Monday, August 24, 2009

Introduction To Rock Music

Rock music is a genre of popular music which started existing since the 1960's. Rock music has its roots on early Rock & Roll, R&B (rythm and blues), Jazz and many others that were popular genres during the 1940's and 1950's.

Rock bands are made of a singer, electric guitars , a electric bass, a drums, and a piano. A regular band has 2 electric guitarists, one electric bassist, a drummer, and a pianist. The reason for 2 guitar players is that one will play the melody and the other will be the lead guitar which is encharged of doing solos and riffs (common parts of the music). The bassist, drummer, and pianist are encharged of the melody.

Rock has a various of subgenres which were created in the 1960's and 1970's. The most known subgenres are:
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Soft Rock
  • Heavy Metal
  • Punk Rock
  • Hard Rock


Caio said...

OOO thnks kevin, you just gave me a better view of how rock started ^^ thnks

Alisha Stafford Feitosa said...

So, what's your favorite subgenre?