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  • Popular Among Urban Black Teenagers Rock Music
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    In this essay, I'm going to introduce to the reader a topic not touched a lot because of its complexity and its avoidance by conservative adults. This topic is, of course, Rock Music. During one week, I looked for information in the library and at my house, and from the information I gathered and my one knowledge about the topic, I'm going to lead the reader to a better understanding of Rock n' Roll. I chose to do Rock music because I can identify myself with it. Rock music is very complex. In f...
  • Heavy Metal Music
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    A Large Collection Today, many people have become attached to popular music, because it can easily stimulate their curiosity. In addition, many people buy popular music because it is popular not because it has artistic value. However, in my music compact disc collection, I have mostly underground music that many people do not know about or like, such as heavy metal and jazz. I also have discovered my tastes in music have changed as I have grown older. Thus, I can arrange my music collection acco...
  • Rock And Roll Music
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    Rock music has affected society in the twentieth century in a large way. Rock music started in the 1950's with various small bands such as Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. These pioneers of modern music drew a larger crowd at each show, and soon, rock music would be in the ears of almost every American. Rock and roll contributes many things back to people when they listen to it. It gives people things like a change to let out anger or aggression. One thing that happened when people listened to this...
  • Classic Rock Song
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    ROCK Rock does mean any relatively hard mass of mineral or petrified matter, or stone, but it is also a type of music. Rock is a type of music in which teens have always been associated with. Rock music has been around since the early to mid nineteen fifties and has emerged and changed throughout the years. Rock music has had many types of different sounds and motions. Early rock, like The Twist and Rock Around the Clock are sounds which were introduced in 1954. Rock music is integrated, contain...
  • Rock Music
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    The Art of Rock and Roll by Charles Brown The book "The Art of Rock and Roll" by Charles T. Brown basically proposes methods for analyzing music and anyone who reads the books should be able to develop techniques for listening to music and making legitimate statements about it. It treats rock and roll as a serious art form and traces it cultural roots throughout the book. Chapter one discusses the elements of rock and makes four assumptions. Assumption one states that rock is a legitimate art fo...
  • Hip Hop Rock Music People
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    Hip Hop & Rock Music People all over the world listen to various types of music. The most popular kinds of music in America are hip hop and rock. As they seem to be totally different types of music they have a lot of similarities. Hip Hop and Rock music have more differences than similarities. Hip Hop and Rock music are today's people choice of music. People will find that teens and adults from the age of 20 to 34 listen to these two types of music. Not to often will you see or hear a teen liste...
  • Fifties And Sixties Rock And Roll
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    Rock and Roll in American Culture Rock and Roll is considered one of the truly American musical forms, though many of the most popular performers such as the Beatles come from other countries. For much of the fifties and sixties Rock and Roll was uniquely democratic. It has lots of long-term effects on American life style and culture, such as changing the life style of young people, or bringing black and white people together. Also Rock and Roll became the t voice of American teenagers. [this is...
  • Rock Music
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    Rock is a popular form of music that has evolved over the past couple of decades starting in the 1950's until present day. Rock music has been know to be used as a form of expression over the years. Despite its sometimes negative and defiant lyrics, rock is a form of art that allows one to release his / her feelings through singing in an expressive tone. I personally don't see problem with people expressing their emotions and that is in part why I dont't agree with Richard Brookhiser in stating ...
  • Rock And Roll Music
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    Visualize in your head a rock band, and a rapper. What kind of clothes are they wearing. What lyric styles are they singing in? And what color are they? Ongoing stereotypes suggest that the rock band is a group of white musicians and the rapper would be black. However, examples from the past and present shows that these stereotypes are untrue. Music is defined as "The art of organizing tones to produce a coherent sequence of sounds to elicit an aesthetic response in a listener" (Morris, 864). Th...
  • Lyrics In Modern Rock Music
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    Music is an outlet to all aspects of life and has a significant way of forming people and the way they live. Although not always seen directly, culture has an overbearing influence on the music that is produced and made popular. The political climate of the early seventies was full of fire with issues such as Vietnam and constant protest throughout the Unites States. Social issues also played a major role in the developing culture of the seventies. Bands often used their popularity to spread the...
  • Rock N Roll
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    Rock n Roll has never just been music. Heavy metal, Rhythm & Blues, Art Rock, New Wave, and the rest may be primary styles or genres but as sub-categories of rock, or rock in roll they do not cumulatively add up to the whole. Rock n' Roll is a movement, a lifestyle, in many ways a belief system and all that Rock n Roll is today it owes to history: two years, no more than three when the fabric of American popular culture was torn apart and rewoven, and a new era explosively began. Rock n Roll sta...
  • Rock N Roll Music
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    From Rock-a-Billy in the 50's, to Rock in the 60's, to Disco in the 70's, to Punk and Glamour in the 80's, no American institution has ever undergone such radical transformation in such a short time. Women's suffrage was not until 1920. Chuck Berry started it; Elvis Presley put a face on it. In the 1950's, Rock n' Roll was born. It emerged from rhythm and blues, a kind of music similar to jazz. This kind of music attracted teenagers. Disk jockey Alan Freed was the one who introduced this music a...
  • Bad Behavior Rock
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    It is common belief that rock music fosters bad behavior. This statement has no basis; there are no facts whatsoever to support such an accusation. The word rock is a very general term, a wide variety bands fall under the label of rock, bands that range from The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac to Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson. To really make an accusation you must first specify the one you are accusing. And I am not just speaking blindly; I spent a whole year rooming with a Satan worshiper. I lis...
  • Great Rock N Roll Bands
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    The first musical artist I can recall listening to was is Weird Al Yankovic. Although his songs were all comedic covers to other songs it gave me a chance to hear all different types of music. During the time I was listening to his music I thought it was just funny but now looking back I see that he had a lot of talent for playing music even though he used it a different way then most musicians because he could play almost every style of music from oldies, blues, jazz, rock n roll, polka, punk r...
  • Rock Music
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    Seventies and Eighties Rock Music The term? rock music? has long been a subject of debate. With such a broad variety of artists under that genre, it is difficult to give rock a definition. Rock music today is the result of almost 60 years of popular music development, a descendant of 1950's rock? n? roll. Originating in the mid-50?'s, from Afro-American Rhythm and Blues music, artists such as Chuck Berry and Little Richard paved the way for? white rock music? and the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerr...
  • Rock's Musical Sound
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    'Mainstream Face-Off' There may be a great deal of differences between rock and rap music, but believe it or not, they are really very much alike. Rock has been around as a form of mainstream music since the 1950's, as to where Hip-Hop never made it into mainstream until the 1980's. Even though Rock is generally thought to be a white person's music, and rap is thought to be African American music, they were both originated from the same source. That source was African American blues and jazz. Ro...
  • Rock's Transition Into The Pop Culture
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    After discussing the beginnings of country rock and its' latest incarnation, the newest crossover into pop music warrants conversation. Tim McGraw is the latest country rock singer to combine the southern feel with an upbeat tempo to reinvent himself again. McGraw's musical talent and exceptional ability to win over an audience exhibit the recent growth of country rock. With the pop music industry growing and his wife's success crossing into the pop culture, Tim McGraw reinvented his country sty...
  • History Of Rock Music
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    History Of Rap In the 50's it was Rock'n'roll, in the 70's it was folk music and disco. But in the 80's it was rap. Rap evolved from African people in general, and black people who were born in U.S.A. Rap began in inner city school yards and street corners in the 1970's. This music style was slowly growing in popularity amoung black teens in New York City, Washington D. C and Philadelphia. As early as 1974, neighbourhood block parties in New York featured early forms of rapping. But it wasn't un...
  • Punk Rock Music
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    For those who are familiar with it, Punk Rock is a popular style of music because it allows for more freedom than the mainstream genres. Lyrically, artists of this genre can express themselves without fear of being criticized for their radical ideas. Also, most punk rock bands are on independent, widely unknown labels. This is a benefit in that they do not have to worry about how their image or behavior affects the image of their label, as do artists on major labels such as Sony or Warner Brothe...
  • Lyrics In Rock And Roll Music
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    Rock and roll music is very influential in the lives of young people. From the origin of rock music to rock music today, many lives have been affected. Rock and roll music accompanies people everywhere they go. In the article, ? Rock and roll as Music; Rock and Roll as Culture? by Jack Santino, he discusses how people relate and identify with rock and roll music. Also, in the article, ? Rock? N? Revolt, ? Isabelle Leymarie examines the relationship between music and violence. People hear rock mu...

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