21M.295 American Popular Music

Class Info

Surveys the development of popular music in the US, and in a cross-cultural milieu, relative to the history and sociology of the last two hundred years. Examines the ethnic mixture that characterizes modern music, and how it reflects many rich traditions and styles (minstrelsy, music-hall, operetta, Tin Pan Alley, blues, rock, electronic media, etc.). Provides a background for understanding the musical vocabulary of current popular music styles. Limited to 20.

This class has no prerequisites.

21M.295 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by T. Neff.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-152.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 21M.295 was rated 6.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the American Popular Music site or on the 21M.295 Stellar site.

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