History of Rock and Pop Music: Docs and Files

  • This one semester course was formerly called “Survey of Popular Music.” Many popular styles of music are covered, including rock, punk, metal, heavy metal, R & B, hip-hop/rap, reggae and other pop styles over the past 100 years. Students will become familiar with the groups, music styles and movements that changed the direction of popular music. Students will listen to lots of examples, watch related videos and clips, and make connections between current pop music and the past. Students will learn how to hear music differently, how to discuss music, and how technology and business impact the music industry.