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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.
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Popular Music of the Twentieth Century – Course Catalog

by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג

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How we can analyze the success of a song – important! Also has a checklist of what we learned about music

 

2

A brief discussion on last year’s course as it progressed

 

3

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

4

To what extent can popular music be analyzed? Interesting

5

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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The Gershwins – interesting

Interesting and not short

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Cole Porter – 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

 

20

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

21

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

 

22

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

 

25

interesting

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important!

 

27

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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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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