Rock Music Studies

The Expansion of Form, Sonic Manipulation and Classical Techniques in Rock Music of the 1970's

The 1970s saw the advent of a new style of rock music that developed into a sophisticated and complex alternative to the simpler, more straightforward music of the 1960s. This new genre of music was dubbed "progressive" rock due to ...

Definitely Maybe
Rock Music Studies (2016) Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 323-325


The R&B No. 1s of the '50s
Rock Music Studies (2016) Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 331-333


Patti Smith: America's Punk Rock Rhapsodist
Rock Music Studies (2016) Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 321-323



Published three times a year, Rock Music Studies publishes articles, book and audio reviews, and opinion pieces on rock music and its numerous subgenres. To best focus this international journal, the editors of Rock Music Studies, which evolved from Popular Music and Society, limit the usually all-inclusive definition of rock to exclude other genres such as doo-wop, country, jazz, soul, and hip hop, but include roll and roll, rockabilly, blues rock, country rock, jazz rock, folk rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock, prog rock, metal, punk, alternative, and other subgenres of rock.

Publisher Taylor & Francis
Country United States of America
ISSN (Print) 1940-1159
ISSN (Online) 1940-1167
Year started 2014
Indexed 119 articles
Licence Paid Access

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