, MUSPMACT 2611, MUSPMACT 2612, MUSST 1000A
Assessment: Exam 1 (25%), Essay (40%), Exam 2 (35%)

A survey of popular music of the Rock era. This course considers the stylistic, socio-cultural, economic, and technological aspects of popular music. Greatest attention is given to the stylistic evolution of popular music from the late 1950s (birth of Rock and Roll) through the end of the century (end of the ‘Golden Age of Recording’). Genres covered include Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Roll, Folk Rock, Country, The Beatles/British Invasion, Motown and Soul, Progressive Rock, Metal, Funk, Disco, Punk, Rap/Hip-Hop, Grunge, Alternative, Electronic Dance Music, Avant-Garde Rock and Mainstream Pop. The first part of the course looks at the precursors of Rock-era music including Anglo-American Folk and early Blues. The latter part of the course samples artists and styles in the digital era of the past two decades, with emphasis on the impact that changes in technology and business practices have had on both the creation and consumption of popular music.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13523 WR01 50 16 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 9am - 11am Hartley, 112, Concert Room
2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Madley, G02, Rehearsal Studio
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 9am - 11am Hartley, 112, Concert Room
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Madley, G02, Rehearsal Studio