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What's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History (Second Edition)
The expertise and extensive musical background of John Covach are evident in his innovative textbook entitled What's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History (Second Edition), ISBN 9780393932294. This book offers students inventive listening guides, which are available in both print and electronic forms, as well as a wonderfully visually...
The expertise and extensive musical background of John Covach are evident in his innovative textbook entitled What's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History (Second Edition), ISBN 9780393932294. This book offers students inventive listening guides, which are available in both print and electronic forms, as well as a wonderfully visually appealing graphic design program. Boasting an all-inclusive and appealing introduction to rock history, students will be blown away by the coverage of historic and contemporary aspects of rock. A myriad of effective instructional strategies and text features are highlighted in this text including clear definitions of musical terms and sections entitled "Backstage passes" which give some interesting tidbits on concerts of major bands. Students and music lovers will appreciate the background information provided on the culture and society of each decade of music as well as a look into the various artists and the evolution of different genres. The musical genius behind the textbook What's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History (Second Edition) is that of John Covach. He received his Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Michigan and was also a Fulbright student in Vienna, Austria in 1987-88. Currently, Covach serves as a Professor of Music, University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music where he 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. Covach is also a highly decorated professional receiving several teaching awards and citations. On top of his teaching accomplishments in the world of music, he is a seasoned writer serving as co-editor of Understanding Rock, American Rock and the Classical Music Tradition, as well as Institutions, Traditions, and American Popular Music. His extensive writing on twentieth-century music, popular music, and the philosophy of music has appeared in numerous books and journals.
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