American Song in the 20th Century and after (MUSIC 186B, MUSIC 286B)

AMSTUD
186B
Instructors
Kronengold, C. (PI)
Section Number
1
Critical and creative exploration of song in the Americas. About twenty-five key examples will guide discussion of the interactions between words, music, performance and culture. Weekly listening, reading and assignments will be organized around central themes: love, sex and romance; war and politics; labor and money; place; identity; society and everyday life. Genres include art song; blues, gospel, jazz and country; pop, soul, rock and hip-hop; bossa nova, nueva canción and salsa; electronic and experimental. Takehome and in-class assignments will include critical and creative writing, and music composition, production and performance; final projects may emphasize any of the above.
Undergraduate
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements
WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
Units
3-4
Academic Year
Quarter
Winter
Section Days
Tuesday Thursday
Start Time
3:15 PM
End Time
4:45 PM
Location
Braun131