This guide explores the styles that shaped the direction of popular music in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. For teachers, students, band directors, potential arrangers and composers, this is an essential tool for understanding glam rock, jazz rock, rockabilly, disco, psychedelic rock, art rock, ska, sydeco, hip-hop and Latin rock. The guide features an overview of the pop music world at the time each style first became popular, as well as an analysis, discography and listening quiz. Composition and improvisation exercises further enhance the students' ability to critically listen to the music, as well as contributing to their musical performance.
Andrew R Brown and Steve C Dillon