Thursday, January 9, 2014

The History of Rock In an Interactive Infographic

From Gospel to Grunge: 100 Years of Rock is a fun and informative infographic about the history of rock music. The infographic is presented in a vertical timeline format. As you scroll down the timeline you'll see the various stages and styles of rock music as they've evolved over the last 100 years. As you move through the infographic you can click on a style to hear a sample of the music. For example, when you click on "grunge" you hear Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. The infographic also highlights the connections between styles. Click on a style to see a web of connected styles.

Click image to see the full interactive music graphic(via Concert Hotels).

Applications for Education
From Gospel to Grunge: 100 Years of Rock could be a neat resource to include in a music appreciation course. It's also the type of thing that I might include in a lesson about the history and evolution of American culture.

H/T to Open Culture

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