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. The evolution in rock music has seen a corollary development in the technology to express it. Computers and digital recordings are the subject of this episode, with computer experts and musicians commenting on how the digital age has changed music.