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  • Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: W W Norton; 3rd Revised edition edition (Jan. 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393912043
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393912043
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
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About the Author

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. 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.

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HASH(0x9fcef63c) out of 5 stars Great Content, But Expensive June 15 2013
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A very good adjunct to the Coursera course "History of Rock - Part One." Not really needed to get through the course. Large format (8 x 10) paperback, about 600 pages including Index and Glossary. High price is the only negative.
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HASH(0x9fcef888) out of 5 stars Also needed for class... Dec 7 2012
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turned out to be one the best investments I've ever made for a class. So glad now that I didn't rent it because it is definitely something that anyone who appreciates music like myself will want in their collection.
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HASH(0x9fcefac8) out of 5 stars Had to get this book for class.. Nov. 5 2012
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but I actually really like it. It's interesting and I love the listening sections. I enjoy learning about music, so this is a keeper for me!
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Love this book!!! It is a great addition to the course on coursera.org. I have learned so much about rock and roll than I ever knew before.
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The book is a great read and has a heap of great infomation and great references very user freindly and enjoyable