MUS 119C The History of Rock and Roll
MUS 119C The History of Rock & Roll
Welcome to The History of Rock and Roll Online!
Instructor: Professor Joseph C. Gallo (Joe)
Office: Cypress College Fine Arts Office 206
Office Hours: All communication will be by email or phone
Phone: (714) 484-7031WK or 562-343-8993 CL
In the subject line of all email messages, make sure you put MUS 119C or your message will not be opened. Response time is generally within 24 hrs. Weekends will be answered on Monday.
Course Number: MUS119C, History of Rock and Roll
Semester: Summer 2010
Course Description: From its earliest beginnings to the present day, this course surveys the inception, evolution, and development of Rock music in America and abroad. In addition to in-depth studies of Rock music and the artists who created it, students will examine the
sociological, political, and economic conditions which influence its development.
One concert and a two paragraph review are required.
You need the following equipment and capabilities to be successful with the online portion of this course:
A computer (PC or Mac) with at least 64 MB of RAM, 1 G of free disk space
One of the following operating systems/platforms works best with Blackboard: Microsoft
Windows XP / Vista or Mac OS X
Microsoft Word Software or similar word processing program
Internet Access and one of the following browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla
Firefox with Cookies enabled
A modem that is at least 56K or faster connecting to the internet
An active e-mail account
A Blackboard username and password
You should know the basics of how to use your computer.
You should know how to browse the Web (Internet) and use one of the above listed Web
Browsers to navigate the internet.
You should know how to send and receive e-mail.
You should know how to create documents with Microsoft Word, save the documents, and cut
and paste them in the message area of an email.
I DO NOT ACCEPT ATTACHMENTS WHATSOEVER!!!
Availability of on-campus computers
On-campus computers for student use are in the Library and Learning Resource Center.
Tips for Online Success
· The successful online student is independent, self-motivated, willing to learn on-their-own, and willing to ask questions as soon as questions arise. They are also good with written instructions, good at expressing themselves in writing, and are aware that technology is as much
a convenience as a barrier.
· Stay on task and be aware of your personal timelines when completing assignments.
Upon completion of the course, successful students will have completed the course objectives and demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
Identify styles of early rock and roll.
Reconstruct the development of rock and roll.
Distinguish groups by their specific sound and methods of performance.
Draw correlations between style periods and recognize the style period by its distinctive sound and perfomer.
Appraise a specific musician giving specific examples of music, lifestyle, development, and contribution to music.
Articulate the social factors that were influenced by rock
Discuss the technological factors that influenced rock music
1. Upon completion of MUS 119C The History of Rock, the student will be able to identify genres,
artists, and time periods of recorded music with 75% accuracy.
2. Upon completion of MUS 119C The History of Rock, the student will be able to discuss styles,
elements and artists that are appropriate to the subject and demonstrate a general understanding
of the social and cultural ideas that affect the history of Rock Music with 75% accuracy.
There is only one textbook required for this course, and it can be ordered online:
Rock and Roll sixth edition Its History and Stylistic Development by Joe Stuessy and Scott
Lipscomb Pearson/Prentice Hall publishers (ISBN) 978-0-13-601068-5
· You also need a CD or MP3 player to have the ability to play music.
· Students can order their books online from the campus bookstore
Topics, Assignments and Due Dates
The instructor reserves the right to change the following topics, assignments and due dates if necessary. Check the course announcements weekly for any such changes.
Concert attendance and review Students are required to attend one live concert and submit a concert review. There are weekly concerts advertised in the Los Angeles Times entertainment section as weekly as the Orange County Register. I suggest performances at the House of Blues, Verizon amphitheatre, or Staples Center. Due to economic struggles many less costly venues will be accepted; especially Bogart's cafe in Seal Beach, DiPiazza's in Long Beach etc.
Reviews should be no more than two paragraphs. Please describe the
2. Orchestration or instrumentation
3. Style of vocals or lack of
4. Thematic concepts of the songs
5. Type of harmony used
6. Any unique display that caught your eye.
How to Complete the Course
1. Worksheets for each chapter need to be completed and emailed to me each week.
These are the ground rules.
DO NOT SEND ME ATTACHMENTS!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS!!!!!!!!!!
Send all homework to my email address firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Subject Area of your email, put
MUS 119 your first and last name, what chapters you are sending me.
Place all homework in the message area itself. You may send just the answers without the worksheet if you like, it makes for easier reading for me. You may also send multiple chapters in one email, but be sure to indicate this in the Subject Area.
2. You will need to go to the discussion board on blackboard each week.
http://cypresscollege.blackboard.com Add your thread to the questions asked by me or comment on other student answers.
3. There will be a virtual class office hours on Monday, Wed, at 11:00AM-12:30PM.
http://cypresscollege.blackboard.com Collaboration button It is not necessary that you attend.
It is a chat room for you to ask any questions you may have about the course work.
4. Listen to music that is discussed in the chapters for the week for one hour.
5. ATTENDANCE: Students must be disciplined. Weekly contact with the teacher is a must (Homework and discussion boards). I will not be available on Fridays or weekends.
Students that attend regularly and on time generally do better. A student is in jeopardy of being dropped from the roll due to absences or lack of participation. A student will be considered absent if the student does not answer the discussion boards or send me homework, contact or
report each week. Individual problems of extended absence due to illness or other cause may be resolved by consultation with the instructor.
Deadline for weekly assignments is Thursday morning 8a.m. The mid-term is due the 3rd week of class, the final is due July 20th. No late material will be accepted after the due dates.
1st week Introduction pgs 1-5 The Roots of Rock pgs 6-25
Please answer the questions for the week to the best of your ability Each week we will answer worksheets for the specific chapters we are covering that week. Some chapters have two question sheets. That is because of the focused nature of the chapter. Please do both when
The Emergence of Rock and Roll pgs 26-41 Answer worksheet for chapter 3
Rock and Roll Fifties Style pgs 42-62 Answer worksheet for chapter 4
2nd week Transition: the Early 1960s pgs 63-76 Answer worksheet for chapter 5
The Beatles pgs 77-112 Answer worksheet for chapter 6
The British Invasion pgs 113-131 Answer worksheet for chapter 7
3rd week Folk Music and Folk Rock pgs 132-147 Answer worksheet for chapter 8
Soul and Motown pgs 148-168 Answer worksheet for chapter 9
San Francisco pgs 169-183 Answer worksheet for chapter 10
4th week Jazz Rock pgs 184-197 Answer worksheet for chapter 11
Art Rock pgs 198- 218 Answer worksheet for chapter 12
Mainstream Rock: pgs 219-238 Answer worksheet for chapter 13
5th week The Continuing Fragmentation of Rock pgs 239-274 Answer worksheet for chapter 14
Heavy Metal pgs 275-289 Answer worksheet for chapter 15
6th week Dance Music pgs 290-312 Answer worksheet for chapter 16
Rap and Hip-Hop pgs 313-330 Answer worksheet for chapter 17
Alternative Styles pgs 331-360 Answer worksheet for chapter 18
Grading policy A = 3Pts B = 2Pts C = 1Pts D=0Pt
Weekly Worksheets ---- Up to 9 pts each week
Discussion Board ---- 3 pts each week
Mid-Term and Final ---- 10 pts each
Concert and review ---- Up to 8 pts
EXTRA CREDIT: Students will be given a chance for 10pts. Extra credit. You will have to purchase the CD Joseph Charles Gallo plays Fredericks Favorites from the bookstore. This will be a listening assignment with a review of what you listened to and how it helped shape the music
of today. The assignment will be no more than two paragraphs in length, typed, double spaced,
Arial font size 12 with one inch margins.
A student CANNOT receive an A grade in the class if they do not submit a Concert Report!
Academic honesty policy
Please click on www.cypresscollege.edu and click on the "Schedule and Catalog" link. This is the Cypress College Academic Honesty Policy, which can also be found in the Cypress College Catalog on p. 8.
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Special Needs Students with verified disabilities requiring accommodations should make a specific request of the instructor at the beginning of the semester or one week prior to the specified need.
Advisement/Counseling The Webpage for counselors and their e-mail addresses is located under Counseling on the Cypress College Website at www.cypresscollege.edu
Cypress College Library Learning Resources
The Music Library is located on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building
The library web page provides access to an online catalog listing the library holdings from Cypress, Fullerton, Goldenwest, Orange Coast, Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Long Beach.
Students will need their campus ID card to check books out from these libraries.
Online Writing Lab (OWL) OWL brings the writing center services to cyberspace. Besides a host of links and downloadable handouts for writers, the OWL also offers interactive exercises,
Power Point lessons, tutor email and a tutor chat room.
OWL is located at: www.cypresscollege.edu/~writing