Professor Fred Lieberman
Dates to Remember
Class meets: T-Th 2:00-3:45 in the New Music Center Recital Hall.
Lab session: T 4:00-6:00 in the same room.
Please note: no food, drink, or bicycles are permitted in the new hall!
Fred Lieberman: Office Porter D-167.
Note: Best way to contact is via E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Campbell. And the Beat Goes On. Schirmer, 1996. REQUIRED
Michael Campbell. CD's or cassettes to accompany the text. REQUIRED
Greil Marcus. Mystery Train. 3 Ed. Plume, 1990. REQUIRED
Michael Fink. Inside the Music Industry. Schirmer, 1996. RECOMMENDED
Keith Negus. Producing Pop. Arnold, 1992. RECOMMENDED
Robert Burnett. The Global Jukebox. Routledge, 1996. RECOMMENDED
Dates To Remember
April 17, Quiz 1 May 1, Midterm May 22, Quiz 2 (all Thursdays)
FINAL is Monday, June 9, 8:00&endash;11:00 AM
May 27 is an Exchange Day: meet your regular Monday classes, not 80H.
Reading and Listening Assignments (have completed by date)
April 8: Campbell, Ch. 1-3.
April 15: Campbell, Ch. 4-5.
April 22: Campbell, Ch. 6-7.
April 29: Campbell, Ch. 8-10.
May 6: Campbell, Ch. 11-13.
May 13: Campbell, Ch. 14; Marcus, pp. 1-35.
May 20: Campbell, Ch. 15-16; Marcus, pp. 39-64.
May 27: Campbell, Ch. 17-18; Marcus, pp. 65-119.
June 3: Campbell, Ch. 19-20; Marcus, pp. 120-177.
You will be responsible for listening materials that accompany the Campbell text; you may purchase CD's or cassettes for study at home, or you may listen to them at the Media Center on the 1st Floor of McHenry Library. There will be an additional cassette in the Media Center containing required examples from Campbell that are not in the published set. You will also be responsible for listening to the cassettes accompanying the Marcus text, if you are not already thoroughly familiar with the songs he discusses. There will be one cassette for each chapter of Marcus at the Media Center. Copyright restrictions prevent personal copying of these tapes, so leave plenty of time to listen to them at the library--don't try to cram in listening just before tests, since a) it won't work; and b) you won't be able to get a listening space, since the Media Center will be overcrowded.
All tests will be open note (not open book). Tests will be multiple choice, and will cover materials in the texts, lectures, music, and films presented in class and lab sessions, and music on the required listening tapes. About 1/3 of the points on each test will be based on listening: aural identification of forms, instruments, styles, artists, periods.
You will need four large-size Scantron forms (one for each test), and a supply of #2 pencils. If you forget a Scantron form, the TAs will have a small supply, which they will sell at grossly inflated prices.
Grading (Pass/No Pass only) is based on a cumulative point score. There is no "passing" score for any individual test&emdash;only the combined total of all tests will be used to determine the grade. 210 points are required to Pass. Quiz 1 and 2 will have 50 points each; the Midterm 100 points; the Final 150 points.
IMPORTANT NOTE!: because of the size of the class no early or makeup exams will be given; all exams will be given at the scheduled times; and no Incomplete grades will be permitted. FAQ
Q. What if I'm sick in bed and miss a test?
A. IF 1) you bring a written note from your physican or College Academic Preceptor AND IF 2) your work on other tests has averaged 60% or higher, you will be permitted to do an extra-credit research paper.
This does NOT apply to the Final Exam. If you miss this for any reason, the points you have earned will carry over to the next quarter in which this course is offered, and you may register for Credit By Petition and take the Final at with the rest of the class in that quarter.
Q. I don't have an e-mail account, what should I do?
A. E-mail is necessary in this course. Get a free account NOW. To sign up for an account go to any computing lab on campus and ask the consultant (or another student) to help you. The account will be activated in a day or so.
Next, the consultant will show you how to send and read e-mail. The first thing to do is send an e-mail to me with your name, student number, and computer account name. Then be sure to check your mail regularly, which you can do from any terminal on campus, or from home (if you or a friend have a computer + modem + telephone line).
Q. Why do I need an e-mail account? Jeez, this is supposed to be a music class!
A. I'm glad you asked that question. 1) It will save paper--and in this class, that's a few trees' worth. 2) I will be sending announcements about the class regularly--such as the names and call numbers of videos shown in class or lab sessions, additional readings, etc. 3) E-mail will be the only advance notice of special guests (you wouldn't want to accidently miss class on the day Eddie Vedder or Luther Vandross is guest lecturer, would you?) 4) Test results will be e-mailed to you immediately, usually on the day following the test. 5) I'm available via e-mail to answer any questions that come up; if it's a personal question, I'll reply personally; if it's of general interest, I'll send a note to everyone. 6) If you learn to surf the Web (easy once you've mastered e-mail) you can explore all sorts of cool sites, such as Santa Cruz's own Internet Underground Music Archive, or the Madonna fan club; I'll be posting some URL's (web addresses) of interesting sites, including reliable and cheap sources for ordering CD's, various bands' homepages, and so on.
Q. I heard that you spend half the class talking about the Grateful Dead, and I can't stand that stuff, should I drop the course?
A. First of all, you should understand that deadphobia is a curable disease. Second, any such rumors are greatfully exaggerated. Usually, only one class session is devoted to the San Francisco psychedelic scene and the Dead, though I may choose examples from their music to illustrate one or another point, since I know it fairly well. For those who really like the Grateful Dead, I will be offering a new course next Spring (also in the Music 80 series) entirely devoted to them.