Music's Big Bang: The Genesis of Rock 'n' Roll

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Music's Big Bang: The Genesis of Rock 'n' Roll

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Explores the factors — musical and cultural — that led to the birth of American rock 'n' roll music in the early 1950s.
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Zeljka T profile image
Zeljka T profile image
10/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 5 months ago
I knew very little about the subject so I really liked the course. It was very informative and entertaining. Because of my strenuous working hours, I didn't have time to do the assignment (timeline of the material learnt in the course) nor to participate much (I did at the beginning but then gave up) in the discussion forums, which was mandatory this time. Next time it might not be, so it's worth checking again if you are interested in the subject but repelled by the mandatory options. In any case, if you are not particularly looking for a grade or a verified certificate, the knowledge you'll get from this course might be quite rewarding enough per se.
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5 years, 5 months ago
* My Prior Experience: I had taken "History of Rock", offered by Prof. John Covach, from University of Rochester. In fact, it seems to be a good idea to complete Prof. Covach's course first, if possible. * Evaluation activities: There is a 10-question quizz every week. Participation in discussion forums also is required. There is also an opitional project plan, which consisted in building a timeline about the birth of Rock and Roll. * Good points: \- The lessons are, in general, well organised, following a logical connection between music, technology and history. \- Professor Carlson is always present in the discussion forums, stimulating debates and aiding students as well as possible. \- Quizzes can be done several times, permiting to improve the grade, if needed. Moreover, due dates are considerably flexible. \- The opitional project plan, required for those who want a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction, is very exciting... * My Prior Experience: I had taken "History of Rock", offered by Prof. John Covach, from University of Rochester. In fact, it seems to be a good idea to complete Prof. Covach's course first, if possible. * Evaluation activities: There is a 10-question quizz every week. Participation in discussion forums also is required. There is also an opitional project plan, which consisted in building a timeline about the birth of Rock and Roll. * Good points: \- The lessons are, in general, well organised, following a logical connection between music, technology and history. \- Professor Carlson is always present in the discussion forums, stimulating debates and aiding students as well as possible. \- Quizzes can be done several times, permiting to improve the grade, if needed. Moreover, due dates are considerably flexible. \- The opitional project plan, required for those who want a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction, is very exciting. To build a timeline contributes to organise some ideas and better understand the progress of facts that caused the rise of Rock and Roll. * Bad points: \- Some themes are divided between two week with no need, impairing thinking on the subject. \- Mandatory discussions sometimes are boring. Although it stimulates interaction, people also write things they do not want to, just to achieve the established aim. * Overall evaluation: It is quite interesting! "Music's Big Bang: The Genesis of Rock 'n' Roll" makes a travel in the period before the rhythm until its first generation of Rock stars, showing their influences over later groups. It is a way of focusing on the first years of Rock 'n' Roll and broading the knowledge on this period. Well... I advise you: Take it! It worths every minute you spend on it! (Course taken between March and May 2014).
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