Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
Despite the protestations of early critics, rock music did not cause the fall of Western civilization. Indeed, it has become a lasting musical art form which many aspire to learn and perform. This program, hosted by jazz great Herbie Hancock, offers a guide for the aspiring rock musician on everything from choosing the right equipment to the right songs. This episode deals with developing the emotional tone of the blues, answered perhaps by the harsher language of heavy metal music. Musicians and music teachers offer tips and insights on the two styles.