History  of  Rock  and  Roll  (2010-­‐2011)  Course  Description  &  Syllabus   Mr.

 Barrett  
Email:  yv_band@me.com       Website:  http://www.yvhsmusic.com  

Course  Description:  

 

Office  Phone:  760-­‐401-­‐2675  

This   course   is   a   survey   of   rock   music.     The   focus   is   on   the   music,   musicians,   the   sociological,   political,   and   economic   conditions   merged   into   the   evolution   of   this   art   form.     This   course   should   give   you   some   of   the   basic   tools   by   which   you   may   judge   and   appreciate   the   development   of   Rock   and   Roll   from   the   1950s   to   the   present.     You   will   become   familiar   with   the   most   significant   artists  of  each  decade/style  period  and  be  able  to  identify  their  sound.      

Course  Objectives:   Students  will  be  able  to:  
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.  

Identify  representative  musical  works  and  musicians  from  each  period   Discuss  the  differences  between  style  periods   Understand  and  discuss  social,  political  and  economic  issues  that  affected  each  style  period   Write  two  properly  formatted  papers  on  topics  assigned  by  the  instructor   Pass  written  tests  and  listening  exams  

Special  Information:  
• •   This  course  deals  with  issues  that  have  impacted  Rock  and  Roll  music  throughout  its  history.    These  issues  include  racism,   drugs  and  alcohol.   I  will  place  a  strong  emphasis  on  identifying  representative  works  by  various  artists.    Students  may  need  to  obtain  and  listen   to  musical  examples  on  their  own  for  complete  understanding.  

Course  Outline:  
1.   Will  follow  the  attached  schedule  

Projects:  
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Tests  as  noted  on  the  attached  schedule.   A  class  notebook.   A  two-­‐page  typewritten  paper  on  your  favorite  musical  group  or  artist.   A  two-­‐page  typewritten  paper  on  your  favorite  song  or  album.   Attend  a  live  concert   Rock  and  Roll:  It’s  History  and  Stylistic  Development,  5th  ed.  Joe  Steussy  and  Scott  Lipscomb   Pencil,  pen,  highlighter  &  notebook  paper   A  binder  or  notebook  for  class  notes,  tests,  quizzes,  etc.  

Texts/Materials:  
1. 2. 3.  

Assignment  Breakdown:   Weekly  Grade  (attendance,  class  participation)   Chapter  Tests           Final  Exam           Mid-­‐Term  Exam           Homework  &  Written  Assignments       Grading  Policy:  
100%  and  above   A+   90%-­‐100%   A   80%-­‐89%   B   70%-­‐79%   C   60%-­‐69%   D   0%-­‐59%     F      

40%   20%   20%   10%   10%  

    Classroom  Procedures  for  Success:   1.    If  you  as  an  individual   are  not  prepared  for  class.  we  as  a  class  will  not  be  able  to  progress  as  we  would  normally  if  you  were  prepared  for  class.   The  dress  code  will  be  enforced. Pencil.   dress   code.     Participation  is  one  of  the  most  important  parts  of  this  class.    If  you  are  frequently  absent  from   class  or  miss  required  assignments.   truancies.  Barrett   Email:  yv_band@me. 5.    These  include  the  following:   a.  your  skills  cannot  be  adequately  assessed. Your  class  binder/notebook   Students  who  receive  call  slips  will  be  released  at  the  instructor’s  discretion. 2.   Please  clean  up  and  throw  away  any  trash  after  class.    Please  dress  appropriately.   I  will  dismiss  the  class. 6.   Participate  in  all  classroom  activities  (HAVE  FUN)!!   No  food.    If  you  cannot  do  so.   We  have  read  the  above  behavior  and  academic  expectations  and  agree  to  abide  by  them.  positive  attitude)!   Maintain  a  clean  classroom  environment  (verbal  and  physical  environment).  not  the  bell.   Students  are  expected  to  remain  quiet  for  attendance.com       Website:  http://www.   Office  Phone:  760-­‐401-­‐2675   Follow  directions  the  first  time  they  are  given.   and   academics   will   be   followed.  drinks.  notebook. Your  parents. 7.   c. I  will  discuss  your  behavior  with  you.  or  gum  in  the  classroom.    Please  do  not  prepare  to  leave  until  instructed  to  do  so.History  of  Rock  and  Roll  (2010-­‐2011)   Classroom  Policies  &  Procedures   Mr.  (Recycle  to  help  the  Music  Department!)   Have  fun  during  class. 8.    Come  to   class  every  day  ready  and  willing  to  learn.  and  I  will  discuss  your  behavior  with  your  counselor  or  vice  principal. 3.     Student  Printed  Name:  _________________________________________________________________________________________     Student  Signature:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________     Student  Email:  ________________________________________________________________________________________________     Parent  Printed  Name:  __________________________________________________________________________________________     Parent  Signature:  _____________________________________________________________________________________________     Parent  Email:  _________________________________________________________________________________________________     Date:  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________     .  pay  attention.   tardies. I  will  discuss  your  behavior  with  your  parents/guardians.  your  behavior  will  be  discussed  with  you   after  class. 4.   b.      Student  participation  is  monitored  on  a  daily  basis. 5. 6.   Bring  all  necessary  materials  with  you  to  each  class.  and  enjoy  listening  to  and  learning  about  the  greatest  music  in  the  world!   3. 4.    All  YVHS  policies   regarding   grading.    Students  who  participate  will  do  better  in  class. 7. 2.  pen  &  highlighter   b.    If  you  cannot:   a.   absences.   Comply  with  these  rules  every  day.   Show  respect  for  all  people  (BE  CONSIDERATE)!!   Come  to  class  prepared  every  day  (pencil.com   Classroom  Policies:   1.     REMEMBER:  YOU  HAVE  THE  RIGHT  TO  LEARN  AND  I  HAVE  THE  RIGHT  TO  TEACH.yvhsmusic.  you. Assigned  textbook  (please  treat  it  with  care!!)   c.    This  will  adversely  affect  your  grade. Follow  these  procedures  to  ensure  your  success  in  this  class!   Make  sure  your  cell  phone  is  OFF  before  class  begins.     Please   learn   and   follow   these   policies.

(This  schedule  is  intended  as  a  guide  and  may  be  subject  to  change)     Week  19:    Course  Overview.  80-­‐97)    “This  Is  Elvis”  video  (if  available)   Week  23:      Chapter  6:  The  Beatles  (pgs.  6-­‐30)    Rock  and  Roll  volume  1    Chapter  3:  The  Emergence  of  Rock  and  Roll  (pgs.  258-­‐283)   .  9.  242-­‐257)    Chapter  12:  Art  Rock  (pgs.  45-­‐79)    Rock  and  Roll  volume  2    Test  #1—Chapters  2.  1-­‐5)    Chapter  2:  The  Roots  of  Rock  (pgs.  and  10    Mid-­‐Term  Exam—Chapters  2-­‐10     Week  29:      Chapter  11:  Jazz  Rock  (pgs.  31-­‐44)     Week  21:     Week  22:      Chapter  4:  Rock  and  Roll:  Fifties  Style  (pgs.  6-­‐30)   Course  Overview     Week  20:    Chapter  2:  The  Roots  of  Rock  (pgs.  and  7     Week  26:      Chapter  8:  Folk  Music  and  Folk  Rock  (pgs.  3.  175-­‐194)    Rock  and  Roll  volume  4   Week  27:      Chapter  9:  Soul  &  Motown  (pgs.  Student  Expectations    Chapter  1:  Introduction  (pgs.  6.  222-­‐241)    Test  #3—Chapters  8.  98-­‐145)    “Beatles”  videos   Week  25:    Chapter  7:  The  British  Invasion  (pgs.  146-­‐174)    Rock  and  Roll  volume  3    Test  #2—Chapters  5.  98-­‐145)    “Beatles”  videos   Week  24:      Chapter  6:  The  Beatles  (pgs.  195-­‐221)    Rock  and  Roll  volume  5   Week  28:    Chapter  10:  San  Francisco  (pgs.  and  4    Chapter  5:  Transition:  The  Early  1960’s  (pgs.

 12.  311-­‐357)    Rock  and  Roll  volume  6   Week  32:     Week  33:    Chapter  15:  Heavy  Metal  (pgs.  15.  406-­‐426)    Rock  and  Roll  volume  8   Week  35:      Chapter  18:  Alternative  Styles  (pgs.  427-­‐462)    Rock  and  Roll  volume  10    Test  #6—Chapters  17  and  18     Week  37:    Chapter  19:  An  Overview  and  An  Editorial  (pgs.(This  schedule  is  intended  as  a  guide  and  may  be  subject  to  change)     Week  30:    Chapter  13:  Mainstream  Rock  (pgs.  427-­‐462)    Rock  and  Roll  volume  9   Week  36:    Chapter  18:  Alternative  Styles  (pgs.  358-­‐377)    Chapter  16:  Dance  Music  (pgs.  and  13   Course  Overview   Week  31:        Chapter  14:  The  Continuing  Fragmentation  of  Rock  (pgs.  and  16     Week  34:      Chapter  17:  Rap  and  Hip-­‐Hop  (pgs.  378-­‐405)    Rock  and  Roll  volume  7    Test  #5—Chapters  14.  284-­‐310)    Test  #4—Chapters  11.  463-­‐476)    All  projects/research  papers  due     Week  38:    Review  for  Final  Exam    Final  Exam—Chapters  2-­‐18  (Cumulative)  including  Final  Listening  Exam   .

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