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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 3030 - Traditional American Improvised Styles

Credits: 3 (3 + 0)

Prerequisite(s): MUS 1210 or MUS 1000; or permission of instructor

Description: This course examines the music and musicians that contribute to the development of improvisation in American folk music outside of the tradition of Jazz. This course surveys the phenomenon of “Americana,” music which is derived from the various forms of American roots music, comprised of the wide variety of cultural practices found in the United States. The blues, bluegrass, Appalachian music, and other culturally varied forms of American improvised music are covered.

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