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What Exactly is Rock and Roll Music
Rock and roll is a form of popular music that evolved in the 1950s from rhythm and blues, characterized by the use of electric guitars, a strong rhythm with an accent on the off beat, and youth oriented lyrics.
As we all know, rock and roll music is a form of entertainment, however it is not the same kind of entertainment as reading a book or playing a sport. Rock and roll music is not opera and it is not dance. It is its own form of entertainment.
There are many slang terms used for rock and roll music. A few examples of these are heavy metal or death metal. People even go as far as saying that it is satanic music. Granted, some of it is, but the people who stereotype the music do not know that. People may use this slang because they have a lack of understanding for that type of music. To them, they may just hear an extremely loud racket, however, to others that racket is a true form of art. Many people make a living off of this form of art by developing, producing, and eventually playing it. It takes very talented people to make rock and roll happen. There are many steps that you have to go about to make rock and roll. First, you have to write lyrics to songs, then find a producer and musicians to play the piece.
A popular stereotype or image of rock and roll is that all that it represents is drugs and death. Sure, there are examples of this in rock and roll, but it is more than that. Some people hear rock and roll and they hear a disturbing noise which send the message to their brain saying kill and abuse drugs. On the other hand, people who enjoy rock and roll can listen or see something and that thought appears in their head. In a figurative way of speaking, that is an image of rock and roll.
Rock and roll is like a person putting all of their efforts into explaining their emotions and experiences. At the same time, they have to try to put it all together, and form a rhythm and combine that to achieve their goal, which is to come up with a song. Rock and roll is not like taking a walk. Rock and roll requires a tremendous amount of effort. When one takes a walk, it is more to relax and let ones mind wander rather that focus and actually concentrate on what one is doing.
Rock and roll has changed a great deal since it has originated. When it first came about, there were only a few musicians that it interested and not too many people knew about it. Also, there was really only a small population in the rock and roll world. However, presently there are many people who are involved and have an interest in rock and roll. Also, when Rock and Roll originated there was only one main form of rock and roll, which included people such as Elvis, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. In todays society, the term rock and roll must be used loosely because of the amount that it has grown. There are now many different forms of rock and roll. There are heavier rock bands and softer rock bands. These bands include, Metallica, Slayer, White Zombie, Sepultura, Rollins Band, Tom Petty, and James.
Rock and roll plays a major role in the culture of this country. It has more of an effect on some people than others. However, most people both young and old have a rock band that they enjoy listening to. It is a form of entertainment that cuts across all races, and ages to include all the people of this country.