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Popularized by disc jockey Alan Freed inthe term "rock and roll" Rock the war and roll with to be used to describe a new form of music, steeped in the blues, rhythm and blues, country, and gospel.
Teenagers fell in love with this new sound, listening to it on transistor radios and buying it in record stores. Many parents believed that this music was simply noise that had a negative influence on impressionable teens.
Either way, it became clear that rock and roll was here to stay, bringing with it important changes. Examine the impact of rock and roll, and explore how the birth of this new music influenced and was influenced by technology, teen culture, race, and geography.
Objectives Students will be able to: Evaluate the significance of the birth of rock and roll in s America. Identify key musicians that helped shape the sounds and style of early rock and roll.
Give examples of how the birth of rock and roll influenced and was influenced by technology, teen culture, race, and geography. A seven-inch phonograph record played at 45 revolutions per minute r.
A body of learned human knowledge, belief, and behavior; shared values and attitudes, customs, and styles for living Deejay: A money-operated phonograph or compact disk player, equipped with pushbuttons for the selection of particular recordings Juvenile delinquency: Conduct by a juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is beyond parental control and subject to legal action; many linked juvenile delinquency to rock and roll and those who listened to it.
A dominating, widespread, or prevailing viewpoint or influence often projected to be an overall "norm" for a community or society Musical style: A broad term for music that appeals to large numbers or whole communities of people and may often be sold on recordings or sheet music Racial segregation: Separation of racial groups by law and custom, which restricted the access of black Americans to jobs, schools, neighborhoods, stores, etc.
The timing of sound in musical patterns, such as pulses, beats, etc. A style of upbeat popular music blending big band swing and blues that attracted large numbers of African American audiences after World War II, in the mids through the s; a root of rock and roll Rock and roll: African American slang dating back to the early twentieth century; in the early s, the term came to be used to describe a new form of music, steeped in the blues, rhythm and blues, country, and gospel.
Today, it refers to a wide variety of popular music. A small residential community established outside of a city; post World War II, families often fled cities to the safety and comfort of suburban areas.
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An individual between the ages of thirteen and nineteen also known as an adolescent ; teenagers shaped popular culture in the s by rebelling against the tastes of the older generations. Customs, beliefs, or practices valued by one generation and taught to the next Transistor radio: Small, portable radio popular among teenagers in the s that allowed them to listen to whatever music that they wanted whenever they wanted Lesson Activities Technology and Society This activity is designed to hone research and analysis skills.
In this class, students are asked to consider the implications of technology in the birth and growth of rock and roll in the s. The Evolution of Audio Technology.
For example, students may choose to research the transistor radio, stereo system, eight track machine, the Walkman, and the iPod.
Who developed each one of these innovations? How did they change and evolve and why?
How did consumers respond to them? How did these innovations change the way musicians approach the act of making and recording music? And how did this change how audiences listened to music? Why was there a need for new and different technology? Finally, have students predict what future listening technology might involve.
How might it be different from contemporary devices? How might we interact with it?
What could be its advantages and disadvantages? When do you think this technology will become reality? Have students read the quotes below. Ask them to identify whether they think each quote refers to music in the early days when rock and roll first emerged or in later years when heavy metal and hip-hop became popular.
Continue the exercise by having students try to match each quote to its source. Finally, discuss with students the controversies that have surrounded rock and roll since its inception. Encourage them to share personal experiences they or their parents may have encountered regarding their own music choices.Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late s and early s from musical styles such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues, along with country music.
Bleeding Kansas, which began in was really the beginning of the Civil War,” says Chris Edwards, a recognized Missouri historian, musician and author who is ready to change hearts and minds through the power of rock and roll.
Join the Southworth Library as they travel 50 years into the past. “ Love, War & Rock n Roll—50 Years Later” is a series based on Mark Kurlansky’s book, The Year that Rocked the World. Major Moran, a member of the Board of Directors for Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter , will guide a discussion focused on the Tet.
and Roll and the alphabetnyc.com and Roll became the pioneer culture of the era withits anti-government,anti-war,anti- authoritarian and anti-traditional theme. In short, Rock and Roll of the s and s pushed the youth into the social center from the margin of the.
In that respect, rock and its offshoots have become part of the culture of war, often sustaining our warriors through their trials and challenges.
The history of rock as war’s soundtrack goes back to Vietnam, a conflict that has sometimes been described as the first rock ‘n’ roll war.
Rock 'n' Roll and War and Peace chronicles and examines the relationship between popular music in the Rock era and the politics and ideology of war and peace throughout the past half-century, with emphasis on the Vietnam War and Iraq War, among others.5/5(5).