It’s All About the Song Online with Pete Elman

It’s All About the Song Online with Pete Elman Start Date: Thursday 5/7/2020 — End Date: Thursday 7/2/2020 Admission:$150 / 8-week series or $25 / class It’s All About the Song: The Mount Olympus of American Pop-Rock Songwriters The essence of popular music is the song; whether it is folk, pop, rock, R&B, soul or country, the song is the core of the popular record. This course examines the lives and work of eight great songwriter/artists of the golden era of rock and roll. We will study the contributions of Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, the team of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Brian Wilson, the duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell. Through the use of audio, video, stories and live in-class performance, we will look at, listen to and break down the musical and lyrical components of songs by these composers, in order to better understand and appreciate the artistry, insight and social context these songwriters brought to popular music. Zoom link and course syllabus will be provided upon registration. Location: 2513 Blanding Ave Alameda Alameda Contact: Rythmix URL:

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