Unit 2 assignment: rock and roll – music as a cultural artifact –

 

Unit 2 Assignment: Rock and Roll – Music as a Cultural Artifact – Guided Listening Assignment

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For each week in our course, you will consider music as a cultural artifact and be assigned either a piece of music or a specific musical artist to explore and analyze for the week. This week, you will be listening to music from the early Rock and Role  genre. As you have read this week, Rock and Roll was a term first coined by DJ Alan Freed in the 1950s. Rock music was often synonymous with R&B in the early years. However, Rock and Roll, with the exception of Little Richard and Chuck Berry, began with white artists “covering” hits that would have at one time be considered R&B.