Course Description

IN PERSON: This course could have been titled Stop, Hey, What's That Sound?, which is a lyric from the Buffalo Springfield tune "For What It's Worth," released in 1966. That's because, during this six-week course, we will explore some of the most distinctive and uniquely talented musical performers who have surfaced in the last 60 years. We will spend one week each on horns and reeds, guitar, bass, harmonica, drums and keyboard, and listen to and/or view performances by some of the greats. Many of them have a style and sound that is instantly recognizable to their fans, and even to the more casual listeners among us. While much of the music we'll cover will be from the 1960s and 1970s and might be categorized as rock music, we won't focus on one era, one time period or one genre. After listening to each artist, class participants will be encouraged to share their reactions to what they heard and comment as to whether that artist might or might not appear on their own personal best list. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 24.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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Section Title
Playin' in the Band: The Best Rock Musicians of the Last 60 Years
Classroom - In Person
1:30PM to 3:30PM
Sep 13, 2023 to Oct 18, 2023
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Please note: The recommended book is for those who wish to know more and is not required.

Required supplies/fee: Although entirely optional, a Spotify Premium account is recommended. The Spotify account is available for a one month free trial and $9.99 per month thereafter if you choose to continue. Each week the instructor will publish a Spotify playlist to expand on what is covered in class for you to explore on your own. With your own account, you’ll be able to play entire playlists in sequence, or skip songs as you choose, and not have to deal with any annoying ads.

Recommended reading:
Susan Rogers and Ogi Ogas, "This Is What It Sounds Like" (9780393541250)

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