History of Rock

One Term       Grades 9,10,11,12       Elective

Music often reflects history. The History of Rock studies the evolution of Call and Response during American slavery through the Blues styles of the early 1900s, and ultimately to the popular musical styles of the early 1950s through the 1980s. We will explore the impact Rock and Roll had on American and British culture, and we will study contemporary American History as it was told through the music of its youth. Students will have several opportunities to create GarageBand compositions, study music marketing, and present projects on their favorite rock and roll artists. Students must have a school issued iPad for this course.