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Learning Rhythm through Gospel

How can Gospel music help students identify the musical concepts of beat, meter, backbeat, subdivision, and syncopation?

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Debating Cultural Appropriation

What is cultural appropriation, how does it affect Native American communities, and should it be regulated by law?

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The Teamwork Behind the Beatles

How did the input of manager Brian Epstein and record producer George Martin help The Beatles develop and refine skills that aided the band in presenting their music and personalities to a mass audience?

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Beatlemania

What were the factors that contributed to the rise of Beatlemania?

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Italian-American Vocalists Before Rock and Roll

How did the careers of Italian American vocalists in the first half of the 20th century reflect the experiences of Italian American immigrants and attitudes toward them in the wider American culture?

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The Evolution of Sound Recording

How did multitrack recording technologies enable musicians to create a form of music that could only be realized in the studio?

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The History of Music Videos

How has the relation between sound and image shifted through the history of recorded music, and how did the rise of MTV bring that relationship to a culmination of sorts?

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The Beatles Work Towards Success

How did The Beatles' rigorous work schedule during the years 1960-63 build their strengths as performers, as musicians, and as a band?

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Cleaning up the Plastic Beach

How is plastic made, how does it affect our marine environments, and how can plastic waste be eliminated?