GENMUS 2030 - From Elvis to YouTube

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

The lectures, readings, and listening of this course will develop understanding of the historical, socio-cultural, and music-stylistic trends of English language popular music of the rock era, as well as of selected earlier popular forms which contributed to the development of rock era music. Alongside discussions of musical style and aesthetics, emphasis will also be given to the ways that popular music has evolved in the context of developments in technology, commerce, and politics. The final course sessions will include coverage of recent changes to performance and consumption practices and business models brought about by developments in digital technology. The first few sessions of the course will provide an overview of some of the influential predecessors to Rock and Roll, including Minstrelsy, early Blues, Folk and Country forms, Popular song forms of the 1930s-1950s, and Rhythm & Blues of the 1940s-1950s. The remainder of the course will consider a range of rock- and pop styles from the mid-1950s forward, including Rock & Roll, Country, Folk Rock, Soul, Metal, Funk, Punk, Alternative rock and pop, Rap and Hip Hop, Electronic Dance Music, and a range of both Mainstream and Avant-Garde forms of Pop.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code GENMUS 2030
    Course From Elvis to YouTube
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible GENMUS 1001, MUSPMACT 2611 & MUSPMACT 2612
    Assumed Knowledge No previous ability to play an instrument or read music is required
    Course Description The lectures, readings, and listening of this course will develop understanding of the historical, socio-cultural, and music-stylistic trends of English language popular music of the rock era, as well as of selected earlier popular forms which contributed to the development of rock era music.

    Alongside discussions of musical style and aesthetics, emphasis will also be given to the ways that popular music has evolved in the context of developments in technology, commerce, and politics. The final course sessions will include coverage of recent changes to performance and consumption practices and business models brought about by developments in digital technology.

    The first few sessions of the course will provide an overview of some of the influential predecessors to Rock and Roll, including Minstrelsy, early Blues, Folk and Country forms, Popular song forms of the 1930s-1950s, and Rhythm & Blues of the 1940s-1950s. The remainder of the course will consider a range of rock- and pop styles from the mid-1950s forward, including Rock & Roll, Country, Folk Rock, Soul, Metal, Funk, Punk, Alternative rock and pop, Rap and Hip Hop, Electronic Dance Music, and a range of both Mainstream and Avant-Garde forms of Pop.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Steven Knopoff

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    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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