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Rock Music Styles



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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.

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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