Rock n Roll and Rock Music
Rock ‘n’ Roll is one of the most popular music genres in the world that initially originated in the US sometime in the 1940s decade. Like all music styles, Rock ‘n’ Roll had its source, which was jazz, gospel, blues, boogie-woogie and rhythm.
During the later years, Rock ‘n’ Roll was solely responsible for the birth of another music genre that later took the world by storm called rock music. Rock music went on to become a cultural phenomenon with several bands popping up on the scene. When listening to Rock ‘n’ Roll music bands, you will often notice the use of saxophones and piano in the lead instead of guitars and other instruments.
In the early 1950s, these lead instruments started being supplemented or entirely replaced with guitars. You will often find blues rhythm in Rock ‘n’ Roll music with the snare drum in the background.
If you are listening to more classic Rock ‘n’ Roll music, then you will notice two electric guitars in the background, one playing the lead and the other for rhythm. There will be drums, which are common in many music styles and an electric bass guitar. In music older than the 1950s, the electric bass guitar is replaced by double bass or string bass guitar, as the electric bass guitar was not discovered back then.
Rock ‘n’ Roll music had a great impact on the lifestyle, fashion sense and language of an entire generation. It became common to speak the common tongue, and it was common to see people wearing clothes inspired by their favorite rock ‘n’ roll bands.
The impacts of rock ‘n’ roll further spread with the help of movies and TV that brought them into the limelight and popular culture. It is argued that rock ‘n’ roll contributed to the civil rights movement.