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Birth of Rock and Roll (ages 12-17)

Average rating: 4.7Number of reviews: (3)
Completed by 23 learners
This course teaches how two 20th century musical styles came together in the 1950's to create what we now call rock and roll.
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50 minute class
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Class Experience

I grew up listening to and playing rock and roll in the 1950's and 1960's so I remember this period well.  Throughout the years I have played in various cover bands, jazz ensembles, musical theater, and more.  I really want to share my experience with a new generation of musical artists and aficionados.
None.  Resource links for further exploration are provided at the end of the presentation, but these are optional.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The topic of race relations in the United States will be handled in the context of where the roots of rock and roll came from.  Brief mention of racial divisions, discrimination and "Jim Crow" laws may occur.  Rock and roll will be portrayed as a positive influence that helped prepare the country culturally for the civil rights movement in the 1960's.

Meet the teacher

Wayne Anderson
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (74)
Greetings!  I'm glad to have you consider joining one of my classes.  I like teaching Math, Science and Music and other subjects from 4th grade through high school.

After graduating from UC Berkeley, I worked for high tech companies in Silicon... 
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