Active Learning


Postmodernism in Action (First Edition)
By Michael Barnett
Paperback, 412 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63487-509-7 ©2017
Customize Rock

* Required Fields

Your Customization

In stock


    Cognella Active Learning is available with this title

    Cognella Active Learning
    is available with this title.
    Learn More

    The textbook Rock: Postmodernism in Action features research that examines the impact of rock music as an art form and its ongoing effect on society and culture. It introduces readers to the defining features and historical development of rock, and then explores rock and its subgenres from the 1960s through the 1990s.

    Students learn about the particular flavors of the music of each decade, as well as its central artists and events. They explore the emotional power and cultural relevance of specific lyrics and review charts that enhance their understanding of form and sectional relationships. Additional charts map out common rock rhythms.

    With an accompanying active learning component and curated playlist, the book gives non-music majors insight into the world of rock music while also providing meaningful content for music majors seeking a deeper appreciation of this musical form. Rock: Postmodernism in Action is well-suited to courses on American culture and popular music. It can also serve as a supplemental text in classes on the philosophy of music or cultural studies.

    Lifelong musician Michael Barnett holds the doctor of musical arts degree in music composition from the University of Colorado, Boulder. A composer, performer, recording artist, and producer, he has worked as a drummer in many bands and performed as a studio musician on numerous recordings. He balances this work with serving as a faculty member at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he teaches courses in rock, American popular music, and songwriting techniques. Most recently Dr. Barnett has been working with his current band, Terminal Degree, which fuses elements of heavy metal, progressive rock, and classical music.
    Textbook with Active Learning code ISBN: 978-1-5165-4444-8
    Active Learning ISBN: 978-1-5165-1318-5

    Cognella Active Learning is available for this title! Adopting instructors can provide students with dynamic online learning activities that reinforce key concepts from the text, provide engaging educational experiences, support various learning styles, and make coursework fun. Please note: students must purchase the Cognella Active Learning component to access the course activities online.

    Cognella Active Learning activities for this title include:

    • 14 music playlists, one for each module, that include more that 600 songs
    • 5 music video playlists featuring 114 videos
    • 45 discussion prompts that can be used for in-class debate or used as written assignments
    • A list of clear objectives for each module that can be mapped to student learning objectives
    • See a preview of the content

      To see a full demo, please email us and one of our adoption specialists will follow up with you.