What's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History / Edition 3

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Overview

Informed by John Covach’s skills as a teacher, music theorist, and performer, What’s That Sound? provides a balanced, deeply musical look at rock from its roots to the present.
Offering strong coverage of the music business, rock’s visual culture, and contemporary music, the text is complemented by listening guides to over 70 major works.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393912043
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/19/2012
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 47,487
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John Covach (Professor of Music, University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music) received his Bachelor of Music (1983), Master of Music (1985) and Ph.D. (1990) in music theory from the University of Michigan. He was also a Fulbright student in Vienna, Austria in 1987-88. The recipient of several teaching awards and citations, Professor Covach teaches theory and analysis as well as courses in popular music. Since 1993, he has taught large-lecture courses on rock at University of North Texas, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and University of Rochester and has lectured across North America and Europe. He is co-editor of Understanding Rock (Oxford 1997), American Rock and the Classical Music Tradition (Harwood 2000), and Institutions, Traditions, and American Popular Music (Harwood 2000). His extensive writing on twentieth-century music, popular music, and the philosophy of music have appeared in numerous books and journals. Professor Covach also maintains an active career as a performing and recording musician.

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