The Great American Songbook, Volume 2: the Songwriters, the Singers, and the Songs

GENINT 721.551

Osher (50+). This course takes a look at great American music from the early-mid 20th century. Both songwriters and performing artists who have influenced American music are reviewed and discussed.

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Classroom
Starting at $115.00
As few as 6 weeks
0.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Identify influential American songwriters of the early-mid 20th century
  • Identify influential American performing artists of the early-mid 20th century
  • Analyze various musicians and music from America’s songbooks

About this course:

The music of America could have been written nowhere else. It has been fashioned by the melodies, harmonies and rhythms brought to this country by men and women from around the world and miraculously transformed by their sons and daughters into songs that have inspired generations and have seen us through good times and bad. It is our heritage. It is our legacy. The second volume of the Songbook features songwriters: Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn, Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz, Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn, and others. Performing artists include: Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Mel Tormé, Tony Martin, Rosemary Clooney, and more. The Great American Songbook is our country’s gift to the world … and what a gift it is.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Wednesday 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Instructor: Steve Barri
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Fee:
$115.00
11 days left. Enroll by Oct 3, 2018
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Plus members pay only $34 for this course. 

Visitors not permitted. No refund after October 4.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 4, 2018
Schedule
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Date
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Lecture
Wed Oct 3, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Lecture
Wed Oct 10, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Lecture
Wed Oct 17, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Lecture
Wed Oct 24, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Lecture
Wed Oct 31, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC
Lecture
Wed Nov 7, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121ABC

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