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.


479 Pieces

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Tribute albums to big name artists can be good or bad and this discussion goes in depth as to what makes or breaks them.

Bought by WOUB, KSRQ, WYAP, KRSC, KWIT and more


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week we explore the new technology of old records and find out if HD vinyl will be a success.

Bought by KWIT, WOUB, WYAP, KSRQ, KRSC and more


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week we find out why some famous rock songs were intentionally recorded out of tune.

Bought by KWIT, WOUB, Goat Radio, WYAP, KRSC and more


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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These hits from back in the day may offend audiences today.

Bought by KWIT, WOUB, KSRQ, WYAP, KRSC and more


  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The CD is going the way of the cassette and 8-track and here is why.

Bought by WSGE, KWIT, WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP and more


  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we dive deep into the phenomenon of tone deafness and hear from a few musicians who seem to have it.

Bought by KSRQ, KWIT, WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP and more


  • Added: Apr 25, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we feature music from the daughters of famous musicians.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, KSRQ, WYAP, KWIT and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we explore the implications of the largest radio corporation filing for bankruptcy.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, KSRQ, WYAP, KTRL and more


  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we explore some of the wonderful degree programs that celebrate the more esoteric side of music.

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KWIT, WOUB, KSKQ, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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It's a celebration of April Fool's Day with a list of songs that include the word "Fool" in their title.

Bought by WOUB, KSRQ, KSKQ, WYAP, KRSC and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we spotlight those rock musicians who changed their ways to pursue Christed lives.

Bought by KSKQ, KSRQ, WYAP, KRSC, KTRL and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week we explore the gender pay gap in the rock industry.

Bought by KWIT, WOUB, KSKQ, KSRQ, WYAP and more


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we find out what key signatures are, why we need them, and how they help us rock.

Bought by KWIT, WOUB, KWIT, KSRQ, KSKQ and more


  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we try to explain why the top touring bands are classic rockers.

Bought by WOUB, KWIT, KSKQ, KSRQ, WYAP and more


  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we cast a spotlight on the rock scene in Mexico.

Bought by WOUB, KWIT, KSKQ, KSRQ, WYAP and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Learn everything you'd like to know about alternative tunings in the rock archive.

Bought by WOUB, KRSC, KTRL, KWIT, KSKQ and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week we put the mic in front of the speakers and hear the beauty of feedback.

Bought by WOUB, KWIT, KSKQ, KSRQ, WYAP and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we explore the vast innovations of Les Paul.

Bought by WOUB, KWIT, KSRQ, WYAP, KRSC and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week we find out whether or not it's true that the guitar is the world's most popular instrument.

Bought by WOUB, KWIT, KSRQ, WYAP, and KTRL


  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we feature rock songs that were recorded without an amplifier.

Bought by WOUB, KWIT, KSKQ, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5