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Katherine Charlton
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April 23, 2010 0078025079 978-0078025075 6
Rock Music Styles: A History blends musical commentary into an historical and social framework as it traces the development of rock music from its roots in the blues, country, gospel, and other pre-rock music through the decades to the most contemporary styles of rock music. The book features a series of detailed listening guides that explore examples of the genre in significant musical detail, enabling students to connect the popular music of yesterday with that of today.

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About the Author

Katherine Charlton Calkins teaches in the music department at Mt. San Antonio College where she spent eight years on the all-college general education committee and then served as chair of the music department for the following ten years. During a yearlong sabbatical in 2007-2008 she studied women composers and compiled biographies, recordings, and listening guides, which she made available to her colleagues to help them add more women to their music appreciation and history classes. As a performer, she has a degree in classical guitar from California State University at Fullerton. She toured in Southern France and Tuscany, playing lute with an early music group led by her late, first husband Andrew Charlton and his friend Gloria Ramsey, both well known in the field of early music. Calkins also played percussion and toured in Japan with the CSUF Wind Ensemble. She got her M.A. in music history and has continued with further graduate study in that same field. As a teacher, she started the guitar program at Mt. San Antonio College, where she continues to teach music history, music appreciation, and history of rock music. Her first book, Rock Music Styles: A History, is now out in its sixth edition, published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Experience Music is her second book.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 6 edition (April 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0078025079
  • ISBN-13: 978-0078025075
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.4 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars fun read December 27, 2013
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i bought this book for a history of rock and roll class. it was fun to read,but i found some of the information in it was wrong. the condition it came in was not good though. it was ripped and folded
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5.0 out of 5 stars cool book to read for class October 4, 2013
By Nissey
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i needed this book for a rock n roll history class. book was very entertaining, Lots of interesting facts of the different music styles and how rock music began .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Needed for class August 29, 2013
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Needed this for a college class and liked the book's layout. It was easy to get through and offered a great overview that matched what we were discussing in class.
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4.0 out of 5 stars fun book, epic class June 2, 2013
By Pearce
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had to get this book for a history of rock music class. very fun book. if you have a chance to take this class. take it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book March 1, 2013
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This is a great book for a history of rock music. The listening guides help merge the written materials with the actual music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rock Music Styles February 5, 2013
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This book has a lot of information. It touches on a lot of history with a compact nature. The information is to the point and interesting. It does very well in pointing out the pertinent information needed for a test bank.
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