Mar 13, 2018
Provided insight into what I was listening to as a pre-teen. I didn't have the exposure to some of the older roots or the an understanding of the business forces that shaped the music I had access to.
Oct 02, 2016
This course has really helped to fill out my piecemeal understanding of the development of rock music. The pace and content of learning has been well considered and Prof Covach is to be congratulated.
Jun 13, 2016
This is a well-structured and excitingly informative course.
by Daniel B P•
Jan 31, 2017
Keep on rockin´!
by Mario M•
May 18, 2017
Nov 05, 2015
must know, must see!
by Bernardo T•
Aug 10, 2017
by James S•
Aug 11, 2015
As a 6-8 music teacher teaching music appreciation to 7th and 8th grade students, this class helps fill in some of the gaps music educators face when it comes to the history of popular music - or supplement it. I was fortunate to have such a course available at my university, but only in the summer. I would encourage all secondary music teachers to take both of these courses.
by Bill G•
Oct 06, 2015
Great course. Very informative and helps me put together all that was happening during my youth and teen age years. Bravo!
by Brian B•
Dec 14, 2017
this is an excellent course. For a chap of my age, the first weeks were most enjoyable. The latter weeks as we moved into Psychedelia were less interesting. Overall I'm delighted I completed the course at last
by Rebecca R•
Oct 19, 2016
It really informed me on the importance of rock and roll through history.
by Javier F•
Jan 17, 2016
Excellent course, I highly reccomend it! Passionate John Covach makes it very thrilling and you really learn a lot. Do not expect an easy course, in the way that you have to take notes during the lessons - and even better, you have to take the aid of Youtube and/or Spotify or similars to really take advantage of the course. It takes time.
by Dana C•
Jun 05, 2017
One of the most comprehensive, and most fun, classes on contemporary music EVER!! I took John's Beatles class and he broke down the music theory as well as the social effects of music on our culture. It was very stimulating and challenging! I enjoyed it so much I registered for Part II!!
by Virat M•
Apr 08, 2016
Fantastic!! Really enjoyed the course
Informative and enjoyable course which helped me understand the history of Rock/Popular music upto 1970. Prof Kovach's lectures helped me explore music and artists who I had long forgotten or did not even know of. This is a good course for both professionals like Dj's, student's as well as lay people like me who love both music as well as history.
The only problem I had is that one had to do a lot of hunting on the net and that took a lot of my time. But it was well worth it because of what I heard and saw.
The quizzes were sometimes too detailed and memory oriented. Maybe a more conceptual framework of questions can be considered in the future.
Will definitely do Part 2 shortly!
Thanks Prof Kovach and the Team. We are blessed by your effort and dedication
by jiong s•
Apr 08, 2018
great course with all those details to help to understand more about the history of rock music. many thanks .
by Marcos L R G•
Feb 24, 2016
Great course. I love rock and now I understand better this wonderful kind of music.
Jan 09, 2016
by Gregg H•
Apr 12, 2016
Exciting course, especially if you use the book and the additional on-line material
by luis g•
Aug 13, 2017
Really nice course to know about history of music on the first 6 decades of XX century
by Pancho D•
Nov 01, 2015
It has been a memorable experience! I thought that I knew all about Rock 'n' Roll until I was introduced to the course that was put together by University of Rochester! Well I was wrong! I got to know the historic essentials that helped me to build a competent and articulated opinion about the early Rock 'n' Roll era. I would gladly recommend this course to all people out there looking to dive into the Beautiful Madness of Rock 'n' Roll that will completely and totally take over their life and leave them sick and longing for more!
by Zofia D•
Mar 19, 2016
You can clearly see that the professor is a passionate and has got a huge knowledge about the topic he is talking about. What he says is interesting and valuable, I also liked to learn facts about historical facts and anecdotes accompanying the lectures. I learnt a lot and listened to a lot new music.
It takes quite a lot of time to watch all the videos, take notes (the exams are not that easy :) ) and listen to all of the examples, but it was definitely worth it.
by Jeff M•
Aug 16, 2016
John Covach really knows his stuff, I would like to take part 2 now.
by Javier G•
Dec 11, 2015
by Marco L•
Oct 05, 2015
Simply great, if you like music you can't miss it. Amazing teaching and contents
by Daniel D•
Mar 21, 2017
I got to learn so much. So many new bands and artists I had never heard of. The course was also useful w.r.t putting all the music I listen to into context, looking at larger themes and how they fit and evolve into each other.
by Linda B•
Sep 03, 2017
This course presents a comprehensive history of rock with many compelling examples of music. The instructor is engaging and highly knowledgeable in his field. i enjoyed the class and would definitely recommend it to others.
by Esperanza R M•
Mar 20, 2016
I just loooooooooved this course! Professor Covach rocks!