15 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAMES HATFIELD FROM METALLICA GROUP
James Alan Hetfield Since 2011, it has been 87th in the list of the greatest guitarists of all time according to Rolling Stone magazine. The Christianity of his family and…

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BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVALS
A child of fervor and revelry, a huge amount of light and thundering sounds of guitar cuts - all this tells you that you are at a rock festival. The…

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How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin? (part 1)
It all started with the fact that in 1920 the Soviet engineer L. Tremen invented a new musical instrument theremin. It was arranged as follows: the pitch changed by approaching…

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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Definition of Rock Music (part 2)

AT THE SOURCES OF ROCK
Rock is not just a musical direction, it is a youth culture, a means of youth communication, a mirror of society. You don’t need to be too observant to notice that it is young people who pay much more attention, time and money to music than adults.

Young – the main visitors to concerts, participants in discos, buyers of audio and CD. It is to them that pop stars and popular groups appeal. Although lovers of youth music are sometimes not only active, but also aggressive. Obviously, the main need, uniting sympathy for the genres of youth music, is the need for entertainment. Continue reading

Definition of Rock Music (part 1)

Rock music (Eng. Rock music) – the generalized name of many areas of music. The word “rock” – rocking – in this case indicates the rhythmic sensations characteristic of these directions associated with a certain form of movement, by analogy with “roll”, “twist”, “swing”, “shake”, etc. Such signs rock music, such as the use of electric musical instruments, creative self-sufficiency (rock musicians are characterized by the performance of their own compositions) are secondary and often misleading. For this reason, the belonging of some styles of music to rock is disputed. Rock is also a special subcultural phenomenon; subcultures such as fashion, hippies, punks, metallers, goths are inextricably linked with certain genres of rock music.

Rock music has a large number of directions: from light genres such as dance rock and roll, pop rock, britpop to brutal and aggressive genres – death metal and hardcore. Continue reading

A LITTLE ABOUT NIGHTWISH
Nightwish is a Finnish metal band performing songs primarily in English. It was founded by Tuomas Holopainen in 1996 in the city of Kitee. The early work of Nightwish was…

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25 interesting facts about the life of Viktor Tsoi
Viktor Robertovich Tsoi (June 21, 1962, Leningrad - August 15, 1990, near the village of Kesterciems, Latvian SSR) - Soviet rock musician, songwriter and artist. The founder and leader of…

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The procession of rock (part 1)
By the beginning of the 60s, the next generation was approaching adulthood. Parents of these children actively fought for peace, tranquility and abundance. Parents, however, entered it with a load…

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The Story of One Song: Don’t Drag Me Down - Social Distortion
The only political song “I'm an activist, a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and an anti-racist, but the only political song I have ever written is Don’t Drag…

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