MUSC 248

Pop Music Since the 1950s

A critical analysis of the development of popular music from the 1950s to the present, examining diverse genres, the musical techniques employed to achieve the desired outcomes, and the cultural contexts in which the music is created. 2015 Trimester 1: 70% internal assessment, 30% final examination. Co-taught with MUSC 349. 2015 Trimester 3: The Beatles. It was more than fifty years ago that The Beatles had their first hit with 'Love Me Do'. The following eight years saw them release a dozen albums and tour the world to universal acclaim. Their music changed the face of popular music and the popular music industry, and their example influenced the wider culture. This course examines the music of The Beatles and the culture in which it was produced, and considers the traces their work has left in the cultural matrix. Students will listen to the music, read contemporary and subsequent accounts of the band, and use web-based resources to critically consider both this music and the contexts in which it was heard. 100% internal assessment. Trimester 3 is delivered by distance. withdrawal without Associate Dean (Students) approval by Withdrawal with refund by 20/11/15; 11/12/15. Course coordinator: Nick Tipping. Email: nick.tipping@nzsm.ac.nz.

Taught by the School of New Zealand School of Music, part of the Faculty of New Zealand School of Music

This course is not offered in 2016.

20 points

Prerequisites
40 100-level points;
Corequisites
None
Restrictions
MUSC 349