1. To provide student an opportunity to learn about the black musical experience in America.
2. To guide student to the discovery of the contributions of blacks in various fields of music.
3. To help student discard any myths or fears that black contributions to the American music scene have been few or insignificant.
OBJECTIVES FOR STUDENTS
Student’s will be able to:
1. Cite the contributions made by certain blacks to music.
2. Critically place these contributions in their respective places within the universal spectrum of contributions to American music.
3. Form opinions on the basis of materials read.
4. Evaluate information and ideas and apply them to other situations whether musical or not.
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
The music of the 1960’s including Gospel, Blues, Jazz and Rhythm and Blues
by LeRoi Jones
by LeRoi Jones
Black American Music
by Hilda Roach
The Spirituals and the Blues
by James Cone
Blues from the Delta
by William Ferris
The Sound of Soul
by Phyl Garland
Famous Negro Music Makers by
The Story of the Blues
by Paul Oliver
Readings can be assigned ahead of time even if readings are to be done in classroom. Vocabulary work must be done on a daily basis. It is suggested that reports or essays be done in ink and in cursive.
AUDIO AND VISUAL AIDS
Cassette and Video programs compiled by Institute fellow will be available soon.
Suggestions arrange lecture from representative of a reputable record company. Assembly programs featuring local artists can be planned. Trip to recording studio could be a possibility if money is granted from school.
Questionnaire or critical review by students at end of unit.