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Rock Music - Power Which Has Changed the Entertainment World

Updated on November 6, 2011

Tribute to Michael Jackson -Pop King

Before reading this hub ,Give your Tribute to Michael Jackson The greatest POP King in music world.He is the real trend setter in music industry.

Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., Black Sabbath, The Beatles, The scorpions, Queen, Bon Jovi, Sex pistols, Elvis priestly, Carlos Santana, Van Helen, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan……….the list is endless. Rock music has dominated the Music scene since the early 1950’s since its inception in the United States of America. Rock Music is preached almost like a religion among its followers who worship the above mentioned names as their gods. Rock music has been highly experimented with, and these experiments have given birth to various genres of rock music, namely

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Grunge Rock
  • Thrash Rock
  • Alternative Rock
  • Heavy Metal
  • Punk rock and many more.

Innovations in rock music have been going on in the major regional centers of rock-New York, Kingston, Jamaica, Liverpool, yet its influence is spread worldwide

Guitar: The main instrument used in Rock music

The central instrument used in rock music is the Guitar, which was first introduced in the late 1930’s by Jazz musician Charlie Christian, Aaron Thibeaux “t-bone” Walker was the first artist to record with a Guitar. Leo fender, in 1948 first introduced the mass produced soled bodied electric guitar. In later years musicians like Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Carlos Santana, with new guitar styles and amplification employing various electronic devices, for e.g. feedback.

Other common instruments used are the electric Bass guitar which was introduced by fender in 1951,keyboard instruments like the electric piano, organ, and the synthesizer. A drum set, which came into rock music from its influence from African American music, the jazz and the R&B. Other instruments include the Saxophone and many more. The microphone is also used as an instrument by rock singers to add modulation to their voices and their styles of singing.

Top 100 Greatest Rock Songs Ever!

High tech effects and loud volume to entertain a big crowd

Majorly Rock music is performed and played at very high levels of volume, so the music is closely tied to the developments made in electronic technology. Rock musicians have mastered studio recording techniques, like multi-tracking which is the process of recording different song segments at different times and layering them on top of each other, and digital sampling, the reproduction using a computer of the patterns of a particular sound sequences.

Rock concerts which are typically huge events involving thousands of audience members, often feature high-tech stage effects, including lighting and fireworks.

10 Greatest Classic Rock Songs Ever

Influence of Advance Technology in Rock Music

The way rock music is produced, heard and sold is also very heavily influenced by the advancements in technology. Development of low cost digital recording technology has allowed musicians to record professional quality recordings at their homes.

Emergence of websites like,, which allows music lovers to download their favorite music and enjoy it then and there. Now music lovers can create music CD’s, download their songs on their mobiles or listen to them on their ipods. Musicians are also experimenting nowadays by remixing different genres of music together like, rock and hip hop or rock and classical.

So the next time you hear “another brick in the wall” or “I want to break free”, so know how it made it to your ears.

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      LensMan999 4 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region

      Hi MarshFish and TheWordMan,

      Thanks for your supportive comments.

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      TheWordMan 6 years ago from Bronx, New York

      Great Hub. If you have the time, check out my stuff.

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      Marshall Fish 6 years ago

      Nice Hub.

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      mmm-mama 6 years ago

      Agreed! Thumbs up! :)

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      Sparkster Publishing 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Cool hub indeed. Unfortunately rock music has been driven underground in UK and is rarely seen/heard in the mainsream charts or on mainsream radio any more which sucks.

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      Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Cool hub - Voted up and awesome