Music discussion #3 | Reading homework help
respond, in your own words and thoughts, to one of the topics below. Remember that there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ opinion. It is also encouraged that you also base your response on any previous knowledge you had or any other source that you have studied, not only to what you have studied from the Modules.
- The use of drugs by musicians of the 1960s, a tradition they inherited from the older blues and jazz players, led to the birth of psychedelic music and culture. How did this music influence the development of recording studio techniques as well as musical structure?
- Many of the progressive rock musicians, unlike the previous generation of 60s rockers, had studied at universities, often in the classical music program.
Do you think that the reason progressive rock is not broadly popular today is due to the decline in the quality of education and ‘thinking’ in our contemporary society, or is it simply because most people just want to rock out and dance, instead of being challenged into “listening” to the music?
Do you feel that short-attention-span and immediate gratification, common characteristics of our times, have a role in this?