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History of Jazz & Rock A

Enrolment code: FFA210/310

Offered: Launceston: semester 1

Unit description:

Provides an understanding of contemporary forms of jazz and popular music by tracing its development from its roots in the 19th century to the fusion of black African, European and Creole music, to the 1950s. The unit will cover the early minstrel music of the mid-19th century, and explore village blues, ragtime, vaudeville, New Orleans style, Chicago blues, the Swing Era, and Be Bop. Emphasis will be placed on the social, economic and cultural context that underpinned the historical development of popular music, especially in the USA.

Staff Mr MH Mumford For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 3 hours weekly (13 wks); lectures & practical sessions Timetable
Prerequisites FFA102 and FFA103 for BCA students  
Assessment mode listening journal (50%); tutorial presentation (10%); 48 hour take-home exam (40%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Discipline (School) Theatre, School of Visual and Performing Arts (Launceston)  
Courses Bachelor of Contemporary Arts  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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