History of Rock, Part One

University of Rochester

Coursera

4.28 / 5, 4 reviews
Topic: Music, Film & Audio
Intro: Learn about the early days of rock music, from the pre-rock years of the post World War II era through the birth of rock in the mid 1950s to the psychedelic era of the late 1960s.
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July 23, 2013
I enjoy his lectures immensely and the suggestions of musical examples are perfect for the week's coverage. He's starting with the pre-history  and going to the psychedelic late 1960.  lectures and another to look up music on Youtube. It's just fun. more
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May 24, 2013
Only at the end of week 2 for this course, but it's going really well. Professor Covatch is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, a real joy to listen to. The information is covered well there's a real sense of an ongoing coming together of history end an ... more
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May 23, 2013
History of Rock, Part One covers the history of what became rock and how from 1900-1969. From "The World Before Rock and Roll" (OMG! There was a world before?) through "Psychedelia," (Looking forward to that one!) I am unable to rate the course in it ... more
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May 17, 2013
Just started taking this course but already enjoying it. Prof. Covach has great energy and deep knowledge on the history of Rock (and roll). He's starting with the pre-history (1900-1955) and going to the psychedelic late 1960. You'll need to have tw ... more
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