Rock music - Wikipedia. Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as . Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass and drums and one or more singers.
Typically, rock is song- based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political. By the late 1. 96. New genres that emerged included progressive rock, which extended the artistic elements; glam rock, which highlighted showmanship and visual style; and the diverse and enduring subgenre of heavy metal, which emphasized volume, power, and speed.
In the second half of the 1. Punk was an influence in the 1. From the 1. 99. 0s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break into the mainstream in the form of grunge, Britpop, and indie rock.
Further fusion subgenres have since emerged, including pop punk, rap rock, and rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock's history, including the garage rock/post- punk and synth- pop revivals at the beginning of the 2. Rock music has also embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major subcultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1. Similarly, 1. 97. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race, sex and drug use, and is often seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity. Characteristics. Classically, a rock band takes the form of a quartet whose members cover one or more roles, including vocalist, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bass guitarist, drummer and often that of keyboard player or other instrumentalist. Harmonies range from the common triad to parallel fourths and fifths and dissonant harmonic progressions.
Rock musicians combined an emphasis on skill and technique with the romantic concept of art as artistic expression, original and sincere. Its immediate origins lay in a melding of various black musical genres of the time, including rhythm and blues and gospel music, with country and western. Contenders include Goree Carter's . Other artists with early rock and roll hits included Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gene Vincent. By 1. 95. 9, the death of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens in a plane crash, the departure of Elvis for the army, the retirement of Little Richard to become a preacher, prosecutions of Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry and the breaking of the payola scandal (which implicated major figures, including Alan Freed, in bribery and corruption in promoting individual acts or songs), gave a sense that the rock and roll era established at that point had come to an end. Rock and roll had not disappeared at the end of the 1.
Twist dance craze of the early 1. Chubby Checker. Developing out of rhythm and blues with a re- injection of gospel music and pop, led by pioneers like Ray Charles and Sam Cooke from the mid- 1. He produced the regional hit .
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Their early albums included both instrumental surf rock (among them covers of music by Dick Dale) and vocal songs, drawing on rock and roll and doo wop and the close harmonies of vocal pop acts like the Four Freshmen. They drew on a wide range of American influences including soul, rhythm and blues and surf music. Bands like the Animals from Newcastle and Them from Belfast. Beat bands tended towards . There was, however, particularly in the early stages, considerable musical crossover between the two tendencies.
During the week of 4 April 1. Beatles held twelve positions on the Billboard Hot 1.
The Beatles went on to become the biggest selling rock band of all time and they were followed into the US charts by numerous British bands. There were also regional variations in many parts of the country with flourishing scenes particularly in California and Texas. It is generally agreed that garage rock peaked both commercially and artistically around 1. Particularly significant was the release of Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (Beano) album (1. British blues recordings and the sound of which was much emulated in both Britain and the United States.
Many of the songs on their first three albums, and occasionally later in their careers, were expansions on traditional blues songs. Key acts included Paul Butterfield (whose band acted like Mayall's Bluesbreakers in Britain as a starting point for many successful musicians), Canned Heat, the early Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter, the J.
Geils Band and Jimi Hendrix with his power trios, the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, whose guitar virtuosity and showmanship would be among the most emulated of the decade. From about 1. 96. Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience had moved away from purely blues- based music into psychedelia. Tambourine Man. 1.
Beatles release their definitive psychedelic statement in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, including the controversial track . All. Music states that the term jazz- rock . In Britain the subgenre of blues rock, and many of its leading figures, like Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce of the Eric Clapton- fronted band Cream, had emerged from the British jazz scene. Often highlighted as the first true jazz- rock recording is the only album by the relatively obscure New York- based the Free Spirits with Out of Sight and Sound (1. The first group of bands to self- consciously use the label were R& B oriented white rock bands that made use of jazzy horn sections, like Electric Flag, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago, to become some of the most commercially successful acts of the later 1. From the psychedelic rock and the Canterbury scenes came Soft Machine, who, it has been suggested, produced one of the artistically successfully fusions of the two genres.
Perhaps the most critically acclaimed fusion came from the jazz side of the equation, with Miles Davis, particularly influenced by the work of Hendrix, incorporating rock instrumentation into his sound for the album Bitches Brew (1. It was a major influence on subsequent rock- influenced jazz artists, including Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Weather Report. Rex and taken up electric instruments by the end of the 1.
Often cited as the moment of inception is his appearance on the UK TV programme Top of the Pops in December 1. Soft rock was often derived from folk rock, using acoustic instruments and putting more emphasis on melody and harmonies. Led Zeppelin added elements of fantasy to their riff laden blues- rock, Deep Purple brought in symphonic and medieval interests from their progressive rock phase and Black Sabbath introduced facets of the gothic and modal harmony, helping to produce a . Since the 1. 98. 0s Christian rock performers have gained mainstream success, including figures such as the American gospel- to- pop crossover artist Amy Grant and the British singer Cliff Richard. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed the perceived excesses of mainstream 1. Punk embraces a DIY (do it yourself) ethic, with many bands self- producing their recordings and distributing them through informal channels. Punk quickly, though briefly, became a major cultural phenomenon in the United Kingdom.
For the most part, punk took root in local scenes that tended to reject association with the mainstream. An associated punk subculture emerged, expressing youthful rebellion and characterized by distinctive clothing styles and a variety of anti- authoritarian ideologies.! Major influences beside punk bands were the Velvet Underground, the Who, Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, and the New York- based no wave scene which placed an emphasis on performance, including bands such as James Chance and the Contortions, DNA and Sonic Youth. The term heartland rock was first used to describe Midwesternarena rock groups like Kansas, REO Speedwagon and Styx, but which came to be associated with a more socially concerned form of roots rock more directly influenced by folk, country and rock and roll. Newer artists whose music would perhaps have been labelled heartland rock had it been released in the 1.
Missouri's Bottle Rockets and Illinois' Uncle Tupelo, often find themselves labeled alt- country. Bands dubbed . Alternative bands were linked by their collective debt to punk rock, through hardcore, New Wave or the post- punk movements.
Despite a general lack of spectacular album sales, the original alternative rock bands exerted a considerable influence on the generation of musicians who came of age in the 1. Styles of alternative rock in the U.
S. Grunge remained largely a local phenomenon until 1. Nirvana's album Nevermind became a huge success because of its song . During 1. 99. 1 and 1. Pearl Jam's Ten, Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger and Alice in Chains' Dirt, along with the Temple of the Dog album featuring members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, became among the 1. Post- grunge bands emulated their attitudes and music, but with a more radio- friendly commercially oriented sound. Lo- fi eschewed polished recording techniques for a D.
I. Y. Black Emperor and Quickspace. New bands also emerged like Disturbed, Godsmack and Papa Roach, whose major label d.
They were variously characterised as part of a garage rock, post- punk or new wave revival. In the 1. 95. 0s and 1. British youths adopted the Teddy Boy and Rocker subcultures, which revolved around US rock and roll. When she launched her career in 1. Professional women instrumentalists are uncommon in rock genres such as heavy metal.