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History of Rock

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Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, it developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later.  Rock and roll, itself was heavily influenced by blues, rhythm and blues and country music.   Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, it also incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical sources.   Musically, ROCK has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass guitar and drums.  New genres that emerged from this scene 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.


Since the term rock began to be used in preference to rock and roll from the late-1960s, it has often been contrasted with pop music, with which it has shared many characteristics, but from which it is often distanced by an emphasis on musicianship, live performance and a focus on serious and progressive themes as part of an ideology of authenticity that is frequently combined with an awareness of the genre's history and development.


According to Simon Frith (a British sociomusicologist, and former rock critic, who specializes in popular music culture) "rock was something more than pop, something more than rock and roll.  Rock musicians combined an emphasis on skill and technique with the romantic concept of art as artistic expression, original and sincere".  In the new millennium the term rock has sometimes been used as a blanket term including forms such as pop music, reggae music, soul music, and even hip hop, with which it has been influenced but often contrasted through much of its history.


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