Rock School

Series produced by KSLU

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Rock School is a weekly, insightful and energetic showcase of the music, history, laws and culture of rock-n-roll hosted by music historian Joe Burns , Ph.D. and his wife Tammy.

Rock School is a weekly, hour-long lecture by music historian, Dr. Joe Burns. No topic is off the table. In the over a decade the show has been on air, Rock School has talked about everything from simple music lists to music in society, the audio production side of the business and just about every legal area you can imagine.

Hosted by Dr. Joe Burns and his wife Tammy, Rock School is recorded and produced in Joe's home studio and sent out through Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA from the studios of KSLU public radio.


618 Pieces

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This week we hear from a pro classical guitarist and how the instrument is used throughout rock.

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we continue to celebrate the milestone anniversaries that will happen this year.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week we celebrate the milestone anniversaries that will happen this year.

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week we pay tribute to those musicians who passed away in 2017.

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Today we tell the story of the kid's parody of Jingle Bells and we hear music from this year's Radio Informer compilation disc.

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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How Joe and Tammy made their Christmas album and how you can make an album too.

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The best music from this year was created by people who were 70 years old or older.

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Lots of people are gaming Spotify for money. Here's how they're doing it and what it's doing to the very popular streaming site (continued).

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Lots of people are gaming Spotify for money. Here's how they're doing it and what it's doing to the very popular streaming site.

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Everything you need to know about the most inspirational woman in rock history.

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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It's clowns, candy, fortune telling, and much more on this Halloween episode.

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Following the discovery that music can cure hangovers, we feature some of the best tracks to calm your post-party illnesses.

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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All about the recent Las Vegas Shooting from a music industry perspective.

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week we explore the crossover from rock star to Broadway.

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we crack the case of the first song with distortion.

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we discuss live performances that use tape.

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week we discover the hidden musicians heard at concerts.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week it's stories of rock stars suing fans and fans suing rock stars.

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week we discuss the curation of rock music from an AI perspective.

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The popularity and appeal of the electric guitar has been on the decline for a while. This week we find out why.

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5