Summer 2017 Off Campus Music Course Descriptions

Music 3200 - History of Rock & Roll: 1968-1990

***NOTE: This course is being offered on the CALGARY campus!!!***

Rock 1968-present

This course begins in the cultural turmoil of the late 1960s. Rock had shed its corporate image in the early 60s when the British Invasion landed in America and by 1966, Timothy Leary’s “Tune in, Turn on, Drop out” aesthetic saw rock play a leading role in counter-culture. The proliferation of rock styles in the late 60s, from folk rock to early metal, laid out in a broad sense the paths that rock would follow for the rest of the century. We will begin with perhaps the greatest rock generation in history: Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, King Crimson, Frank Zappa and many more. We will follow the develop of rock through the 70s, looking at progressive rock, heavy metal, stadium rock and seeing how rock survived the disco era. In the 80s and beyond, we will study a dizzying variety of rock, hard rock, hair metal, thrash metal and death metal bands. We will also explore the music business and its role in shaping both what was actually produced and what was commercially available to hear. We will consider how technology has fundamentally changed the way in which we listen. We will also explore a series of critical issues that must be addressed, including how rock relates to race, gender, sexuality, virtuosity, performativity and violence.

Prerequisite: 15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours) - as per calendar

NOTE: Not counted in the 16-course Arts & Science major or the core courses in the B.Mus. degree.

NOTE: Students with credit in Music 2850 (History of Rock & Roll), 2850 (3850) (Popular Music in the 20th Century) or 3010 cannot receive credit for the same offering in the Music 3200 series.

NOTE: Credit is not allowed for MUSI 3200 – History of Rock and Roll, and either of MUSI 3200 - History of Rock and Roll: 1948-1970 or MUSI 3200 – History of Rock and Roll: 1968-1990.