Early Classic Rock

This course begins post-Beatles with major British Invasion bands such as The Who and The Kinks and moves to the American Answer with psychedelic era bands like Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead. Then we move to The Doors and Jimi Hendrix and more. Next, we move to other important classic rocks bands such as Pink Floyd - Queen and David Bowie. We also cover classic rock singers such as Elton John and Billy Joel up to Bruce Springsteen.

Look at what you get with this course!

Check out our many Hard-Rockin' course features.

  • Our eBook readings (from the same textbook used in courses taught at major colleges such as Temple University and The University of the Arts) brings you to the "inner workings" of the musical elements of the great rock artists and bands in rock music history!

  • Each course module features tons of embedded MP3s of the songs that are the most innovative and important songs that define each style and subgenre of rock music.

  • Also included in each module are video performances of legendary rock artists and bands with insightful annotations of significant aspects that define their world-class musicianship.

  • Discussion boards throughout the modules allow you to add you own insights and interact with other rock music students and the course professor.

  • Pre and post-module quizzes (no grades!) allow you to gauge your progress as you advance to the level of "rock 'n' roll master!

Regular course price $249.00 but with discount price with Course Coupon $199.00

If you already have $50.00 coupon code from a Rock Doc Affiliate enter it at checkout or contact The Rock Doc directly at rbrosh@comcast.net to receive your discount coupon code! Classes forming for Fall 2022

Want to get inside the music of legendary Classic rock artists and bands?

You will become an expert as our lesson modules skillfully teach you the musical qualities of artists from The Who and The Rolling Stones to Jimi Hendrix to The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, , and so many more...

  • 1

    Overview and Video Overview of the Course: Early Classic Rock

    • Overview and Video Overview of the Course

  • 2

    Module 1 Weeks #1 and #2 The Blues takes a Trip and the "Super Groups"

    • Module #1 Week #1 Introduction (and video intro) to the Blues Influence on rock & the "Super Groups"

    • Module #1 Week #1 Optional Quiz - Test Your Pre-Module 1 knowledge of the Blues and the English Super Groups

    • Module #1 Week #1 Reading eBook Chapter 4 pages 43 to 50

    • Module #1 Week #1 - Slideshow and Embedded Playlist - The British Blues scene and Supergroups

    • Module #1 Week #1 Rolling Stones "Jumpin Jack Flash" Video lesson

    • Module #1 Week #1 Padlet Discussion Forum - The Rolling Stones

    • Module #1 Week #1 Cream "Sunshine of Your Love" Video Lesson

    • Module #1 Week #2 Introduction (and video intro) - more British Supergroups

    • Module #1 Week #2 Reading eBook Chapter 4 pages 50 to 55

    • Module #1 Week #2 - Slideshow and Embedded Playlist - The Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin

    • Module #1 Week #2 Video Lesson - The Yardbirds "Heart Full of Soul"

    • Module #1 Week #2 - Padlet Discussion Forum - Led Zeppelin

    • Module #1 Week #2 Video Lesson - Led Zeppelin "We're Gonna Groove"

    • End of Module 1 Optional Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of early blues-based rock and the British "Supergroups"

    • Chapter 4 Playlist of featured Songs (MP3's) Bonus Material

  • 3

    Module 2 Weeks #3 and #4 The Psychedelic Era of Rock

    • Module #2 Week #3 Introduction (and Video Intro) to The British Invasion Continues and The American Answer

    • Module #2 Week #3 Quiz (Optional) Test Your Pre-Module 2 Knowledge of The Psychedelic Era of Rock

    • Module #2 Week #3 Reading eBook Chapter 6 pages 71-84

    • Module #2 Week #3 Slideshow and Embedded Playlist - British Invasion bands to 1st half of the American Answer

    • Module #2 Week #3 The Who "Behind Blue Eyes" Video Lesson

    • Module #2 Week #3 Padlet Discussion Forum - The American Answer

    • Module #2 Week #3 The Grateful Dead "Morning Dew" Video Lesson

    • Module #2 Week #4 Introduction (and Video Intro) Other Rock Answers (to the British Invasion)

    • Module #2 Week #4 Reading eBook Chapter 6 pages 85-91

    • Module #2 Week #4 Slideshow and Embedded Playlist of Chapter 6 part II (second section) The American Answer

    • Module #2 Week #4 The Doors "Light My Fire" Video Lesson

    • Module #2 Week #4 Padlet Discussion Forum Jimi Hendrix

    • Module #2 Week #4 Jimi Hendrix "Purple Haze" Video Lesson

    • End of Module 2 Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of the Psychedelic Era of Rock and The American Answer

    • Chapter 6 Playlist of featured Songs (MP3's) Bonus Material

    • Bonus section! Jimi Hendrix - Johnny B Goode - Video analysis

  • 4

    Module 3 Weeks #5 and #6 - Early Classic Rock continues

    • Module #3 Week #5 Introduction (and Video Intro) to More Early Classic Rock Bands

    • Module #3 Week #5 Quiz (Optional) Test Your Pre-Module 3 Knowledge of early classic rock bands

    • Module #3 Week #5 Reading eBook Chapter 11 pages 191-195

    • Module #3 Week #5 Slideshow and Embedded Playlist - Part I Early Classic Rock Bands

    • Module #3 Week #5 Traffic "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" Video Lesson

    • Module #3 Week #5 Padlet Discussion Forum

    • Module #3 Week #5 Fleetwood Mac "Rhiannon" Video Lesson

    • Module #3 Week #6 Introduction (and Video Intro) to Art Rock and Glam Rock Artists and Bands

    • Module #3 Week #6 Reading eBook Chapter Eight pages 121-124, 129-133, 136-138

    • Module #3 Week #6 Slideshow and Embedded Playlist - Part II Early Classic Rock

    • Pink Floyd "Medley" Video lesson

    • Module #3 Week #6 Padlet Discussion Forum

    • David Bowie and Queen "Under Pressure" Video Lesson

    • Module #3 Week #6 Quiz (Optional) Test Your -Module 3 Knowledge of early classic rock artists and bands

    • Chapter 11 (and more) Playlist of Songs (MP3's) Bonus Material

  • 5

    Module 4 Weeks # 7 and #8 - More Early Classic Rock Singer Led-Bands

    • Module #4 WeeK #7 Introduction (and Video Intro to Early Classic Rock Singer-Led Bands

    • Module #4 Week #7 Quiz (Optional) Test Your Pre-Module 4 Knowledge of more classic rock artists and bands

    • Module #4 Week #7 Reading eBook Chapter Twelve - Pages 213-218

    • Module #4 Week #7 Slideshow and Embedded Playlist - Classic Rock Singer-Led Bands part I

    • Elton John "Rocket Man" Video Lesson

    • Module #4 Week #7 Padlet Discussion Forum

    • Billy Joel "Only the Good Die Young" Video Lesson

    • Module #4 Week #8 Introduction (and Video) Intro to More Early Classic Rock Singer-Led Bands

    • Module #4 Week #8 Reading eBook Chapter Twelve pages 218-227

    • Module #4 Week #8 Slideshow and Embedded Playlist - Classic Rock Singer-Led Bands part II

    • Module #4 Week #8 "America Girl" by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

    • Module #4 Week #8 Padlet Discussion Forum

    • Module #4 Week #8 "Rosalita" by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

    • Module #4 Week #8 Quiz (Optional) Test Your Module 4 Knowledge of these classic rock artists.

    • Chapter 12 Playlist of Songs (MP3's) Bonus Material

  • 6

    End of Course Materials

    • Video for end of Early Classic Rock course

    • Course Design Survey

    • Course Content Survey

    • Final Course Survey Questions

    • Final Course Suggestions and Testimonials

    • Bonus Video !! Jimi Hendrix "The Star Spangled Banner" live at the Woodstock Festival 1969

    • "Rock Doc" Affiliate Program

    • Bonus Video !! Dead & Company "Jack Straw"

    • Bonus Video!! Classic Janis Joplin "Piece of My Heart" live in Germany

The Rock Doc says:

"This is an exciting university level course without the pressure of grades. Just pure rock 'n' roll fun as you expand your rock knowledge to new heights!"

Testimonials

Here's what people are saying about Rock Doc Courses!

Dan C

Professional Drummer

This Course is informative, interesting, and fun! The way it is structured made me want to continue on to the next lesson to learn even more, and hear the music of Artists that I was not familiar with before the Course. After reading text about the Bands/ Artists and the times in which they formed, I was able to hear songs that I have literally heard thousands of times in a new way! Very well done!

Gary B

Up and Coming Bassist

Being an amateur musician and Rock enthusiast, I felt this course presented extensive information on several of the innovators of Rock. The author picked a representative sample to review, some of whom I had never heard of. I realized that just because I had never heard of them, they were important in regards to their influence to other musicians. I particularly liked the samples of audio and video clips. I enjoyed the Grateful Dead review and was impressed with their musicianship. I definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge into Rock history.

Jeff R.

Professional Guitarist

The course walks you through the details of a very special time in American history as well as music history. Packed with information and specific details that are not widely known. The audio files on the slides are a nice touch and helps add an audible context to the material while reviewing it. As well, the video files are great to introduce the reader to the visual aspect of the music. All in all, a fun experience and framed out in such a way that makes you want to get to the next module!