What does the word Rock mean to you (speaking in terms of music)?
I think it's overused too much in the wrong way.
This is what I think rock is:
It is a an extremely popular genre of music and mainly includes the use of an electric guitar, bass guitar, and drums. There is usually a vocal melody that goes along with it. Other instruments such as the piano can come into the mix. Usually, a rock band involves just bass, guitar, drums, and a lead singer. There are different subgenres in rock. Rock roots go as far back as to the mid 1950s. (if anybody can add on to the definition or make it better, that would be great.)
That's just what it is to me.
But to the rest of the mainstream world, it means skulls, crossbones, pop bands, Disney stars, and other insane things. What exactly does rock mean? I mean, I see it everywhere! There are girls and boys going around claiming to be "rockstars" and there are rappers doing the same. Does rock mean listening to pop bands and drinking all the time and wearing big sunglasses and dressing in black, band tees, and colorful clothing? Not to me. If this is confusing to you, I'm sorry, I just can't seem to get my point straight. What I'm trying to say is that the word rock is being overused. "Rockstar tees", "Rockstar", "Rockstar lifestyle", "partying like a Rockstar", claiming to rock out, whatever. What exactly does the word rock mean to you (speaking music wise)? Why is this word overused by MTV, Disney, the whole mainstream world? Probably for money. More importantly, why are teens saying they are rockstars or trying to be rockstars? Why are a lot of pop bands of today categorized under Rock when they are not?
I posted this topic in another website, but I really wanna know what you guys think rock is.
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