12
Jul
09

Origin of Rock music


One thing that keeps me going…my ultimate stress buster! And I know millions would agree with me. When did this form of music come into being? And what is the path it has travelled in all these years? Well, when I started to look for these answers, I came across too many eras and too many evolving that rock music went through. For this post, I’ll limit myself to its origin.

Rock in its purest form “has three chords, a strong, insistent back beat, and a catchy melody.” Rock and Roll was the earliest form of rock that came into being around 1940s in the United States. The 1950s saw the growth in popularity of the electric guitar, and the development of a specifically rock and roll style of playing through such exponents as Berry, Link Wray, and Scotty Moore. It also saw major developments in recording technology such as multitrack recording developed by Les Paul, the electronic treatment of sound by such innovators as Joe Meek, and the Wall of Sound productions of Phil Spector. All these developments were important influences on later rock music.

The social effects of rock and roll were worldwide and massive. Far beyond simply a musical style, rock and roll influenced lifestyles, fashion, attitudes, and language. In addition, rock and roll may have helped the cause of the civil rights movement because both African American teens and white American teens enjoyed the music.

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