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Book Report The Art of Rock and Roll The book The Art of Rock and Roll by Charles T Brown basically proposes methods for analyzing music and anyone who reads the books should be able to develop techniques for listening to music and making legitimate statements about it It treats rock and roll as a serious art form and traces it cultural roots throughout the book Chapter one discusses the elements of rock and makes four assumptions Assumption one states that rock is a legitimate art form An art form is defined as a creative act that springs from the artists experience as it reflects or reacts against society It then states that acculturation a process by which a certain people are influenced by a foreign culture changed the Afro-Americans from their original culture to one that was a mixture of US influences and African roots which played a large part in the way rock and roll sounds today Brown proves rock is a legitimate art form by talking about its audience and its lasting power Assumption two states that rocks roots are in folk jazz and pop music Musicians who first started rock and roll must have had something to base their music on which turned out to be primarily folk jazz and pop They simple changed the pattern and style of that music and started forming rock Assumption three states that it is just as valid to study rock and roll as European classical music Rock will prove to be a valid means of producing competent musicians and that it demands the same type of performance as in any musical form Since it is a valid way in which to study music in general it is just as valid to start with rock as starting anywhere else Assumption four states that simple musical analysis of
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