Rock Music Styles: A History

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Rock Music Styles blends musical commentary into an historical framework as it traces the styles of Rock music from its roots in country and blues to the most contemporary trends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780697030504
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/28/1989
  • Pages: 304

Meet the Author

Katherine Charlton Calkins teaches in the music department at Mt. San Antonio College where she spent eight years on the all-college general education committee and then served as chair of the music department for the following ten years. During a yearlong sabbatical in 2007-2008 she studied women composers and compiled biographies, recordings, and listening guides, which she made available to her colleagues to help them add more women to their music appreciation and history classes. As a performer, she has a degree in classical guitar from California State University at Fullerton. She toured in Southern France and Tuscany, playing lute with an early music group led by her late, first husband Andrew Charlton and his friend Gloria Ramsey, both well known in the field of early music. Calkins also played percussion and toured in Japan with the CSUF Wind Ensemble. She got her M.A. in music history and has continued with further graduate study in that same field. As a teacher, she started the guitar program at Mt. San Antonio College, where she continues to teach music history, music appreciation, and history of rock music. Her first book, Rock Music Styles: A History, is now out in its sixth edition, published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Experience Music is her second book.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Roots of Rock Music
1. American Popular Music Before Rock and Roll
2. The Blues Roots of Rock Music
3. Gospel, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, and Country Roots of Rock
The Fifties
4. Classic Rockers
The Sixties
5. Pop-Styled Rock
6. Soul Styles
7. The British Invasion: The Beatles vs. The Stones
8. The Second Wave of the British Invasion and the American Reaction
9. Folk Rock
10. Psychedelic Rock
The Seventies
11. Singer/Songwriters
12. Country and Southern Rock
13. Jazz Rock and Fusion
14. Art Rock
15. Hard Rock and Heavy Metal
16. Glitter and Glam
17. Punk Rock and New Wave
18. Ska and Reggae
19. Funk and Disco
The Eighties
20. Hip-Hop and Rap
21. MTV and Super Stars of the Eighties
The Nineties and Early Two-Thousands
22. Major Trends of the Eighties and Nineties
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