The Rock Music

Posted by Mike Schuck

As we can see, music has been around for a long time- it dates back to at least the Paleolithic era! There are many theories as to what types of sounds people would make with their voices or instruments during this time. Some believe that early humans made noises to communicate about things they had seen or done, while others think that it helped create rhythm.

We now know that most musicians aren’t just talented vocalists and instrumentalists, but also include creative writers in their repertoire!

Music touches our hearts and spirits more than anything else. It is one of the greatest tools we have to connect with each other, promote happiness, and enjoy life.

Join the JA team and grab a cool t-shirt!

Check out our Jam Addict attire and become a part of the team that has been training drummers and musicians for years!
Jam Addict Course

This article will talk about some important terms related to music, how music works, and the different styles of music. Then, I will go into detail on some famous songs and why they are considered rock songs.

Led Zeppelin

the rock music

As we already discussed, music is a medium that touches people in powerful ways. It can evoke strong emotions, it can influence or shape your mood, and it can even inspire you to make changes in your life.

Music has always been an integral part of our culture, going back centuries. We have songs and stories about almost every event, person, and thing important in human history!

In this article, we will discuss one particular genre of music – rock. And one band within the rock genre – Led Zeppelin.

Led Zeppelin was an American hard rock band from England, formed in 1968. They are considered one of the most successful bands ever due to their prolific career, encompassing eight studio albums, two live album releases, six compilation albums, and over 20 singles.

Their success comes not only from their musical prowess, but also from the media coverage they received at the time of their release. Many still praise them today for their creativity and innovation as musicians and songwriters.

Bob Dylan

the rock music

In his early career, Bob Dylan was not considered to be a strong songwriter. He did not have many powerful tracks under his belt, but what he had were songs that people connected with. Many consider him to be one of the greatest writers in music history, however, it took years for his talent as a writer to get recognized.

He is known for writing lyrics that seem philosophical or even poetic at times. This makes his style very unique because most popular musicians use their lyrics to tell stories or express emotions.

His ability to write interesting lyrics has made him a well-known artist throughout the world. Even though he is now regarded as a master lyricist, it took him several years to achieve this status.

It is hard to compare his skill as a writer to anyone else’s due to the fact that no one can match his impressive track record.

Pink Floyd

the rock music

As mentioned earlier, music is a universal language that transcends culture and genre. A staple of rock music, there are several artists within this group that have had many different style shifts and expansions of expression. However to simply describe them as “spacey” or “psychedelic” would not do these songs justice.

Pink Floyd actually coined the term psychedelic! In their song Wish You Were Here, they write; “If you want to know what psychedelics are, then look into his eyes”. Many interpret this to refer to Jesus Christ but the song itself implies something much more profound.

What makes some songs psychedlic is the use of imagery and symbolism. These lyrics may relate to other things in your life, past experiences, current events, etc. Some examples of this include:

The line I will listen to nothing but Mozart for an hour has been interpreted as meaning to only listen to classical music for an hour every day.

As with most musicians, Pink Floyd displayed various styles and genres throughout their career. But regardless of what else he was writing at the time, it is clear that Roger Waters was constantly exploring themes related to spirituality. Even outside of his music, he wrote several books about Christianity including The Final Call (about Islam) and The Sacrament of Sex.

The Rolling Stones

the rock music

As we all know, the rock music genre has seen many shifts over the years. There have been so many different sub-genres that it can be hard to identify what exactly people call “rock”. Some may even argue that some of these newer styles are not really considered part of the genre because they lack the classic elements that define true rock.

However, one thing that will always matter is the songwriting. Great lyrics paired with great melodies and rhythms will always get you into a room full of people listening. And there’s no denying that the Stone has consistently delivered both throughout their career!

In this article, we will take a closer look at an important member of The Rolling Stones – guitarist Mick Taylor.

The Doors

the rock music

As we already mentioned, music is one of the main reasons why people love to spend time together. With music, there are many different styles you can learn from and get inspired by. For example, there’s classical music, jazz, rock, hip hop, techno, etc.

Many consider the genre that made a star out of Jim Morrison as being “gothic rock.” While this isn’t quite right (Morrison didn’t officially use the term goth until years later), he did write some very dark songs that fit into the goth category.

One such song is called “The End.” In it, Morrison sings about giving up his life for his religion and how someone else will take over once he dies. This person will put his or her own life in place of his or hers, which makes sense since Jesus said we should give our lives for others.

Another song that received a lot of attention due to its lyrics was titled “Light My Fire.” The song originates from The Rolling Stones but The Doors took credit for writing it and adding their own lyrics.

These two songs tell a story about a fire inside of us that needs to be lit so that we can feel alive. Sometimes, we forget what this fire looks like and need help rekindling it, which is where relationships come in.

Bob Marley

the rock music

As we discussed earlier, music is a universal language that transcends national boundaries and cultures. It is an easy way to enjoy life, create new relationships, and explore different emotions.
As you know by now, I am a huge fan of rock music. I have always enjoyed listening to it and creating my own songs or writing lyrics for other people's songs.

I love how hard some bands work to make their songs interesting and catchy. A lot of times, however, this part is taken care of for us!
Music created with inspiration and passion will inspire others. If you are passionate about something, then you will put in the effort to show off your talent and knowledge.

This is what makes artists great! They inspired themselves to learn more about their craft, so they can express themselves through it.

Rock musicians often talk about being influenced by various genres and styles of music. This influence can be seen in their songs and artistry as they combine these elements together to make something unique.

The Smiths

the rock music

After leaving Morrissey’s band in 1983, guitarist Johnny Molloy began working with singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock. Together, they formed a new group called The Others. Their sound was described as “spacey, psychedelic pop.” They released one album in 1985 before breaking up.

The duo reunited several times over the years, but never officially rebranded themselves until 2018 when they announced their return under the name The Rock. According to Molloy, their comeback is meant to evoke thoughts of “the great rock trifecta — Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin.”

He continued by saying, "We're just taking our place next to those legendary bands.

The Clash

the rock music

As we mentioned earlier, one of the main reasons why people love music is because it allows them to express themselves. For some, it’s creating their own songs and singing along to be the most effective way to do this. For others, it’s listening to other people’s songs and getting inspiration from what they put in the lyrics or how well they use metaphors. Either way, there are plenty of ways you can connect with an artist’s style and influence by studying their musical writing.

The first band that comes to mind when talking about artistic expression through songwriting is The Clash. Not only did they write very catchy tunes, but they also incorporated powerful messages into their songs. Some examples include “White Man In Hammersmith Tube” which criticizes those who enjoy excessive benefits while other people struggle to make ends meet, or “Train in Vain” which urges people to look forward to the future instead of living in the moment.

Another thing that sets The Clash apart is their extensive catalogue which includes both popular as well as obscure songs. There are many where they talk about politics or life experiences which show how deeply they invested in their craft. They never seemed to accept things just because of who said it, even if it was a famous person. This quality makes their music special since it doesn’t feel like someone else wrote these songs.

envelope linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram