Rock Music and Culture History of Rock music and how cultural, social, political, and economic conditions

have shaped its evolution. Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 4-27-1999 MHL153 1999 Fall – 2001 Summer II Rock Music and Culture History of Rock music and how cultural, social, political, and economic conditions have shaped its evolution. Prerequisites: None. LEC 3.0 Credit(s) 3.0 Period(s) 3.0 Load Acad

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies: MHL153 1999 Fall – 2001 Rock Music and Culture Summer II 1. Describe and interrelate the origins and elements of Rock music and culture, including musical components and comparisons with other popular musical forms. (I) 2. Explain why white youth in the mid-1950's adopted Black rhythm and blues as the music of their generation, and identify the appropriate musical structures and nuances. (II) 3. Identify and describe the psychological stages of personal development in Rock 'n' Roll in the mid-to-late 1950's, through the recordings and personalities of the "Golden Age" of Rock. (III) 4. Describe the psychological and musical characteristics of the emerging Rock culture from the late 1950's to early 1960's. (IV) 5. Describe the conflicts and tensions between the Rock Generation and the Established society surrounding and controlling them in the early 1960's. (V) 6. Describe the various "escapist" maneuvers by mid-1960's youth as a means of dealing with the competitive crises of modern urban life, including appropriate artists and recordings. (VI) 7. Describe how class and generational conflicts in British society affected Rock music and culture in the mid-1960's. (VII) 8. Explain the growing radicalism and vulgarity of Rock culture in the

Explicate the shift in the mid-1960's Rock culture towards arrogant relativism. (XIV) 15. (XV) 16. and economic aspects of Rock music and culture in the late 1970's to early 1980's. Project the trends of Rock 'n' Roll through the 1990's and review the impact of Rock music and culture on American civilization. and identify musical and literary defenses for this subculture. (IX) 10. (XVI) Go to Description Go to top of Competencies MCCCD Official Course Outline: MHL153 1999 Fall – 2001 Rock Music and Culture Summer II I. including arguments pro and con. describe the growing critical concern over corruption in the culture of Rock 'n' Roll. and relate the various Establishment responses. Explain the extreme radicalism of Rock culture in the late 1960's to early 1970's in relationship to the climax of the Viet Nam War Period. (XIII) 14. Basic Musicology . through representative artists and recordings. (XI) 12. Explain the rise and fall of the Pub/Punk Rock protest movements in relation to the artistic.mid-1960's. (VIII) 9. including musical and behavioral evidence of value conflict. and guilt free use of drugs. idealistic. Compare and contrast the increasing hostility between the Rock and Establishment cultures in the mid-to-late 1960's. American Popular Culture and Western Civilization B. political radicalism. and identify American artists and recordings representative of those trends. Origins and Elements A. Analyze the eclectic Eighties in Rock music. Organizational Methods and Critical Principles C. Depict the events which led to the "sell-out" Seventies and the making of the "Me Generation". Describe what is meant by the pendulum of aesthetic and commercial protest in Rock music and culture in the mid-to-late 1970's. (XII) 13. including musical and political protests. (X) 11. including musical and political examples.

The Psycho-Biology of Human Musical Responsivity E.S. Musical History of Black Blues 1. Mid-to-Late 1950's (Conclusion) A. Black R & B 2. Northern urban Black Electrified Blues C. Psycho-Historical Theories 1. The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll F. Slides.1. Slides. Vertical component D. Rock music and culture H. Historical and Representative Recordings. Differences Between Rock 'n' Roll and Jazz G. U. Mid-1950's (Begin) A. Psychological Stages of Development . Racial history B. Emergence of the Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll 1. and Musical Demonstrations II. and Musical Demonstrations III. White Culture Co-Opts Black Culture F. Historical Recordings. Popular culture 2. culture 2. Horizontal component 2. Rock Music and Culture Commercially Exploited E. Rock Becomes the Music of the Baby Boomer Generation D.

Human developmental 3. Personality of Emerging Rock Culture 1. Dreamy adolescence exploited . Black roots 2. Rock music and culture B. Personal 2. Rock as big business 3. Conflicts Over Rock Music 1. Historical and Representative Recordings. Psycho-sexual 2. Importance of American Historical Traditions to Rock 1. Late 1950's to Early 1960's (Begin) A. Stereotypical racial C. "Why Elvis?" .Timing and Need in History C.1. Generational 3. White Pioneer E. Teen disposable income 2. Group (Narcissism and "Entitlement") B. Continuing Commercialization of Rock 1. Class 4. Exemplified by Elvis Presley 2. Slides. and Musical Demonstrations IV. Early History of Rock 'n' Roll D.

White Rock entrepreneurs 2. Organized Crime and the Business of Rock E. Further Dilution of Black Elements in Rock 1. Slides.) F.O. Celebrity Craze Continues G. Early 1960's (Conclusion) A. Early Mid-1960's A. Normal youth protest . Slides. Payola 2. Career tampering D. The Crime Continues 1. Representative Recordings. and Musical Demonstrations VI.D. Conflicts 1. Rock generation growing older 2. More discriminating real Rock tastes B. Traditional "Escapist" Aspects B. Rock Recovers from White Blanching 1. and Musical Demonstrations V.R. Representative Recordings. Rock as the idealistic music of youth C. Rock as show biz for big bucks 2. The Cult of Youth Emerges C. Pallid Pop-Rock (M. Rock and Folk Rock As a Medium 1.

Adulthood deferred for narcissistic hedonism 2. Total commercial packaging D. Rock Culture Enters Late Adolescence 1. Slides. Fixated adolescence 2. Representative Recordings. Cleaned up by Brian Epstein 2. Protests Among British Youth 1. Slides. and Musical Demonstrations VII. Culture Becomes Intentionally Vulgar 1. The Beatles 1. Restrained upper class "Mods" 2.2. Mid-1960's (Continued) A. Representative Recordings. Aggressive lower class "Rockers" C. Social Unrest in British Society 1. and Musical Demonstrations . Reaction to the "Rat Race" D. Rock Culture is Now Self-Sustaining D. Traditional class differences B. Increasing radical social and political protest through Rock music and lyrics B. Mid-1960's (British) A. Entrepreneurs discover that sex and protest sell C. The Bulge 2. Slides. and Musical Demonstrations VIII. Representative Recordings.

Permissive philosophy and extended period of schooling 2. older Rock audience . Emergence of Art Rock 1. Socially coherent 5. and musicality 3. The New Psychedelic Drug Culture is Commercially Exploited F. Beginning decline in educational and academic standards and achievements D. Financially successful 3. Mid-to-Late 1960's A. Political mechanism for protest B. Extended forms. Shared and sustained by Baby Boomers and Beatniks 2. Drug culture B. Passive Withdrawal from Competitive Rat Race 1. Whole Hippie/Beatnik syndrome 2. themes. Representative Recordings. Rock Culture Firmly Rooted 1. Mid-1960's (Conclusion) A. More sophisticated. Psychologically gratifying 4. better Rock musicians bored 2. Serious Drug Culture Begins E. Moral Relativism Becomes Pervasive C. Slides.IX. Great Post WW II Education Boom Begins 1. and Musical Demonstrations X. Older.

All Radical Movements Catalized by the Viet Nam War D. Academic standards diluted if not disgraced C. Early to Mid-1970's A. The "Me Generation" Emerges 1. Relativism Reaches Its Peak 1. Representative Recordings. Increasingly rigid and hostile Establishment culture D. Passive Resistance Becomes Active 1. Rock culture growing older but not really growing up 2. Viet Nam War winds down 2. and material prosperity C. security. Ideal of quasi communalism proclaimed B. Civil Rights Movements Erupts E. Protest movements peaked out B. Mostly white student radicals in academic setting 2. "Participatory democracy" and curricular relevance run wild 2. Slides. Representative Recordings. Two Cultures Conflict 1. Concern for good jobs. Indifference towards protest 2. "Radical Sixties" Subside 1. Rock Music Goes Big Time . and Musical Demonstrations XII. and Musical Demonstrations XI. Late 1960's to Early 1970's A.C. Slides.

Gross Aggressive Punk Protest D. Anti-Rock establishment (Superstars) 2. Baby Boomers Beginning to Age 1.1. Yuppies elite minority 2. Celebrities preempt artistic concerns of Rock culture D. Representative Recordings. and Musical Demonstrations XIV. Older established government and society B. Rock culture pervasively sensate F. Pub/Punk Protest Commercially Exploited E. Representative Recordings. Cult of Celebrity and Corruption of Art Continues H. Rise and Displacement of Robotic Disco by Country and Western F. Rock Music Struggles with and for Artistic Integrity 1. The Pub/Punk Rock protest movements begin G. Late 1970's to Early 1980's . Passive Pub Protest Against Big Time Rock 'n' Roll C. Downward mobile majority 3. Mid-to-Late 1970's A. and Musical Demonstrations XIII. Slides. The Pendulum of Protest Swings Back Toward Anti-Establishment Activism 1. As show business 2. Slides. Women's Lib Movement Emerges E. Fusion 2.

Very little money reaches the poor and needy D. and Psycho-Sexual Aberrations 1.A. Mixture of a wide variety of styles 2. Rock superstars become "good cause" activists 2. Eviscerated Punk Becomes Fashionable ("New Wave") C. "The Eclectic Eighties" 1. Representative Recordings. Artistic sell-out by big time Rock 2. Violence. and Musical Demonstrations XVI. Rock Videos Save the Rock Recording Industry E. and Musical Demonstrations XV. including censorship 2. Beginning of Rock Altruism 1. Slides. Gathering Alarm about Increasing Vulgarity. Nostalgia for the roots of Rock 'n' Roll (Black R & B) B. Poor people and Rockers left behind B. Representative Recordings. Mid-to-Late 1980's A. Slides. Serious Pub/Punk Protest Compromised 1. Impact of Rock Music and Culture on American Civilization . Late 1980's to the 21st Century A. Numerous super charity concerts staged 3. Amazing high technology 3. Mounting counter counter-culture movement by Establishment academics and intellectuals. Beginnings of an organized defense of Rock music and culture C.

Rock as a cause for serious cultural change 2. Broadband (Cable. DSL. Long range "lessons of history" 2. Was--is--Rock a passing fad or a true force for cultural change? D. Students must have their own Internet Service Provider. Rock as a symptom of deeper causes of a crisis in Western civilization B. The student should be proficient in the following:      using a web browser sending and receiving email using a word processing program sending attachments via email (in Word or other formats) downloading software and/or documents . Slides. Projective Recordings. or may access the courses by using the Campus Computer Lab. or Wireless) strongly recommended. Check the specific requirements for the online class you intend to take. Projections into the 1990's and beyond C. Arguments For and Against Rock Music and Culture Reviewed and Balanced 1.1. Unique aspects of American popular culture as exemplified by Rock 'n' Roll 3. and Musical Demonstrations Go to Description Go to top of Competencies Go to top of Outline Technical Requirements The "Recommended Requirements" for Online Courses are meant to serve as a guideline for what is acceptable to access most online courses using technology. Student Technical Requirements All online courses require access to the Internet.

SVGA Graphics 800 x 600 resolution or higher AGP. or Integrated Video card with minimum 32MB Graphics Memory 56kbps modem CD-ROM.11 b/g) CD-R/W. or USB mass-storage device 20 GB Hard Drive Minimum Recommended Macintosh Requirements    Desktop or Laptop with G4 500 MHz processor or faster Macintosh OS 9 or newer operating system 512MB RAM .0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better Macintosh OS X 10. 3.5 (Leopard) 1 gigabyte RAM (memory) minimum LCD Monitor SVGA Graphics 1280 x 1024 resolution or higher PCIe Video card with minimum 128 MB Graphics Memory Ethernet (100 Mbps) and/or wireless (802.11 b/g) CD-R/W.SVGA Graphics 1024x768 resolution or higher PCIe Video card with minimum 128 MB Graphics Memory Ethernet (100 Mbps) and/or wireless (802. Zip.0 GHz Pentium 4 processor or Laptop with 1.4 GHz Celeron processor Windows 2000 Operating System or higher 512MB RAM – 10/100 Network Card CRT or LCD Monitor .5” Floppy. PCI. DVD-R/W or USB mass-storage device 80 GB SATA or larger hard drive Sound card and speakers Recommended Macintosh Hardware Requirements          Desktop or Laptop with 2. DVD-R/W or USB mass-storage device 160 GB SATA or larger hard drive Sound card and speakers If you already have a computer: Minimum Recommended PC Requirements         Desktop with 2.If you are buying a new computer: Recommended PC Hardware Requirements          Desktop or Laptop with multi-core processor Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista Operating System 1 gigabyte RAM (memory) minimum LCD Monitor .

there are a few settings in the new browser to be aware of.7 Firefox 1.5 or higher MAC Internet Explorer 5 Safari 1.    56kbps modem . much like the popup blocker.) This slider should be set no higher than medium.5 or higher Browser settings for Internet Explorer 7 For users who have recently installed Internet Explorer 7. another feature of the heightened security in IE7 is a file download blocker.10/100 Network Card Sound card and speakers 56kbps modem CD-ROM. (If there is no slider.2 or higher Mozilla 1. . To check security settings go to Tools>Internet Options>Security. which may restrict access to some systems.2 or higher Mozilla 1. This feature.7 Firefox 1. ZIP or USB mass-storage device Compatible Browsers PC Internet Explorer 6 or higher Netscape 7. It is possible that IE 7 will install with a higher security setting than with IE 6. will prompt the user with a white or gold bar at the top of the browser window to confirm that the user does indeed want to download the file. press the default level button. In addition. In this tab there is a vertical slider much like a volume bar.

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