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Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development, 8th edition

  • Scott D. Lipscomb
Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development

ISBN-13: 9780134899084

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8th edition

Published by Pearson (November 30th 2019) - Copyright © 2020


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For courses in Introduction to Rock Music

An introduction to the sound and social influence of rock music
Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development
introduces the various elements of this enduring musical style, while emphasizing the genre’s role as an influential social factor for more than five decades. In addition to detailing the biographies, discographies, and accomplishments of major rock artists and bands, author Scott Lipscomb focuses on the sound of the music being discussed to assist the reader in developing analytical listening skills and a comprehensive musical vocabulary. Thoroughly updated to reflect recent events and recordings, the 8th Edition offers new features that better enable active listening.


Table of contents

1. The Roots of Rock
2. The Emergence of Rock and Roll
3. 1950s-style Rock and Roll
4. Transitional Styles of Rock in the Early 1960s
5. The Beatles
6. The British Invasion
7. Folk Music and Folk Rock
8. Soul and Motown
9. San Francisco
10. Jazz Rock
11. Art Rock
12. Mainstream Rock
13. The Continuing Fragmentation of Rock
14. (Heavy) Metal
15. Dance Music
16. Rap and Hip-Hop
17. Alternative Styles
18. An Overview and an Editorial

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