History of the Blues
MUS- Z 385/ 3 Cr.
The purpose of this course is to delve into the rich cultural history of the Blues and to allow students to discover the grand history of Blues music. This course will survey the History of the Blues from the beginning to the present: Work Songs, Field Hollers, Prison Work Songs, Delta Blues, Chicago Blues, Classic Blues, and Holy Blues. The course will also be discussing the impact of the Blues on Jazz, Big Bands, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the music of today.
- Available Online: Yes
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
- Compare, contrast, and connect the themes, structures, structures, and cultural content of a broad range of the Blues from the beginning of the country’s history to the present day.
- Explore the ways in which cultures in the U.S. have collided as evidenced in the history of the Blues, and investigate the ways in which artistic and cultural forces in America have shaped and are shaped by compositional processes and aesthetic properties of musical style.
- Examine the impact of the corporate music industry on the Blues, and analyze the influence that technology has had on both.