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This research guide serves as a resource for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Education Department course, Ambassador to the Orchestra: The Arranger in Rock and Roll. For additional information on the course and for more teacher resources, see http://rockhall.com/education/distance-learning/courses/ambassador/
It often seems that the worlds of popular music and classical music are miles apart, drawing on different histories, different musical practices, and different instrumentation. But the classical orchestra has played an important part in rock and roll culture. Classically trained musicians such as David Blumberg, Arif Mardin, Michael Kamen, and George Martin became some of the most successful producers and arrangers in popular music, helping to bring the sounds of the orchestra into rock and roll. In this class, students will listen to and examine the music of Maxwell, Dusty Springfield, Metallica, and the Beatles and will view exclusive interview clips with arrangers. The class concludes with an activity in which students help to arrange a piece of music using computer music software, after which they get to hear the results of their work.
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