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Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

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University of Florida

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Four basic themes of our course

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 40 min)
5 videos
An Art and a Business9m
A Threat to Mainstream American Culture6m
A Showcase of Technology6m
Linear Evolution8m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 120m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

In the beginning: American popular music

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 75 min)
11 videos
Part 1: Country and Rural Blues; Early Jazz9m
Part 2: The Ladies of Risque or Hokum Blues4m
Part 3: Early Male Blues and Jazz Players5m
Part 4: The Spread of Country Music9m
Part 5: Country Gains Popularity: Bob Wills and Hank Williams4m
Part 6: On the Fringes: Black (and white) gospel3m
Part 7: On the fringes: Boogie woogie and jump blues9m
Part 8: On the fringes: Bluegrass and Folk6m
Part 9: Mainstream Popular Music 16m
Part 10: Mainstream Popular Music 25m
1 practice exercise
Popular music20m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

The blues: Mississippi Ghosts 1

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 32 min)
5 videos
Charley Patton: Part 17m
Charley Patton: Part 26m
Charley Patton: Part 34m
Charley Patton: Part 43m
1 practice exercise
Mississippi Ghosts 110m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

The blues: Mississippi Ghosts 2

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 60 min)
9 videos
Robert Johnson: Part 24m
Robert Johnson: Part 37m
Robert Johnson: Part 48m
Robert Johnson: Part 54m
Lead Belly: Part 19m
Lead Belly: Part 26m
Son House: Part 17m
Son House: Part 2 2m
1 practice exercise
Mississippi Ghosts 220m

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