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8: Popular Music in the United States

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    54368
  • Learning Objectives

    1. Basic knowledge of the history and origins of popular styles
    2. Basic knowledge of representative artists and music in various popular styles
    3. Ability to identify the development of Ragtime, the Blues, Early Jazz, Bebop, Fusion, Rock, and other popular styles as a synthesis of both African and Western European musical practices
    4. Ability to recognize important composers and style traits of Early Jazz, the Blues, Big Band Jazz, Bebop, Cool Jazz, Fusion, Rock, and Country
    5. Ability to identify important historical facts about Early Jazz, the Blues, Big Band Jazz, Bebop, Cool Jazz, Fusion, and Rock music

    Thumbnail: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York City in Soho (CC BY-SA 3.0;  Americasroof via Wikipedia)

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