by 037 Kurumi on December 15, 2014 - 1:15am
I belong to light music club, which called JAZZ club in this university, and I started playing bass guitar. Therefore, I’m familiar to rock music among many kinds of music around the world. However, I didn’t know exactly what rock music is, so I researched about it. I would like to introduce about what rock is and what kinds of rock are there.
First, I would like to inform you about what rock is. Rock music is particularly popular in Europe and America because it was born by African American. The origin is said that is from rhythm and blues. Rhythm and blues got popular in 1950, for example, Chuck Berry’s songs. I think this sounds like Western music. Maybe, you can image rock music is band music. That is right. It is mainly on guitar, bass guitar, drums, and powerful vocals, but recently, a metal idol came up. It is said that rock music isn’t only using band but also idol.
Secondly, I would like to tell you what kinds of rock are there. I think those are the 5 basic rock music, rhythm and blues, folk rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, and heavy metal. Moreover, many other rock styles are there. The reason why rock music has a lot of styles is in 1960, it branched out into many kinds of rock styles, and it still increase its styles. In addition, range of instruments got widely. As I said in first part of this essay, now this is the age of that new rock style is born like metal idol.
Thirdly, I would like to tell about which I prefer Japanese rock and American rock. I prefer American rock, especially hard rock, heavy metal and pop rock style, for example, I listen to bad company, ACDC, Maroon5 and Miley Cyrus. 1970s rock is really cool, and I feel comfortable. I think Japanese rock has few hard rock and heavy metal groups on TV, so I don’t know many Japanese hard rock artists. American rock has much famous rock music. I think this is also the reason why I choose American rock.
In conclusion, rock music was born by African American in 1950, and it branched out its varieties in 1960. It still increases like pop rock and metal idol. I like American rock because it is cool and feel comfortable, and then I don’t know Japanese rock that has atmosphere I like. Probably, there are many Japanese rock bands which still I don’t know, so I learn varieties of rock music.
Thank you for reading.