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Past Event

Adult Education Series

Roots of Rock ’n’ Roll, Part II

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Dec. 1, Dec. 8 & Dec. 15 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

When the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame nominations occur every year, the debate resumes: just what is rock? Instead of drawing from one genre, rock ’n’ roll draws from several, all combining to create a sumptuous gumbo that rapidly captured the world’s imagination.

Part two of the Roots of Rock ’n’ Roll course – a three-session virtual course taught by Kit O’Toole – continues exploring the foundations of the genre, this time exploring country, folk, and skiffle. How these art forms influenced both American and British artists will be studied in terms of instrumentation, singing style, and composition. In addition to multimedia presentations, class discussion and activities will enable attendees to identify the essential elements of rock.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.