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I'm a writer, scientist, musician, inventor and lecturer. During the daytime I am advisor to the President of Shenkar College. In the evening I write children's books, satire, and "how to" manuals ("Mel's ten tips). I'm co-founder of Ourboox and married to Ourboox CEO Shuli Sapir-Nevo. אני סופר, ממציא, מרצה, מוזיקאי
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Popular Music of the Twentieth Century – Course Catalog

by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג

important, use this to help think about the songs we studied. Our shortest (one page) book

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How we can analyze the success of a song – important!

 

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A brief discussion on the course as it progressed – important

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The foundation of the course – very important – have you listened to the songs at the end?

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A comparison of songs: This Diamond Ring, Sealed with a Kiss, Save your Heart for me, Sukiyaki, covers vs. originals – important

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To what extent can popular music be analyzed? Interesting

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The importance of pitch melody and phrasing – imporant. Listen to the songs.

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Bing was more popular, now Billie is remembered while Bing has been largely forgotten. Why?  Important to give a listen.

 

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Why popular music began in 1927. Important.

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Jerome Kern – important

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Irving Berlin – interesting

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Interesting and very short!

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Cole Porter – interesting and not short

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The Gershwins – interesting

Interesting and not short

 

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Harold Arlen – interesting, short and sweet

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Sholom Secunda – interesting

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Frank Loesser – interesting

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We dig the greatest Big Bands – interesting

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interesting

 

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Oscar Nominations, thirties and forties, songs from the movies – interesting and fun. and perhaps important, too

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interesting

 

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Then we talk about musical plays concentrating on the fifties – very very important

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Celebrating the opus of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein III – interesting

 

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The King and I – Don’t forget to watch “Shall we dance”

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There may be a question here

 

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Important, of course

 

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interesting

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important!

 

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Billy Joel – short and interesting

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Old picks of famous more recent musicians – interesting

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interesting

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interesting

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important, watch examples

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interesting

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interesting

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very important, but less so for the exam

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More in the next pages!





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