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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Four basic themes of our course

Some basic tenets of rock 'n' roll...
Reading
5 videos (Total 40 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
An Art and a Business9m
A Threat to Mainstream American Culture6m
A Showcase of Technology6m
Linear Evolution8m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Lesson 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

In the beginning: American popular music

There were many, many genres, styles and sub styles of American pop...
Reading
11 videos (Total 75 min), 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Part 1: Country and Rural Blues; Early Jazz9m
Part 2: The Ladies of Risque or Hokum Blues4m
Part 3: Early Male Blues and Jazz Players5m
Part 4: The Spread of Country Music9m
Part 5: Country Gains Popularity: Bob Wills and Hank Williams4m
Part 6: On the Fringes: Black (and white) gospel3m
Part 7: On the fringes: Boogie woogie and jump blues9m
Part 8: On the fringes: Bluegrass and Folk6m
Part 9: Mainstream Popular Music 16m
Part 10: Mainstream Popular Music 25m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Popular music20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The blues: Mississippi Ghosts 1

The Mississippi Delta, an area surrounding the Mississippi River, becomes the cradle of the blues...
Reading
5 videos (Total 32 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Charley Patton: Part 17m
Charley Patton: Part 26m
Charley Patton: Part 34m
Charley Patton: Part 43m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Mississippi Ghosts 110m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The blues: Mississippi Ghosts 2

The legend of Robert Johnson and his visit to "the crossroads"...
Reading
9 videos (Total 60 min), 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Robert Johnson: Part 24m
Robert Johnson: Part 37m
Robert Johnson: Part 48m
Robert Johnson: Part 54m
Lead Belly: Part 19m
Lead Belly: Part 26m
Son House: Part 17m
Son House: Part 2 2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Mississippi Ghosts 220m
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Top Reviews

By LWMay 26th 2016

What an awesome course! I am truly learning about the foundation of what we call Rock n Roll music. The professor does such a wonderful job of instructing this class. Thank you

Instructor

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Professor David Carlson

Executive Director of the Center for Media Innovation + Research and Cox/Palm Beach Post Professor of New Media Journalism
College of Journalism & Communication: Center for Media Innovation

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