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

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ISBN-10: 0393624145

ISBN-13: 9780393624144

Edition: 5th 2018

Authors: John Covach, Andrew Flory

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The #1 text and digital media package, What's That Sound? helps students understand rock first and foremost as music, emphasizing concepts and listening skills. In addition, rich analysis of the forces that shaped this vibrant style help readers connect the music with its cultural and historical context. With the fifth edition, the media package for the most authoritative, comprehensive survey of rock is augmented by a NEW Spotify-integrated ebook.
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Book details

Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/11/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

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…    

Andy Flory (Carleton College), a Motown expert, assisted John Covach at UNC Chapel Hill in teaching one of the largest rock history courses in the world. Flory has witnessed the textbook's development--from conception through two published editions--and he has taught rock history to several hundred students in large lecture halls, online sections, and small sections at Carleton. He brings to this edition close consultation with Covach, classroom experience, emerging professional credentials, and youthful vigor.