Rock, alive all living
It seems to me that these words are a great start to the topic “Rock”. Moreover, rock is considered a youth culture, because … No! Let this be one of the problems. Having taken up the theme of “Rock Culture”, I am in no way trying to ease my task. Probably even I complicate it. Rock music is such a controversial trend in art that it is very difficult to choose
The right point to consider. I limited the topic a bit, because I do not consider it possible
consider all the variations and directions of rock.
Unfortunately, for a long time we were deprived
any information about the legislators of rock. All my information is based on the archive of translated foreign magazines, as well as on that amount
Soviet (Russian) magazine and newspaper articles, records that I have accumulated over the years,
which I am seriously fond of rock.
I also want to make a reservation that any
the field of human activity is not devoid of “chernukha”, therefore, common phrases that follow
should not be distributed to all performers (fans) of rock music.
A LITTLE FROM THE HISTORY OF THE “FIRST VIOLIN” IN THE ROCK GROUP.
I would like to start with a little excursion into the past. How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin?
It all started with the fact that in 1920
Soviet engineer L. Tremen invents a new musical instrument – tremenvoks. He was
It is arranged as follows: the pitch changed by approaching the antenna or removing the performer’s hand from it. The desire to use electricity in music prompted inventors
to come up with unusual instruments with fancy names – emiriton, trautonium, violen. IN
thirties the first electric guitars appeared. But they don’t have anything in common with a modern electric guitar,
perhaps nothing but the belt on which she hangs herself. Yes and those electric instruments
It was difficult to name. Just because of the urge to somehow isolate the guitar in the orchestra, to make its sound louder, a pickup was attached to the acoustic guitar. But this did not bring the guitar to the place of leader in the orchestra, which they wanted to achieve so much. The sound became louder, but the essence of the guitar (accompaniment) remained. It was later discovered that by processing sound to an amplifier you can achieve an incredible result. Then an electric guitar was born, which eventually acquired a solid body and a lot of electronics in addition. Subsequently, it was the guitar that became the “first violin” of the rock ensemble, although recently the bass guitar, which previously performed only the accompaniment function in the group, acquires such solo parts that it can be successfully ranked among the leaders in the group.
“THE BEATLES”. SOURCES OF ROCK?
So much has been written about “THE BEATLES” that you cannot make new discoveries in this area. Many consider 4 Liverpool guys to be the founders of the rock style. Is it so? – Hard to tell. Probably so. Although it seems to me that “THE BEATLES” gave impetus to the development of a style that was later called “soft rock” and which later developed into the so-called “pop music”. One of the features of “THE BEATLES” that allowed me to rank them as “pop musicians” is the relative simplicity of their music and lyrics, although this is more a consequence of the needs of young people than the lack of ability of musicians. The youth then got tired of the complexities of life, they wanted something easy and easy to understand. It is undeniable contribution to development
youth music “THE BEATLES” has made a huge. Of course, they gave the spiritual foundation of rock,
prepared for him an audience of listeners, but they could not found rock in terms of music. Speaks a lot for “THE BEATLES” statement by Bob Dylan, one of the creators of the style of “folk rock”:
“They did something that was impossible, something that could not be possible … I told myself: now everything will be wrong; I was shocked. And I could not believe that a few hours ago I had not seen BEATLES .. . ”
HARD-ROCK (Help from the Encyclopedia).
Hard rock. Literally: hard or hard rock. The concept is so comprehensive that many do not see the difference between rock music itself and this, one of its most widespread and popular branches.
Sharpness in rock music has always been lacking – the first rock and rolls were precisely why the listeners were accustomed to the streamlined, smooth transfer of musical ideas. Hard rock, the “ghost” of which has been hovering in the compositions of pop groups since the first half of the 60s, first took a relatively clear form in the music of bands such as “THE M15” and “CREAM” (although it is impossible to unambiguously identify authorship: the idea is really worn in the air, elements of hard rock appeared in the music of “THE BEATLES”, “THE ROLLING STONES”, “YARDBIRDS”).
Hard rock compositions evoke a subjective feeling of heaviness achieved through
highlighting the rhythm section in the foreground, which requires musicians to masterfully master their
tools. In hard rock, in addition to the “bulge” of the rhythm section, all the instruments included in it
are directly related to the melodic leader – the guitarist, so it cannot be here
isolated improvisation of one instrument.