Rock History – The Musician’s Perspective 

will provide you with the complete history of rock music.

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About Rock History-The Musician’s Perspective


Rock History-The Musician’s Perspective is a comprehensive three-part rock music history textbook designed for college (and related) level music courses. This eighteen chapter work begins with a look at the early roots of rock music. It then progresses through the genre of rockabilly to the rise of Elvis Presley, to the evolution of the blues and its impact on early rock ‘n’ roll. Next, early rock icons such as Little Richard and Chuck Berry are profiled. The evolution of the blues in rock progresses to the British supergroups such as The Rolling Stones, Cream, and Led Zeppelin. The Beatles and the Solo Beatles highlight a chapter and a chapter on the American answer to the British Invasion investigates many iconic bands and artists such as The Grateful Dead and Jimi Hendrix. Part two is divided into seven chapters that explore the genres of folk-rock, art rock, country and southern rock. Then, heavy metal and hard rock are explored followed by classic rock bands and singer-led classic rock artists. This section ends with a chapter on progressive rock. Part three begins with punk rock and new wave followed by the pop-rock genre. A chapter follows on rock in the “big” 1980’s, the grudge movement of the 90’s, and alternative rock. A chapter on important styles that mixed with rock (such as rap-rock)continue and the book concludes with a special chapter on visionary artists and bands that have pointed to the future of rock music. What makes Rock History-The Musician’s Perspective unique is; the dozens of groundbreaking albums profiled, hundreds of important rock songs explored, and hundreds of quotes from the artists themselves. This comprehensive book documents what made rock music the most exciting and ever-evolving combination of subgenres in music history. Rock History-The Musician’s Perspective will provide you with the complete history of rock music.


Classic Rock History – from The Beatles to Nirvana and more.

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About Classic Rock History

Classic Rock History is a new and exciting book for rock music enthusiasts of all ages that enjoy the many rock sub-genres that developed over the past 75 years. Dr. Rob Brosh takes you inside the music of the legendary classic rock artists and bands that changed the course of rock history. From the British Invasion bands to the American Answer, all of rock’s sub-genres are represented including; heavy metal and hard rock, punk-rock, grunge, alternative rock, country-rock, progressive rock and more. The most influential rock legends, such as Keith Richards and Bruce Springsteen, are profiled as well as various topics and issues connected to rock music. The many colorful illustrations capture the spirit of each rock music style and genre. Have you have ever wondered why Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page used a violin bow on his guitar or why heavy metal became the most popular rock sub-genre internationally? Classic Rock History is a must have to expand your rock music knowledge. Classic Rock History connects you to dozens of rock’s groundbreaking albums, hundreds of rock’s greatest songs, and gives you an in-depth look at what made rock music


Author Profile

 Dr. Robert Brosh has been a music history and drumset faculty member at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for the past twenty years. There, Rob has taught Rock History, American Music History, World Music, and Jazz History courses. Rob has also taught at Rowan University in New Jersey and the New School in New York. As a performer, Rob has worked the showrooms in Atlantic City for numerous musical acts and he has led the Loose Cannon Band and the Raw Deal Band throughout the Philadelphia/New York areas. As a composer, Rob has published a number of jazz/New Orleans funk compositions and has written extensively for the medium of drumset duets with his innovative duo ensemble DrumSquared.

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