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Rock Music Styles: A History blends musical commentary into an historical and social framework as it traces the development of rock music from its roots in the blues, country, gospel, and other pre-rock music through the decades to the most contemporary styles of rock music. The book features a series of detailed listening guides that explore examples of the genre in significant musical detail, enabling students to connect the popular music of yesterday with that of today.

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Charlton (Music, Mount San Antonio College) surveys rock music from its origins as an amalgam of blues, gospel, and country influences to its more recent stylistic incarnations during the 1990s. Besides examining the origins and development of styles such as psychedelic rock, punk rock, and hip-hop, the author places rock's development into historical and social context. This new edition features updated listening guides and additional Billboard chart information, as well as the reorganization of some material in order to clarify the connections between musical styles. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About 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.

Table of Contents

1. Early Roots of Rock Music

1950s Introduction

2. The Blues and Rhythm and Blues Roots of Rock

3. Gospel and Country Roots of Rock

4. Early Rock and Roll

1960s Introduction

5. Teen-Styled Rock Music

6. Soul and Motown

7. The British Invasion: The Beatles versus the Stones

8. The British Invasion Continues and America Reacts

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

10. Psychedelic Rock

1970s Introduction

11. Country and Southern Rock

12. Jazz-Rock Styles

13. Hard Rock and Heavy Metal

14. Progressive and Glitter Rock

15. Ska and Reggae

16. Punk Rock and New Wave

17. Funk and Disco

1980s Introduction

18. Hip-Hop and Rap

19. MTV

20. Other Rock Styles of the Eighties

1990s and early 2000s Introduction

21. Rock in the Nineties and Early Two-Thousands

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Charlton, Katherine
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Music-Rock History
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10.800 x 8.500 x 0.600 in 1.680 lb

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