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Beginnings of Rock 'n' Roll


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Musi 2060 - Hist/anlys Rock Mus

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MUSI 2060 Valdez Lecture 6 Outline of Last Lecture I Rhythm Blues II Jump Blues Bands a Blues elements b Boogie woogie elements c Jump Blues d Rhythm Blues Outline of Current Lecture I Beginnings of Rock n Roll II 5 Styles of Rock n Roll a Northern Band b New Orleans Dance Current Lecture Beginnings of Rock n Roll o Alan Freed Moondog s Rock n Roll Party 1951 1st to associate rhythm blues with rock n roll o Important youth culture films The Wild One 1954 Rebel Without a Cause 1955 influenced style of dress speech movement attitude The Blackboard Jungle 1955 1st film to use rock n roll in its soundtrack Five Styles of Rock n Roll o Northern Band Steady mechanical meter Fast tempos Quick even surface not backbeat rhythms Staccato guitar chords on the backbeat Slapped walking bass line Boogie woogie ostinato often not always Combines western swing string band lead background vocals acoustic rhythm guitar electric lead guitar steel guitar with the rhythm blues band bass drums piano tenor sax These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Ex Bill Haley and his Comets began as western swing band o New Orleans Dance Overall bass foundation Boogie woogie barrelhouse rhythm Basic beat often subdivided into 3 quick pulses triplet feel Rhythms and meters are looser than the stiff mechanical meters of Bill Haley and the Memphis country rock style Surface rhythms vary from a lively bouncy beat to a slow intense shuffle beat Lead vocalists featured prominently Rarely any backup singing Rhythm blues band lead vocal piano acoustic bass drums guitar tenor sax Cosimo Matassa owner recording engineer J M studio set up 2 mics for live recordings Dave Bartholomew artist repertoire A R trumpet player arranger manager band leader Antoine Fats Domino b 1928 Warm creole accent mostly slow ballads 2 handed boogie woogie style Clear song structures Tenor sax solo about 2 3 into the song

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