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Overview

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: 9780073121628
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/30/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Charlton Calkins is returning to the position of chair of the music department at Mt. San Antonio College in fall, 2008, after having had a full-year sabbatical to study music by women composers. As a performer, she has a degree in classical guitar and has toured in Southern France and Tuscany playing lute with an early music group with her late, first husband Andrew Charlton. She also played percussion in the California University at Fullerton Wind Ensemble when they toured in Japan. She got her M.A. degree 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 in 1974, where she continues to teach music history and appreciation. She began to teach a course in the history of rock music in the early nineteen-eighties and decided to try writing her own book because she did not really like any that were available at that time. That book, Rock Music Styles: A History was published in its first edition in 1990 and is now out in its fifth edition, published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Her second book, Experience Music, also published by McGraw-Hill, will be out in its second edition summer of 2008.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 – Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley, and Jazz Roots of Rock

Ragtime

Tin Pan Alley

The Beginnings of Jazz in New Orleans

Swing Dance Bands

The Beginnings of Rock and Roll

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 2 – The Blues and Rhythm and Blues Roots of Rock


Musical Roots of the Blues

Country Blues

Classic Blues

Urban Blues

Chicago Blues

Rhythm and Blues

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Question


Ch. 3 – Gospel and Country Roots of Rock


Spirituals

Gospel Music

Doo-Wop

Country Music

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch 4 – Early Rock and Roll


Musicians with Backgrounds in Country Music

Musicians with Rhythm and Blues Backgrounds

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 5 - Teen-Styled Rock Music


The Payola Scandal

Teen Idol Pop

Brill Building Pop

Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound

Influences on the Surf Sound

The Surf Sound

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 6 - Soul and Motown


Chicago Soul

Memphis Soul

Atlantic Records

The More Commercial Style of Motown

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 7 – The British Invasion: The Beatles Versus the Stones


The Beatles

The Rolling Stones

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 8 – The British Invasion Continues and American Reacts


The Mersey Sound

The Mods

British Blues Revival Bands

American Reaction

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 9 – Folk, Folk-Rock, and Singer/Songwriters


Folk Music

Bob Dylan

Folk-Rock Music

Singer/Songwriters

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions

Ch. 10 – Psychedelic Rock


The San Francisco Sound

Psychedelic Rock beyond San Francisco

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 11 - Country and Southern Rock


Country Rock

Southern Rock

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 12 - Jazz Rock Styles


Jazz-Rock

Fusion

Other Jazz Influences on Rock

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Question


Ch. 13 – Hard Rock and Heavy Metal


Early Influences

Hard Rock

British Heavy Metal

American Heavy Metal

Speed Metal and Thrash

Death Metal

Glam Bands

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 14 – Art and Glitter Rock


Art Rock Combining Rock and Classical Instrumentation

Art Rock by Classically Trained Performers

Art Rock Influenced by Avant-Garde Trends

Art Rock with Roots in Hard Rock

Glitter Rock

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 15 – Ska and Reggae


Ska

Reggae

Ska and Reggae Influences on Rock

Ska Revival and Oi!

Dub, Dancehall, and Ragga

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 16 – Punk Rock and New Wave


Early Influences on the Development of Punk

New York Punk

British Punk

Hard-core Punk on the West Coast

“Straight Edge” punk from Washington, D.C.

American New Wave

British New Wave

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 17 – Funk and Disco


Funk

Philadelphia Soul

Disco

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 18 – Hip Hop and Rap


Hip-Hop Culture and East Coast Rap

West Coast Rap

Latino Rap

Rap Combined with Other Styles

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 19 – MTV and the Making of Superstars


Michael Jackson

Prince

Madonna

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 20 – Other Rock Styles of the Eighties


Alternative Rock from Britain

Gothic Rock

Postpunk in the United States

Industrial Rock

Summary

Terms to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Ch. 21 – Rock Styles of the Nineteen Nineties and Early

Two Thousands


Grunge Rock

Revolution Girl Style Now

Pop Punk

Jam Bands

Alternative Country

Return of Art Rock

Techno Music and Rave Culture

The DJ as Artist

Rap Rock

Summary

Term to Remember

People to Remember

Critical Thinking Questions


Glossary


Index
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  • Posted October 26, 2011

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    If you love the history of Rock 'N Roll, then you'll love this textbook!

    We had to purchase this textbook for a college class I was super-excited to take during my senior year of high school called, "The History of Rock 'N Roll". What's even better about this story is that my school paid for the class since I said I was interested in music and might make it a career choice (which was totally a lie [career choice part], but that was the only way they were going to sponsor the class!) Anywho, this book is an amazing compilation of rock music from its early beginnings onward to present day (or at least to 2003 [it was 2008 when I took the class] with Outkast as the last artists I remember seeing on the last page. It is updated every few years or so though, so I'm sure the newer versions have updated musicians and songs near the end. And if you are having to purchase this book for a class, let me just say that you are probably awesome, because there's most likely no degree that requires you to take a rock music class, and yet you still are, which says a lot about you as a person...and that is...that you're probably a whole heck of a lotta fun! Enjoy!

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