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Coursera: Music's Big Bang: The Genesis of Rock 'n' Roll

 with  Alexander Reed and David Carlson
Explores the factors — musical and cultural — that led to the birth of American rock 'n' roll music in the early 1950s. Covers in detail the genres, styles and people that converged to create this new music.

Syllabus

Four basic themes of our course
Some basic tenets of rock 'n' roll

In the beginning: American popular music
There were many, many genres, styles and sub styles of American pop

The blues: Mississippi Ghosts 1
The Mississippi Delta, an area surrounding the Mississippi River, becomes the cradle of the blues

The blues: Mississippi Ghosts 2
The legend of Robert Johnson and his visit to "the crossroads"

A tale of three cities: New Orleans
New Orleans is the city of jazz

A tale of three cities: Chicago
Chicago is where the blues went electric

A tale of three cities: Memphis
The delivery room of rock 'n' roll

6 Student
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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject Music
Institution University of Florida
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 4-6 hours a week
Calendar 7 weeks long
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5.0 3 years ago
by Robert Riley completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Great course. Enthusiastic professor and engaged students on forums. Good use of fair usage clips of songs to deal with copyright restrictions (which ruined another course I took). Some didn't like the timeline assignment, which was core to the course when I took it, but I thought it was a good way to put the music in context. Highly recommended.
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