A survey of American music from the Colonial period to the present. Emphasizes political, social and economic developments as related to the evolution of American music, including popular, religious and art music in a broad array of styles.
- Relate selected elements of American history to contemporaneous musical developments.
- Identify by name, composer, genre and period representative examples of American musics, including gospel, blues, Jazz, rock, pop, and various ‘classical musics.’
- Apply basic musical terms like melody, harmony, texture, and timbre to representative examples of American music.
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