Z402: The Music of Frank Zappa

Indiana University - School of Music

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Syllabus



Week 1 January 9th


January 11th
Introduction
Read: Zappa - Chapters 1-5, 11-14

Freak Out!
Absolutely Free
Week 2 January 16th


January 18th
Read: Zappa - Chapter 8
Lumpy Gravy
We're Only In It for the Money

Cruising with Ruben & the Jets
Uncle Meat
Week 3 January 23rd


January 25th
Hot Rats
Burnt Weeny Sandwich

Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Week 4 January 30th


February 1st
*** EXAM 1 ***

Read: Zappa - Chapter 7
Chunga's Revenge
200 Motels
Week 5 February 6th


February 8th
Video: The True Story of 200 Motels


Movie: 200 Motels
Week 6 February 13th


February 15th
Fillmore East, June 1971
Just Another Band From L.A.

Waka/Jawaka
The Grand Wazoo
Week 7 February 20th


February 22nd
*** EXAM 2 ***

Overnite Sensation
Apostrophe
Week 8 February 27th


March 1st
Roxy And Elsewhere
One Size Fits All

You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2
Bongo Fury
Zoot Allures
Week 9 March 6th


March 8th
Zappa In New York
Studio Tan

Sleep Dirt
Orchestal Favorites
Läther
Week 10 March 20th


March 22nd
*** EXAM 3 ***


Sheik Yerbouti
Joe's Garage
Week 11 March 27th


March 29th
Tinseltown Rebellion
You Are What You Is
Shut Up 'N' Play Yer Guitar

Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch
The Man From Utopia
Them Or Us
Week 12 April 3rd


April 5th
London Symphony Orchestra Volumes 1 & 2


The Perfect Stranger
Week 13 April 10th


April 12th
*** EXAM 4 ***


Read: Zappa, Chapter 15
Thing-Fish
Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention

Week 14 April 17th



April 19th
Read: Zappa, Chapter 16-19
Francesco Zappa
Jazz From Hell
Guitar

Broadway The Hard Way
The Best Band You've Never Heard In Your Life
Week 15 April 24th


April 26th
Make a Jazz Noise Here

The Yellow Shark
Civilization Phaze III
Week 16 May 1st
5:00 - 7:00 pm
*** EXAM 5 ***

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