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Lecture Notes for MUSC 309 - History of Rock and Roll with Schwartz at Kansas (KU)

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Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Schwartz
Class:MUSC 309 - History of Rock and Roll
Subject:Musicology
University:University of Kansas
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Keywords:
  • Carter Family
  • Jimmie Rodgers
  • Thomas a. Dorsey
  • Strophic Form
  • Combination
  • Immediately
  • Chuck Berry
  • Instruction
  • Louis Armstrong
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MUSC 309  Lecture 5:  Country Music, Gospel, Folk, and the Latin Tinge I. Country music A. Least acknowledged (and perhaps least noticeable) influence on rock music B. Anglo­American folk music essentially imported from British isles 1. Preserved, with little outside influence, in Appalachian region of country 2. Does change over time a.  Certain instruments favored ­ fiddle, banjo, guitar b. High, nasal singing style  c. Called old­time music C. Commercial version  = country music D. Two types 1. Adheres closely to mountain traditions = Carter family 2. Hillbilly music a. Heavily influenced by popular music, African­American folk music,  jazz and blues  b. = Jimmie Rodgers E. Mountain tradition  1. Carter family ­ Ex. Wildwood Flower a. Strophic form: each verse AABA  b. Guitar style of Maybelline Carter ­ "thumb­brush" style i. Melody played on lower strings ii. Chords played on...

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