Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development
For courses in Rock (or Pop) Music for the (non-music) major; also for American Popular Music/Culture courses. Specifically geared to the non-music major, this text covers the history of rock music from its roots to its most recent trends, with the emphasis on rock as a musical style. It deals with each musical parameter (rhythm, harmony, melody, form, texture) as it applies to rock music, and provides thorough historical detail and social context for the various rock styles presented.
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