What's That Sound? An Introduction to Rock and Its History

ISBN-10: 039393229X
ISBN-13: 9780393932294
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: John Covach, Covach
List price: $74.55
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Description: The Second Edition of What’s That Sound? offers a balanced, insightful look at the evolution of rock music from its roots to the present. With innovative listening guides (both print and electronic), a rich visual program, and a strong support  More...

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List price: $74.55
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 602
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

The Second Edition of What’s That Sound? offers a balanced, insightful look at the evolution of rock music from its roots to the present. With innovative listening guides (both print and electronic), a rich visual program, and a strong support package, the text gives students a comprehensive and engaging introduction to rock history.

John Covach (Professor of Music, University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music) received his Bachelor of Music (1983), Master of Music (1985), and PhD (1990) in music theory from the University of Michigan. He was also a Fulbright student in Vienna, Austria, in 1987-88. The recipient of several teaching awards and citations, Professor Covach teaches theory and analysis as well as courses in popular music. Since 1993, he has taught large lecture courses on rock at University of North Texas, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and University of Rochester, and has lectured across North America and Europe. He is coeditor of Understanding Rock (Oxford 1997), American Rock and the Classical Music Tradition (Harwood 2000), and Institutions, Traditions, and American Popular Music (Harwood 2000). His extensive writings on twentieth-century music, popular music, and the philosophy of music have appeared in numerous books and journals. Professor Covach also maintains an active career as a performing and recording musician.

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