CHC 2D: A Brief History of Modern Music

Since you are writing your own songs, it only seems right to talk about the history of music. Today, we will take a look at a few influential artists that have shaped  music in the 20th century. We will also trace some of the changes in music from the 1930s to today.

As we listen, consider the following:

  • what elements of the music have stayed the same?
  • how does music reflect its time?
  • how/why does music seem to push boundaries?

1930s: Robert Johnson

1950s: Elvis Presley, The Supremes

1960s: The BeatlesMarvin Gaye

1970s: Parliament, Led Zepplin


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