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Rock Music Styles: A History
Rock Music Styles: A History

Rock Music Styles: A History, 8th Edition

ISBN10: 125992257X | ISBN13: 9781259922572
By Katherine Charlton

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Rock Music Styles: A History, takes students on a musical journey through the development of rock music from its origins to its most contemporary styles.  Charlton uses in-depth summaries and descriptions paired with a historical background to help immerse students in different musical genres.  Learning from featured performers throughout the text and exploring important songs in new and revised Listening guides, students will be able to draw connections between musical developments throughout the decades.  The eighth edition of Rock Music Styles: A History provides students a deeper understanding and appreciation of rock music styles in the 20th century and beyond. 

Rock Music Styles: A History, 8e

CHAPTER 1: Roots of Rock Music
CHAPTER 2: Urban Blues and Rhythm and Blues
CHAPTER 3: Gospel and Country Roots of Rock
CHAPTER 4: Early Rock and Roll
CHAPTER 5: Teen-Styled Rock Music
CHAPTER 6: Soul and Motown
CHAPTER 7: The British Invasion: The Beatles versus the Stones
CHAPTER 8: The British Invasion Continues and America Reacts
CHAPTER 9: Folk, Folk-Rock, and Singer/Songwriters
CHAPTER 10: Psychedelic Rock
CHAPTER 11: Country and Jazz-Styled Rock
CHAPTER 12: Hard Rock and Heavy Metal
CHAPTER 13: Progressive and Glitter Rock
CHAPTER 14: Ska and Reggae
CHAPTER 15: Punk Rock and New Wave
CHAPTER 16: Funk and Disco
CHAPTER 17: Hip-Hop and Rap
CHAPTER 18: Pop and Alternative Styles
CHAPTER 19: Alienated and Back to the Roots Rock
CHAPTER 20: Rock in the Nineteen Nineties
CHAPTER 21: Rock in the Early Two-Thousands

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About the Author

Katherine Charlton

Katherine Charlton Calkins teaches in the music department at Mt. San Antonio College where she spent eight years on the all-college general education committee and then served as chair of the music department for the following ten years. During a yearlong sabbatical in 2007-2008 she studied women composers and compiled biographies, recordings, and listening guides, which she made available to her colleagues to help them add more women to their music appreciation and history classes. As a performer, she has a degree in classical guitar from California State University at Fullerton. She toured in Southern France and Tuscany, playing lute with an early music group led by her late, first husband Andrew Charlton and his friend Gloria Ramsey, both well known in the field of early music. Calkins also played percussion and toured in Japan with the CSUF Wind Ensemble. She got her M.A. 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, where she continues to teach music history, music appreciation, and history of rock music. Her first book, Rock Music Styles: A History, is now out in its ninth edition, published by McGraw Hill Higher Education. Experience Music is her second book.


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