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American Popular & Rock Music
Instructor Jonathan Kruger
Course Number FNRT-203-01
Jan 11, 2021
Starts
15 weeks
Length
5 Seats
Remaining

This course examines the history and elements of popular and rock music in the United States from the end of the 19th century to current times. Emphasis will be placed on the music that was written and performed after WWII. Students will be introduced to various styles of this genre as well as an introduction to those musical elements necessary to define a rudimentary analysis of the music. Among the composers and performers to be studied are early Minstrel performers, Louis Armstrong, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Blues musicians, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, R and B musicians, country and western, Elvis Presley, Motown, Ray Charles, folk, Jimi Hendrix, disco, punk, metal, grunge, and pop.

  • Credits

    3 credit hours

    This 15 week course requires students to spend approximately 9 hours a week on course work.

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    This course section is open to RIT Online students.

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