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.
by Juanjo R C•
May 21, 2018
lástima que no esté en castellano 100%. Me ha parecido muy útil. Muchas gracias
by Thomas T•
Oct 18, 2016
by Denise M•
Dec 03, 2017
This course is a great overview of modern rock music. I think it is greatly enhanced by using the text which is a nice reference to have on its own. One thing that really needs to be improved are the written transcripts for the videos. Sometimes I preferred reading the transcript as opposed to listening to the video but I found that the transcripts were at times very garbled, inaccurate to what was actually being discussed by Professor Covach (names, places, etc.), and need general editing for grammar. I know that transcription has probably been done on a very basic volunteer basis but it should be reviewed again in comparison to the actual video discussion because frequently, the two media are not aligned.
by Sam A•
Dec 05, 2015
Really enjoying this course (nearly done).
The subject is perfect for my age (about 50) as I grew on much of this music and play guitar.
Wish there was a way to incorporate the music.
I am pausing, going to youtube and back constantly but it is worth it.
by Robin A•
Apr 22, 2018
this course i great if you want to increase your knowledge about rock music,it has helped me a lot to understand different genres of music and how it came into picture of music.
very helpful course with lots of examples to understand perfectly
by Laura H•
May 07, 2018
by Kimberly D•
Jan 19, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed the class! I would do 5 stars but sometimes the professor begins to talk about a topic you think you need to take notes on but then goes "but we'll talk about that in another week" or he jumps around a lot. Sometimes it is hard to follow. But other than that I enjoy the class a lot! Music is a passion of mine so being able to take course to dive deeper and to discover new music is amazing.
by Dennis G•
Aug 26, 2019
Enjoyed class. Got a little weary of watching videos toward the end. Definitely will consider future classes. More time on The Beatles and Rolling Stones would make the course more interesting.
by Nathalie L•
Aug 31, 2015
As a standard overview, the course is fine. However, the lecturer skirts around or hand waves away controversial or difficult subjects, and he's apparently afraid of offending anyone by getting too close to saying "fuck" or "sex" even in an academic setting. Additionally, this course won't introduce anyone to forgotten and erased artists of the past - women are largely absent from his history of rock, even though Janis Joplin and The Supremes didn't come out of nowhere. The quizzes are also too heavy on the trivia - "who published what when" questions rather than critical thinking questions about why or how.
by Aimi I•
Sep 18, 2015
better than my other courses
by Geraldine S•
Nov 23, 2016
Sorry but although I found the topic of interest I found the delivery very dull. Yes, Prof Covach knows his stuff but basically what we got here was little more than a reading of text from his book. I know he explained why the actual music was not included but think he could have done more to provide links and stimulate listening. I eventually just started reading the transcribed text of the lectures as I did not find looking at Prof Covach's talking head at all stimulating. Prof Covach did nothing to stimulate discussion in the forums and although I posted a few things there was very little going on in the forums. I bought the book on the basis of being interested in the topic but it is not at all necessary for the course.
by Jean R•
Sep 07, 2016
No use for me. No music examples because copyrights did not allow, so the course is pretty boring.
Sorry, not for me.
by Russell P•
Apr 14, 2018
Wish I could give negative stars