#1
So a friend and I are taking this History of Rock music course at a local community college. It's a distance learning class, which means that the classes aren't held on campus. The "curriculum" is made up of a series of time life dvds, and a book by rolling stone. There are only two tests throughout the class. The first one is based entirely off the dvds, and the second entirely off the book. I think that's dumb, but that's not what I'm complaining about. Basically, the dvds talk about the different eras of rock music up to the late 70's, and have several interviews with a variety of people. One of the things we are going to be tested over is those interviews. So basically, we have to memorize what every person said. It might just be one person saying "Rock and roll is awesome". There are over 200 quotes to memorize. I don't even get how that's possible. That's also not the only thing we're tested over for the dvds.

Anyone else think that it's stupid? I'll be happy if I can get a passing grade..
#3
yeah it is a cool class. it'd be better if it were well organized though.
#5
Sounds stupid because its using a book published by Rolling Stone. I had little respect for those tools anyways and then they published their list of the top 100 guitarists of all time... after you read that you're a moron to have any respect for those retards.
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#6
I had one of those in high school. I corrected my teacher every ten minutes, and when it came down to talking about the Seattle Scene, and 90s alternative, I insisted she let me teach the class. She DID let me talk more than usual, and didn't write me up for saying she was wrong..
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just write them on a piece of paper and leave it under you and adjust your self while sitting (meaning move over so you can see the paper) and ta-da you have offically cheated on a test and chances of getting caught are slim
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I had one of those in high school. I corrected my teacher every ten minutes, and when it came down to talking about the Seattle Scene, and 90s alternative, I insisted she let me teach the class. She DID let me talk more than usual, and didn't write me up for saying she was wrong..


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Sounds stupid because its using a book published by Rolling Stone. I had little respect for those tools anyways and then they published their list of the top 100 guitarists of all time... after you read that you're a moron to have any respect for those retards.



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Sounds stupid because its using a book published by Rolling Stone. I had little respect for those tools anyways and then they published their list of the top 100 guitarists of all time... after you read that you're a moron to have any respect for those retards.


totally... After I saw Kurt Cobain at 12 and Eddie Van Halen at 80-somethin I lost all respect for em.
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#14
They should teach you guys using the book I've been writing in my spare time. It's called, "If you don't like my opinion, you're a moron with bad taste." In my book, I clearly explain which bands sucked since the late thirties, and which ones are off the chain. The best part is that when you get tired of hearing me piss and moan about bands that are actually pretty good, you also get a great education in television shows that have puppets, because I tend to go off topic a lot. Just like every good rock journalist should.

Seriously, has anyone ever read a biography where the author didn't just start talking about completely unrelated stuff? That Layne Staley biography started talking about goats and some point..
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a History of Rock music course? sounds cool

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Yeah that sounds like a **** class to me. sorry man. tough it out though, and it sounds like you'll at least get a B.
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#16
Yup, sounds rediculous.Roling stone and time life dont exactly have the best insights into rock and roll...
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They should teach you guys using the book I've been writing in my spare time. It's called, "If you don't like my opinion, you're a moron with bad taste." In my book, I clearly explain which bands sucked since the late thirties, and which ones are off the chain. The best part is that when you get tired of hearing me piss and moan about bands that are actually pretty good, you also get a great education in television shows that have puppets, because I tend to go off topic a lot. Just like every good rock journalist should.

Seriously, has anyone ever read a biography where the author didn't just start talking about completely unrelated stuff? That Layne Staley biography started talking about goats and some point..


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Yeah, it's a pretty amazing read.

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#21
use some smart learning instead of memorization? The instructor obviously wants you to see each musician as representing something based on each interview. Just figure out what each persona is supposed to represent and the questions will be easy. It's stupid to try memorize every point they say. It's like reading an article, you don't memorize everything, you pick out the main points and the overall meaning.

The tests sound pretty reasonable to me.
That said, the texts you're using sound pretty limited and kinda lame.
#22
im taking a music appreciation class at high school. We started at ancient greece and just got to fifties rock. Our teacher has this text book actually designed for the class i dont know why yoour teacher is making learn form dumbass documentaries and rolling stone.
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#23
I took a History of Rock class in college and it was great. I also took History of Jazz. Good stuff. Really broadened my musical horizons.
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use some smart learning instead of memorization? The instructor obviously wants you to see each musician as representing something based on each interview. Just figure out what each persona is supposed to represent and the questions will be easy. It's stupid to try memorize every point they say. It's like reading an article, you don't memorize everything, you pick out the main points and the overall meaning.

The tests sound pretty reasonable to me.
That said, the texts you're using sound pretty limited and kinda lame.

You're probably right, but the thing is a lot of people seem to represent the same thing. There are several people that mentioned something to the effect of "black music broke down racial barriers" on one episode. It just seems like a waste.

edit: @dirk, yeah that's what i like about this. i didn't know much about the rock and roll bands of the 50's, but they're really good.