History of rock and roll

History of rock and roll

3) What instrumental innovation defined the music of the New Romantics? *

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4) Name the trio of originalist DJ innovators credited with the birth of Hip Hop in the South Bronx during the late 1970s.

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Section 3: Short Essay Responses Choose only 2 Questions For Your Responses!

Please choose two (2) of the following questions (5 through 8) and provide a short response. Each answer should be 1-3 paragraphs.

5) Describe the various styles of underground music developing in and around New York City during the 1970s. What were some specific locations important to the evolution of these subgenres? What was happening within the city socially and economically during this era and how did it impact the development of these various musical genres?

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6) During the 1980s, much of the mainstream Rock and popular music of the decade reflected an overarching trend towards revivalism and nostalgia. What contributed to these trends? This nostalgia often looked back to the aesthetics of what particular era? Please cite some specific artists/examples in your response.

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7) What is Progressive Rock, and how were the bands of this subgenre unified by a common philosophy or goal despite a variance of characteristic sound? How does Prog Rock fit into a broader narrative regarding Rock music of the 1970s? What were some of the primary approaches utilized by artists to achieve the overarching goal of Progressive Rock? Please cite specific bands and/or song examples.

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8) Please provide a rough outline articulating the evolution of Punk music. Where does Punk originate? When does Punk break into the mainstream, and when it does, what tenets of the Punk tradition have been challenged or subverted altogether? What is the generational significance of Punk?

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