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1

Frank Zappa was an American...

Musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director.

2

Zappa composed 4 types of works. What are they?

1. Rock.
2. Jazz.
3. Orchestral.
4. Musique conctrete.

3

What was the name of Zappa's concept album?

Freak Out!

4

Freak Out! by Frank Zappa was one of the first rock albums to feature...

Avant garde compositional techniques and extensive experimentation.

5

Frank Zappa was influenced by ___.

Blues.

6

Frank Zappa wanted his music to become mainstream. True or false?

False.

7

Zappa was also influenced by religion. Give an example of a song that shows this.

"Catholic Girls."

8

Zappa once said that he was just as influenced by things he ___, as much as he was by things that he ___.

Hated, liked.

9

In the ___'s, rock began to be addressed seriously, like classical music, in a respectful tone.

1960's.

10

What is the difference between hot media and cool media?

Hot media is media that provides a maximum amount of information to one specific sense, while cool media provides low definition images and invites the audience to fill in the gaps.

11

There was a ___ gap in how pop culture was understood.

Generational.

12

What is a "happening"?

A scheduled event, there there is little organized, but is staged. There is little material, but it is expanded upon.

13

Give an example of a "happening."

The Grateful Dead concerts.

14

What are the 3 revolutionary pop festivals and when did they occur?

1. Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.
2. Woodstock in 1969.
3. Altamont in 1969.

15

What is characteristic about the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967?

Jimi Hendrix and Janice Joplin took off from there.

16

What is characteristic about the Woodstock Festival in 1969?

A hippie festival, with a hippie love vibe.

17

What is characteristic about the Altamont Festival in 1969?

A festival that tried to recreate Woodstock, but failed miserably. Hell's Angels ran security, did not work out. Hippie "happening" did not work.

18

What are the 3 new publications in the 1960's (including publication year) that talked about rock seriously, like classical or jazz music?

1. Crawdaddy, 1966.
2. Rolling Stone, 1967.
3. Creem, 1968.

19

Heavy metal and hard rock developed as an antithesis to the...

Singer-songwriter movement.

20

How was heavy metal and hard rock distinguished from rock, or the music of Hendrix, Joplin, and Jeff Beck Group?

By their interest in replacing the "peace loving" idealism of folk/rock and psychedelia with an emphasis on visceral power, aggression, and heightened sexual imagery.

21

What is a power chord?

Only contains the root and the fifth, omitting the third of the chord. Emits a very hollow sound (missing the middle note).

22

Give an example of a piece that pulled techniques from the past.

Aerosmith's "Dream On" had a full orchestra.

23

What are xome examples of heavy metal or hard rock bands?

Kiss, Journey, Aerosmith, Purple Hearts.