On the History of Rock Music follows the development of rock music from its origins up to the present time. It focuses on the relationship between the sound, improvisations and rhythms in particular styles, and gives specific attention to the development of rhythm. The beat-offbeat principle, polyrhythms and polymetrics are fundamental to rock rhythm patterns, which serve as archetypes for specific rhythms. An archetype is a prototype, a model, or an innate experience of a species. Using more than 250 score examples, the author identifies the characteristic rhythmic patterns in rock styles, ranging from rock and roll, hard rock and punk rock to alternative rock, indie rock and grind core.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.02(d)|
About the Author
Yvetta Kajanová is a Professor of Musicology at Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia). She is the author of eight monographs on aesthetics and sociology of music, jazz, rock, pop music and gospel music.
Table of Contents
Contents: Alternative rock analysis – Archetype – Art rock – Black metal – Cover version – Death metal – Grind core – Hard core – Hard rock – Heavy metal – History – Improvisation – Indie rock – New wave – Punk rock – Rhythmic pattern – Rock and roll – Rock style – Speed metal – Thrash metal.