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MUS 113 Roots of American Folk Music 1cr

This class traces the roots and branches of America folk music beginning with the early settlers in the southern Appalachian mountains. Students will learn the history and the songs showing how black and white music traditions merged to create uniquely American music including blues, spirituals, ragtime, music of the minstrels, Civil War, cowboys, outlaws, railroad, Tin Pan Alley, ballads, old-time, bluegrass, and gospel. No prerequisites.