Bachelor of Music: Genre

The Blues: a Very Short Introduction

In The Blues, Wald surveys a genre at the heart of American culture. It is not an easy thing to pin down.

Rock Music

These diverse essays address mainly the historical, sociological, cultural and technological factors that gave rise to this music, to those that focus primarily on analysis of the music itself.

Preachin' the Blues : The Life and Times of Son House

Preachin' the Blues, the biography of American blues signer and guitarist Eddie James Son House, Jr. (1902 - 1988). 

Folk Music

Focusing on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music.

Discovering Folk Music

From Ani DiFranco to Bob Dylan to Woodie Guthrie, American folk music comprises a truly diverse and rich tradition one that's almost impossible to define in broad terms.

Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

This book considers folk musical traditions from across the globe.

Alternative, Country, Hip-Hop, Rap, and More

An overview of the music and artists from these areas.

UK Hip-Hop, Grime and the City

This book moves beyond accounts of Hip-Hop's marginality and shows, with an examination of the production, dissemination and use of rap in London.

Say No to the Devil

A chronicle of this remarkable figure in American music, helping us to understand how he taught and influenced a generation of musicians.

I put a spell on you : the bizarre life of Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Screamin'Jay was a whirlwind performer, prolific songwriter and a man who was total stranger to the truth.

Blues All Day Long

Jimmy Rogers pioneered a blues guitar style that made him one of the most revered sidemen of all time.

Global Metal Music and Culture

This book defines the key ideas, scholarly debates, and research activities that have contributed to the formation of the international and interdisciplinary field of Metal Studies

Listen to This

Listen to This stands out as the first book exclusively dedicated to Davis's watershed 1969 album, Bitches Brew. 

Miles Davis' Bitches Brew

 A completely new way forward for jazz and rock, the endless brilliance and depth of Bitches Brew.

Before Elvis

This book surveys the origins of rock 'n' roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. 

Classic Country

A profile of 50 legends of country music, including Bill Monroe, Lefty Frizzell, and Kitty Wells.

Discovering Country Music

Discovering Country Music chronicles the incredible evolution of country music in America - from the fiddle to the pop charts.

Encyclopedia of Country Music

Encyclopedia of Country Music, prized for the wealth of information it contains on that most American of musical genres. 

London's Burning

British Punk Rock rose from a murmur on the streets to a roar of defiance that still reverberates today. 

Punk Rock: So What?

A comprehensive assessment of punk and its place in popular music history, culture and myth.

Punk Avenue

An intimate look at author Paris-born Phil Marcade's first ten years in the United States where drifted from Boston to the West Coast and back.

Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music

This book demonstrates the importance of aggressive music in our society.

Australian Metal Music

Australian metal has long been situated in a complex relationship between local and global trends.

Blood, Fire, Death

In the early 90's, death metal changed the metal scene forever. Many of the seminal bands came from small and mild-mannered country of Sweden.

Running with the Devil

A solid, scholarly analysis of the power, meaning, musical structure, and sociopolitical contexts of the most popular examples of heavy metal.

The Gospel According to the Blues

The Gospel According to the Blues' dares us to read Jesus's Sermon on the Mount in conversation with Robert Johnson, Son House, and Muddy Waters.

The Blues Muse

A critical analysis of the poetic representations and legacies of five landmark blues artists

Example Article (from the Library)

Woods, P. J. (2022). Learning to make noise: Toward a process model of artistic practice within experimental music scenes. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 29(2), 169-185,


Example Article (from the web)

Flynn, L. (2022, October 13). Music genres list - 75 top genres of music explained. Music Grotto.

Web Resources