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MUSC 2150
Shannon Carter

Week 6Textbook pg190229CHAPTER 5 American Responses19641966Despite Beatlemania and the invasion of British groups American pop acts continued to have success in the 60s including the Phil Spector Beach Boys etc New musical styles in American pop emerged as a response folk rock being one of the most obvious responsesFolk rock took the strumming and singing style of folk with added Beatles like electric guitars bass drums keyboardsNew music after 1964 moved to Los Angeles the Hollywoodbased television industry was getting startedThe Monkees direct answer to the BeatlesFolk Rock1960 Bob Dylan came from Minnesota to New Yorks Greenwich VillageSkilled performer and songwriter inspirations from his idol Woody GuthrieFolk music tended to rework familiar music with new lyrics and talk about social injusticeDylan began to talk about hes feelings through song lyrics instead1965 Dylan started controversy within the folk industry when he started using more electric instruments Many felt he had sold out to popthUsed his song Positively 4 Street to criticize the folk establishment that he had felt were hypocritesthPositively 4 StreetBob DylanoSimple verse formoVerse after verse all based on same harmonic patternoStatic instrumentals ensure that the focus of the song is on the lyricsoDylan sounds angry at the end of the songMr Tambourine ManThe Byrds oVersion of Bob Dylans song was the first folkrock hit was Americans response to the British invasion oAdded an electric twelvestring guitar influences from the Beatles Dylan the Kingston trio and surf music for a transAtlantic numberoHit the top of US and UK music chartsoBrings together folk revival Dylans song girl groups surf music electric 12string inspired by A Hard Days Night o2 minute length was tradition for pop singles in 1965ooddof measuresocontrasting versechoruso44 time signatureSimon and Garfunkel Go ElectricThe Sounds of Silence best song to show transition from folk into folk rock
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