MUS115 Rock Music Style and Development (3-0-3)
This course explores the development of rock music in terms of musical style and societal influence. The course covers the pre-existing styles (pop, country and western, rhythm and blues, jazz, folk, gospel and classical music) that impacted the evolution of rock music. The development of music listening skills is emphasized with directed listening exercises to reinforce concepts of musical style and elements such as rhythm, pitch, dynamics, timbre and form. The role of rock music as a social, cultural, economic and political force is examined.