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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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完成時間大約為15 小時

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Introduction

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Reading
1 video (Total 6 min), 6 readings
Video1 videos
Reading6 readings
General Overview10m
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Music Fundamentals10m
General Overview10m
About the Professor10m

2

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 108 min)
Video9 videos
Blues Rock British Based12m
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock12m
Progressive Rock12m
Jazz-Rock14m
Theatrical Rock12m
Singer-Songwriters10m
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters10m
Country Rock13m

3

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 91 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Sly Stone and the Rise of Funk11m
Motown in the 1970s13m
Philadelphia Sound11m
Blaxploitation Soundtracks12m
James Brown George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic9m
The Rise of Reggae8m
Disco18m
Quiz1 practice exercises
The Growing Rock Monster (1970-77) and Black Pop, Reggae, and the Rise of Disco (1970-79)0m

4

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 104 min)
Video9 videos
Mainstream Rock 1975–8013m
Continuities13m
Leaner Prog, Louder Singer-Songwriters16m
US Punk 1967-7513m
UK Punk 1974-7710m
American New Wave 1977-8012m
British New Wave 1977-809m
Summarizing the 1970s6m

5

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

I Want My MTV (1980-89)

MTV emerges from a developing cable television industry. Michael Jackson and Thriller. The rise of Madonna, Prince, and Janet Jackson. Does MTV make music more visual than aural? Mainstream rockers continue thrive. [Read Chapter 11 and work through listening guides and dedicated video.]...
Reading
8 videos (Total 100 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
The Rise of MTV Part Two9m
Michael Jackson and Madonna16m
Prince and Janet Jackson15m
MTV Success Stories11m
New Traditionalists and New Wave13m
New Acts Old Styles and Blue-Eyed Soul8m
Dinosaurs Adapt and Thrive12m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Mainstream Rock, Punk, and New Wave (1975-79) and I Want My MTV (1980-89)0m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Heavy Metal, Rap, and Indie Rock (1980-89)

Developing out of underground scenes of the late 1970s, heavy metal and hip hop become important mainstream styles in the late 1980s, aided by exposure on MTV. The rock reaction against rap. [Read Chapter 12 and work through listening guides and dedicated video.]...
Reading
9 videos (Total 105 min)
Video9 videos
Heavy Metal Grows15m
Heavy Metal Hits the Big Time9m
Metal Ambition11m
The Roots of Rap13m
Rap Crosses Over10m
CNN for Black People14m
Punk Goes Hardcore11m
Indie Rock Underground12m

7

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Alternative Rock, Rock Alternatives, and Widening Gaps (the 1990s)

The growth of "classic rock" and the development of the history-of-rock awareness. A survey of artists as they relate to earlier trends in the history of rock, including teen idols, hip-hop, 60s-influenced rock, female singer-songwriters, dance music, indie rock, and heavy metal. [Read Chapters 13 and 14 and work through listening guides and dedicated video.]...
Reading
10 videos (Total 117 min), 1 quiz
Video10 videos
The Rise of Alternative14m
Indie Rock14m
Metal and Alternative Extensions12m
Hip-Hop in the 1990s12m
Classic Rock13m
New Rock Traditions10m
Female Singer-Songwriters12m
Teen Idols11m
Electronic Dance Music – Conclusion11m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Heavy Metal, Rap, and the Rise of Alternative Rock (1980-89) and Widening Gaps (the 1990s)20m
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Top Reviews

By 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)

By 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.

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John Covach

Professor of Music and Director

About 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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