Introduction to Rock 'n Roll

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Introduction to Rock ‘n Roll :

Introduction to Rock ‘n Roll By the Decades 1950-2010

1950’s The Golden Age of Rock :

1950’s The Golden Age of Rock Rock ‘n Roll can trace its roots from a mixture of  Rhythm and Blues and Country Music from the southern United States in the early twentieth century . In the 1940s and 1950s, the two genres combined into the earliest forms of Rock known as Doo Wop and Rockabilly. Derived from Blues , the 12 bar blues The form (structure) is verse (A) and refrain called the bridge (B) Including an instrumental: often the saxophone, later the guitar Lyrics repetitious Little to no special effects on instruments Recording technology is primitive

1960’s Diversification of Rock :

1960’s Diversification of Rock New musical structures were developed. No longer a singles market, concept albums. Exploration of new technology Recording techniques revolutionized: Beatles Sgt. Peppers Music inspired by drug use: Psychedelic Rock 1950’s artists such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry eventually influenced European acts such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones that rejuvenated the genre in the 1960s.

1970’s Technology Transforms the Industry:

1970’s Technology Transforms the Industry Mainstream and underground influences in musical culture that combined and began to re- emerge. Pop and Disco, originally sub-genres, became mainstream. Underground styles such as Punk and Heavy Metal gain in popularity Electronic instruments improve The affordability of digital recording equipment. Rock music incorporates elements from all genres and sub-genres continue to develop: Hardcore to Emo / Screamo .

1980’s :

1980’s The 1980s continued development with the introduction of the Pop. Rhythm and Blues, Soul Music and Funk influenced   pop singers: Michael Jackson .  The creation of sub-genres, new categories of Rock: Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, and New Wave , Glam Rock, Progressive Rock, etc. Influence of technology: synthesizers and electric drums

1990’s Grunge and Alternative:

1990’s Grunge and Alternative In the early 1990s, underground Rock genres returned to the forefront now called Alternative M usic. Alternative sub-genres such as Emo , Grunge, Hardcore, Ska and numerous others renewed the underground while eventually merging with mainstream styles once again to create the wide variety.

The 2000’s Rock Music in the Modern Ages:

The 2000’s Rock Music in the Modern Ages Technological Changes in the Creation and distribution of Music

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