A History of Rock Music
Author(s): Stephen K Valdez
Stephen Valdez’ A History of Rock Music, an online interactive course, encourages the reader to listen intelligently and selectively to the music with which most of us are familiar, yet about which we are curiously uninformed.
A History of Rock Music studies the music itself and examines how this music has developed over the years. Through this study, it will become apparent that the roots of rock ‘n’ roll are still running through the music that is produced today. Packaged with the online course, is a four month subscription to an online music library with access to over 6 million music selections.
A History of Rock Music:
- Includes discussion of the personalities who were influential in the development of rock music
- Examines and explains the social conditions that gave rise not only to rock music, but also to the forerunners of rock – the blues, country & western, and rhythm & blues.
- Is specifically designed for short courses (one semester or two quarters) in rock history.
- Includes 12 active listening assignments, a discussion board, glossary, and a large selection of musician biographies.
Part I: Fundamentals
Chapter 1 – Elements of Music
Part 2: Pre-Rock Resources
Chapter 2 – The Blues
Chapter 3 – Country and Western Influences
Chapter 4 – Rhythm and Blues
Part 3: Rock ‘n’ Roll Styles
Chapter 5 – Bill Haley and His Comets
Chapter 6 - New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll
Chapter 7 – Memphis Country Rock
Chapter 8 – Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll
Chapter 9 – Buddy Holly
Chapter 10 – Vocal Group Rock ‘n’ Roll
Part 4: Rock Styles
Chapter 11 – Surf Rock
Chapter 12: Soul
Chapter 13: Folk and Related Styles
Chapter 14: The British Beat Groups (Part 1)
Chapter 15: The British Beat Groups (Part 2)
Chapter 16: Singers/Songwriters
Chapter 17: Psychedelic Rock
Chapter 18: Jimi Hendrix
Chapter 19: Heavy Metal
Chapter 20: Fusions
Chapter 21: Punk Rock/Alternative