Tired of not knowing which bands/genres your friends are talking about? Or are you trying to find inspiration for your new musical style?
This course will guide you through the history of popular music from the 1950s to the 2000s, from Blues to Nirvana, and everything in between!
With curated Spotify playlists included, never again will you not have something to say when a conversation strikes up about music; you’ll be armed with musical trivia, facts, and knowledge of the key historical events that influenced iconic genres and artists.
Spotted the “retro” trend in music recently? Well, maybe you’ll find the “next big thing” hidden in our musical past.
Designed for anyone with an interest in popular music, for each genre you’ll learn:
Genres & artists covered include:
Rhythm & Blues
Country & Western
Rock ‘n’ Roll
Drum & Bass
Boost your curiosity, explore your passion, and develop your cultural knowledge
We can learn so much from every single genre - whether its a moral lesson from Bob Dylan and the Folk Rock movement, or a political lesson from the Sex Pistols and Punk Rock, or even a lesson in fun from the Glam Rockers.
Overview of the Course
Our course is aimed towards anyone with an interest in the history of popular music. Whether you are in a band looking for a new style/sound, or just after some tasty pop trivia to wow your friends with, this is the course for you.
As you begin the course, you’ll look at Blues, Country, and Jazz: the early influencers of of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the first true popular music genre. You’ll then be taken on an auditory adventure through time, looking at each genre under a magnifying glass, examining the key artists, characteristics, and influences.
By the end of the course you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of where popular music comes from, why it needs to exist, and you’ll have an arsenal of fun facts to share with your friends.
Jonathan Armandary taught Popular Music History at Leeds College of Music, and has toured Europe in bands, as well as being an award-winning composer.
Tomas George has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) Degree in Music Composition. He is also the creator of some of the world's most popular music production courses - with over 100,000 students
You! You and your fellow students are an integral part of the course. By sharing your favourite bands, artists, and knowledge, you’ll help yourselves and others to expand your musical horizons.
We hope that the course is right for you, and that you know what you’re signing up for, but if, for any reason, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee