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Rock Music Styles blends musical commentary into an historical and social framework as it traces the development of rock music from its roots in country and blues to the most contemporary trends. Through well-chosen song examples and easy-to-read listening guides, students will experience firsthand the defining characteristics of rock styles and develop the ability to make connections between the popular music of yesterday and today.

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

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 Spectors 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

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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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780073121628
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Subject:
History and criticism
Author:
Charlton, Katherine
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Rock music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Publication Date:
December 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
10.83x8.53x.59 in. 1.78 lbs.

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