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Term :
Spring 2014
Course Name :
Music 104-71 (4743)
Course Title :
History of Rock and Roll
Class Notes :
  • Participation in this class will consist of online interaction. Students must have access to a computer that has a reliable internet connection. Students should access during the week prior to the semester start date. All information regarding this class, including course-specific technology requirements, will be found on that webpage. The course may not be accessible to students until the first day of the class, Monday, January 13, 2014.
Instructor :
D. Valcarcel
Instructor Comments :
Welcome to History of Rock online! I am looking forward to teaching this class for summer 2014.

History of Rock is a music appreciation course that will be managed in a
fully online environment. The nature of this course demands a rich
multi-media experience, therefore you will have access to streamed video
and audio, including full length documentaries, instructional footage, song breakdowns, and
an extensive audio library. 

To successfully complete this online course, I highly recommend that you
schedule ample time each week and get started from day one. Rock
history is a challenging and complex subject that is fun, interesting,
and a vital part of modern history. I challenge you to seize this opportunity and take in the full experience!

Your assignments will include online discussion forums, web-published
projects and listening exercises. There will be video tutorials
available to help you complete your online work successfully.

The Course Resource Pack will be available for purchase either directly online, or through the Valley College bookstore.


Product Overview:

The History of Rock Course Resource Pack is an interactive and
comprehensive survey of rock history that covers the main eras and key
events in rock and pre-rock history. It begins with Jazz and Blues in
the 1920s, and continues with Rhythm and Blues and Country Music in the
1940s, the birth of Rock and Roll in the 1950s, the expansion of Rock in
the 1960s and 1970s, the emergence of Hip Hop in the 1980s, and the
continuing evolution of various Rock styles from the 1990s to the
present. This resource pack is a fully interactive, online e-book that
is both printable and downloadable, and includes extensive video footage
featuring the author's music analysis of important recordings
throughout rock history. This resource pack is designed to be easily
integrated into various music courses and curricula, in both online and
classroom environments, providing a rich, multi-media experience
appropriate for any rock history course. 

Watch Surf Music Part 2

Prof. Valcárcel

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