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History of Rock Music 52162X0RM
This course examines the rise and development of rock and roll music as powerful, driving, and creative force American culture. The course will encourage students to examine all major forms of rock music and how early artists have influenced the current music and cultural landscape. Topics include:
1. The origins of American Popular music in the Blues
2. American Pioneers: Little Richard, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, etc.
3. Gospel meets Blues in the Birth of Soul and Motown
4. The 1960's: Beatniks, Psychedelia, Folk Music, Bob Dylan, The Hippie Movement, and Festivals
5. The British Invasion, Waves 1 and 2, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones
6. The 1970's: Funk, Arena Rock, Punk, New Wave, and Disco
7. The 1980's: The influence of Music Video
8. The 1990's: Rock and Roll returns to its Roots: Grunge, Alternative
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Class Piano 52962X0CP
This class is designed for students who desire to learn or improve piano skills. Each student will be assigned an electric piano with headphones in our piano lab. Students will learn many skills including: reading music, playing simple melodies and advancing to playing with both hands, improvisation, and basic theory.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Course Fee $15
Mountain Music Guitar I 52162X0G
This course is an in-depth study of the acoustic guitar and/or five-string banjo and its role in our regional mountain music. Discover the journey from rhythm to lead instrument; explore varied styles and contributions of local musicians. Gain in-sight into the musical influences which continue to reach far beyond our region.
COURSE NOTE: Student should have his/her own instrument
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Mountain Music Guitar II 52172X0G
This course will offer some history and insight into traditional regional music and its influence on current artists and music. We will provide instruction on guitar and banjo. You will need to have your own instrument.
COURSE NOTE: Student should have his/her own instrument
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 52162X0G - Mountain Music Guitar I