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The Evolution of Rock and Roll Music - Rock and Roll has the most incredible history. Before there was rock and roll, there was blues. Most people think rock music started with Elvis Presley, but he didn’t record his first single until 1953. The first recorded song described as “Genuine Rock-and-Roll” was “Rocket ’88” by pianist Ike Turner and singer Jackie Brenston in 1951. Rock-and-Roll music in the 1950’s was described as a mixture of jazz, blues, country, and has a stronger guitar, bass, and drums. (A&E Biography Channel UK “SAM PHILLIPS The man who Invented Rock & Roll”....   [tags: History of Rock and Roll]
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The Little Rock 9 - • Introduction • The controversial topic of race • "Beyond religion, beyond class, beyond politics and ideology, for centuries race has been the single most controversial question in America’s dialog. Even three years after the decision of Brown vs. Board of Education deemed that segregated schools were unconstitutional, the arrival of the nine black students to the all-white southern school was a threat to white Americans."(Dickerson) • There were over 100 black students who signed up to go to Little Rock Central High, but only 9 ended up there....   [tags: The Little Rock 9]
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The History of Rock and Roll - Rock music has come a long way since its development in the early 20th century. The genre, defined “as a merger between rhythm&blues and country” (Scaruffi, The History of Rock Music:1955-1966), started out more as an underground market, but ended up becoming a significant aspect of American popular music history. Rock-n-Roll music produce many legendary artists who will for ever be known as innovators of the genre. Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry were some of the many artists in Rock-n-Roll who will always live on in their music.Many teenagers were also to identify it due to its rebellious nature their disapproval of the cold war....   [tags: rock music, elvis presley, chuck berry]
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The History of Rock and Roll - Rock and roll has developed a long way throughout the years from a dance craze in the 1950’s to a political and cultural landscape that is recognized worldwide. Rock and roll has come to define the roots of teenage rebellion, people who don’t follow the norms, and have disrespect for authority. The style of rock and roll itself is a melting pot of music, a combination of sounds that include jazz, country, blues, ragtime, gospel, swing, classical, and ethnic music. It can be a simple variation of three chords to a complex chromatic scale combination....   [tags: Rock and Roll Will Never Die]
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Rock Music and Confined Sexual Repression in the 1960's - In the 1960s, rock music had an increasing impact in teen culture. According to teenage girl response to the confined sexual repression, rock music created many controversial consequences. Music became a commodity that served escapism from reality instead of creating options and choices and brought the teen cultures to go against the mainstream culture to bring forth identities that are more coherent and ideal. Rock and roll was the most compelling commodity to enter the teen consumer culture. Gender roles being unequal created a sexist double standard and women were the object of needs and desire of men....   [tags: rock, music, sexuality, history, argumentative, pe]
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Physics of Rock Climbing - Rock climbing is an exciting, but dangerous, sport. Since the 70's, climbing equipment has become more reliable and more safe. The physical laws behind rock climbing have not changed, but engineers have found ways to make safer and more reliable gear to help prevent a climber from falling. Rock climbing is all about physics. The main aspect of rock climbing is gravity. Gravity is what every rock climber faces every time they scale a wall. There are several forces involving rock climbing and they include friction, tensional force, and, of course, gravity....   [tags: physics rock climb]
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Rock Music in the GDR and the Eastern Bloc - The well-known riff of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” opens Andreas Dresen’s movie Changing Skins (Raus aus der Haut, 1997). The film opens in a crowded music club where young people are dancing ecstatically, turned on by pulsing rock and roll. This could be a trite depiction of youth culture if it were not located in a country that suppressed this kind of music: the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It is therefore worth reflecting on the social and political controversy in the former East Germany that, finally in the 1970s, permitted the performance of rock music and even imports from the capitalist part of the world....   [tags: Rock and Roll Music]
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Physics of Rock Climbing - When thinking of rock climbing it is good to think of all aspects of climbing in terms of energy. While thinking of energy, remember basic geology and know that not all rocks are formed in the same way, in other words know what type of rock you are dealing with, it is good to think of the process of formation behind the type of rock you may be climbing. Understanding the formation process will drastically change the climbing technique used to climb that particular rock. Another aspect of energy that one should keep in mind is drastically changing your potential energy....   [tags: physics sport sports rock climbing] 1262 words
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Rock and Roll in the Early Fifties - Rock and Roll in the Early Fifties Hail, hail rock ‘n’ roll, Deliver me from the days of old. Long live rock ‘n’ roll The beat of the drum is loud and bold, Rock, rock, rock ‘n’ roll, The spirit is there body and soul.” - Chuck Berry (Hibbard and Kaleialoha, 19) An African- American euphemism for making love, rock and roll spurred from all genres of music, but mainly that of folk, country, jazz, pop and rhythm & blues (Yorke, 11). It is a type of music that generally involves heavy pounding of the piano, a loud drum beat, saxophone backgrounds and boisterous shouting by the singer....   [tags: Music Art Musicians Rock and Roll Essays]
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Interview Essays - A Local Rock Star - Local Rock Star Sitting at the table with long, thick, blonde hair and a hint of Brad Pitt’s facial features sits Brian. He is a 17 year old high school junior, a guitarist in a local band, and he is my interview. He will begin nearly all his sentences with “uhh…” but then proceeds to long, interesting answers. I started by asking him about when he became interested in music, and who his influences were. “I’ve always listened to music,” he said, “my first album ever was Nirvana’s Nevermind; it was a cassette tape....   [tags: Interview Essays - A Local Rock Star] 774 words
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Welcome to the Rock - On the San Francisco Bay lays an island only 1½ miles away from the shoreline. This piece of land is one of the top tourist spots in the city that draws over one million visitors a year (staff, hisotry.com, 2009) However, even though it is a wonderful place to visit, fifty years ago it was not. In fact not a single person wanted to go there. It was a dark, lonely, secluded place that you would try everything in your means to escape. This place is known as Alcatraz and it was a prison to some of the nation’s worst criminals in the United States from 1934 until its closure in 1963, almost 30 years....   [tags: Alcatraz, McNeil, Birdman]
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Physics of Rock Climbing - Anchor systems are vital for a climber and whether or not an anchor is secure can mean the difference between life or death for the climber. Good anchors are not difficult to set up and all they require is a little experience in setting up and some common sense. We will anaylze the forces generated in two different types of anchor systems. Another factor in the forces generated in an anchor system that can be applied to both systems is that of the angles involved in the system. The greater the angle at the bottom of the anchor system, where the rope attaches to the anchor, the greater the force that is exerted on each anchor point....   [tags: physics sport sports rock climbing] 1264 words
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The Rock - The Rock He is a three-time world wrestling federation champion and a two time intercontinental champion. He was born on May 2, 1972 is 6’5 and weighs 275 pounds. He goes by the name Dwayne Johnson, calls himself the “People’s Champion” and otherwise known as “The Rock.” Other than having the pretty face that Hollywood was looking for, The Rock had to go through many steps as an “actor” before he became well known. However, the rock graduated from the University of Miami as an all -American Football player....   [tags: Essays Papers] 969 words
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Rock and Roll - The emergence of Rock and Roll was one of the most pivotal moments of our nation’s history. The impact that this genre of music made is still evident in our culture. However, before this genre was able to gain momentum, it faced many cultural conflicts. The book, All Shook Up: How Rock ‘N’ Roll Changed America by Glenn C. Altschuler analyzes the impact that rock and roll music has made on American culture. It explores how the Rock and Roll culture was able to roughly integrate and later conflict with preceding cultural values....   [tags: American History, Racial Tension] 1293 words
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Rock and Roll - Sex, drugs, and Rock and Roll. Those were the staples of life in the early sixties. Rock was still a little fledgling genre of music, but it caught on quickly and went on to become one of the biggest music genres of all time. Be it the British Invasion, Woodstock, Motown, or another big event, you can be sure that many of the fans were gathered to see their favorite singers perform. It brought many people together, and even tore some apart. No matter which way you saw it, it was an undeniable fact: Rock and Roll was big....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 869 words
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Rock and Roll - What comes to mind when you think about Rock and Roll. Is it the pulsating rhythms, and upbeat tempo that seemingly sooth the mind. What many don’t realize is this phenomenon was started by a single man that combined various elements he loved. This man, Elvis Presley, not only created Rock and Roll but a new era of attitude and personality which people perceived as they watched him perform. Elvis Aaron Presley, one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, started a new clothing style for his generation, influenced a new era of dance, and most notably introduced Rock and Roll to the world....   [tags: Music, Elvis Presley] 1193 words
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The Birth of Rock and Roll Music - Not parents, not teachers, but music changed the decade of the 1950s. Welcome to the decade, where rock ‘n’ roll music emerged. Rock ‘n’ roll changed the world, but it wasn’t just the music. The music created a movement. People were not afraid to be different. The Birth of Rock ‘n’ roll, created a major impact on many cultures and society. When I think of Rock ‘n’ roll music, I think of the music, as a stepping stone for Americans. I think of Rock ‘n roll music as a stepping stone for Americans because the music reflects on the change of America after the war....   [tags: Study of Music]
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A Brief History of Hard Rock - The music industry has many different genres, to suit a multitude of listeners; but, the most popular is rock. Rock has numerous genres within itself, including; heavy metal, hard rock, arena rock, and many more. The most popular genre would be either heavy metal or hard rock. They are both very similar in “taste” with the only differences being what the music is about and the pitch of the music. Heavy metal is typically about the “darker” things in life and it will have an overall deeper pitch to it....   [tags: Music]
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History and Influence of Rock the Vote - I’m nervous. This is my first time voting and I don’t want to mess it up. I walk into town hall, a building that seems to be reserved for special events. I wait for a few moments; finally I reach the older woman who is handing out ballots. She asks for my name, which I answer with a clear “Deirdre Ball.” She checks a list of pre-registered voters. Earlier in the week, someone had come to my high school to register high school seniors that are old enough to vote. The person that came to my high school was working on her own; she didn’t have a large-scale organization behind her....   [tags: Political Organization, Young People]
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Dome of the Rock and Santa Costanza - Christianity and Islam are religions are two of world’s most widespread religions. Both religions when founded were not accepted by the people of that time and they have faced great resistance. Early Islamic art and early Christian art both are historically important as both are similar in some ways. The most earliest architecture and first such structure from the Muslims is the Dome of the Rock located in Jerusalem. When the Muslims conquered the city of Jerusalem in they needed a place (Mosque) to worship and offer their prayers in congregation....   [tags: christianity, islam, religions, pagans]
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The Little Rock Nine and Their History - In May of 1954, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case had declared the racial segregation of American public schools unconstitutional. The Supreme Court had called for the integration of schools, so that students of any race could attend any school without the concern of the “white-only” labels. The public school system of Little Rock, Arkansas agreed to comply with this new desegregated system, and by a year had a plan to integrate the students within all the public schools of Little Rock....   [tags: Segregation, Public Schools]
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Rock and Roll and Social Change - Richard Welch published the article “Rock ‘n’ Roll and Social Change” in History Today on February 1, 1990. In the article “Rock and Roll ‘n’ Social Change” “This revolution created a music which became the common property not only of two generations of Americans, but also millions throughout the world, creating the most ubiquitous, and perhaps the most influential form of American popular culture” (32). History Today, one of the world’s oldest history magazines, has been published monthly in London since January 1951....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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The Impact of the Little Rock Nine - America has had quite a history. Moreover, America has had a distinct history concerning racial differences. From the Civil War to the Civil Rights Act, America has showed past that is unforgettable. However, America has showed a history concerning African Americans that still show up in our present today. The Little Rock Nine, staged in 1957, proves that we are not that far away from our previous actions against a different race. In the American heritage and main structure of government, it says that all men are created equal....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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Rock and Roll: Bands on the Rise - When people hear the genre “rock and roll,” they often think of performers like Elvis Presley, AC/DC, and Aerosmith. Those bands have provided the foundation for rock and roll, but the newer bands have to carry over from the bands of the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s to the bands of the 1990’s and the 2000’s. The new generation of bands has just as much, if not more, popularity than the bands of the older generation. Bands do not gain popularity just by showing up to rehearsal, though. Gaining popularity can take years of making music, and sometimes establishing credibility takes more time than other bands....   [tags: Music]
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Environmental impact of a rock quarry - Rock quarries occupy large areas of land and thus they affect the environment considerably and in various ways. The main inputs are different forms of energy; explosives for blasting, electricity and fuels to power heavy plant machinery, trucks, equipment and generators.1 The electricity consumed will obviously generate emissions and waste at the power stations whilst fuels used at the quarry will generate gaseous emissions on site. The processes and extraction methods employed generate noise, mainly due to the blasting or excavation equipment, transport and crushing....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1229 words
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The History of Punk Rock - It starts with a simple beat, a tap on the drums or a guitar strumming, and then it happens. The notes flow into a wonderful array of feelings that you may fear to show. You finally feel like there is someone out there that is feeling the same way you are. Music is food to our soul, it can make us feel happy, and it can make us feel sad. When there are no feelings to be shown, it is still there, comforting us and giving us something to think about. Throughout history, music has changed the lives of countless people....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Brenden Masar ] 2169 words
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AC/DC - A Rock Powerhouse - AC/DC originated in Australia, and was formed in 1973 by brothers Angus Young and Malcolm Young. They were born in Glasgow, Scotland, but then moved to Sydney Australia with most of their family in 1963. They classified themselves solely as rock n roll, but are considered to be one of the pioneers of heavy metal. They are also one of the highest grossing bands of all time. "AC/DC" is an abbreviation meaning "alternating current/direct current" electricity. They originally got the name from their older sister Margaret, who saw the initials ACDC on a sewing machine....   [tags: Musicians ]
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Pilgrims Landing on Plymouth Rock - The pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock has had a number of important impacts on America today. Whether the impacts were positive or negative, it was the pilgrims that had taken the journey to the New World and made the present what it is today. Originating from England, the English were Puritans who believed that the Church of England was in need of spiritual purification. Instead of altering the church, the English set off on a voyage to the New World for new opportunities. The pilgrims could start over and build a new society from scratch without having the chance of having corrupting influences on the Old World....   [tags: us history]
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Rock and Roll: The Beatles - Rock and Roll was one of the most influential music of the 1960’s. People that have listened to 60’s music and/or grew up in that era say it was the genre to listen to. People say that The Beatles were as good or better as Elvis Presley. The Beatles are one of the most listened to band since the 60’s. The way they took over the world is unforgettable and amazing; but as we get older we soon will forget our past and focus on our future but we can not forget what raised us and got us to this point in life....   [tags: liverpool, history, touch image]
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The Little Rock Nine - “It was like going into battle every day.” This is what Ernst Green said about his experience at Central High School (Stone). Ernst Green was one of the nine African Americans that were carefully chosen to take part in the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas (Little Rock). The Nine African American students that were picked for this brave action were called the Little Rock Nine. These students were a massive part in the Civil Rights Movement. Little Rock, Arkansas, like many southern cities, was very segregated....   [tags: desegregation, central high school]
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The Hard Rock Company - The Hard Rock Café (HRC) and the Hard Rock Hotels / Casinos is a highly successful series of ventures that serves up fun, music, food, nostalgia and beverage. The HRC is also famous for its music collectibles, including guitars used by icons in the industry (i.e. Madonna, Jimi Hendrix, etc), fashion merchandise, live concerts, and Hard Rock Live performance venues. The first Hard Rock Café was opened on June 14, 1971, in London, England. Founded by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, HRC became well known and successful almost immediately....   [tags: Marketing]
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The Dome of the Rock - The Dome of the Rock Essentially unchanged for more than thirteen centuries, the Dome of the Rock remains one of the world’s most beautiful and enduring architectural treasures. Adorned with its magnificent gold dome and elaborate quranic inscriptions, the structure intimately represents the world’s second largest religion in a city historically associated with the three Semitic faiths. Representation, however, is not the only effect of this site. Despite its intended purpose, the Dome of the Rock inherently stands as the focal center of a millennium-old religious controversy....   [tags: Jerusalem Zealot History Dome Essays Papers] 2291 words
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The History of Rock - The History of Rock As one of the most popular music genres, rock music has grown and expanded to incorporate many styles throughout the years. A rock band usually consists of a vocalist, an acoustic drum kit played with a strong beat, usually a back beat, and features electric and acoustic guitars. From its beginnings in the late 1950s and early 1960s until the present day, rock has changed styles seemingly every decade as new bands become popular because of their unique style of music. Throughout the years rock has influenced our culture and helped shape the world we live in today....   [tags: Music Musical Historical Essays]
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Punk Rock - Punk rock is a unique and changing musical genre that was born in both England and the United States in the late 1970s. A largely underground music scene with a reliance on a rejection of societies norms, dismissal of capitalism and consumption, heavy reliance on community, and a strong attitude of do-it-yourself and self-empowerment, punk continues to have a large influence on the contemporary music scene. Punk rock, however, has faced issues when dealing with concepts of sex and gender. Bands within the scene are usually composed of males, women are objectified in song lyrics, and masculine values like aggressiveness and violence are often glamorized, especially in sub-genres of punk such...   [tags: Music] 1699 words
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30 Rock - The typical episode of the critically acclaimed, indie-darling, sitcom 30 Rock focuses on the lives of the writers, producers, executives and love interests of those involved in the production of a fictional sketch comedy television show called TGS with Tracy Jordan. 30 Rock is widely known as a show that deals with race, gender and class issues from multiple, humorous perspectives. Yet watching Season Five, Episode Twenty, a viewer could grow uncomfortable at the racial generalizations. The episode is entitled “Queen of Jordan” and is intended to parody the Real Housewives franchise of reality television....   [tags: stereotypes, parody, comedy, reality television]
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Rock Bands - Along with the Beatles, The Rolling Stones are one of the most famous English rock bands to influence America. Introducing teenagers to African American urban blues, and transforming the urban blues into something like high-energized rock and roll are just some of the things the Stones brought to America (Kallen 10-11). The original line-up of the band included; Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Ian Stewart (Kallen 8-9). They have come a long way to get where they are now, and to this day they are still playing their music around the world....   [tags: Music, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones] 1698 words
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Rock Climbing - Inhale, exhale. Deep, cleansing breaths that rush through his body like a calming storm. He feels his heart thudding tirelessly against his chest, pressing against his ribs, and rising into his ears. He dips his hands into the soft white powder, rubbing it between his fingers, feeling each grain of chalk disintegrate with the applied pressure and mold into his skin. He reaches out and grabs the rough, sandpaper-like plastic rocks. He feels the coarse texture dig into his skin as he lifts himself onto the wall....   [tags: Informative, Persuasive]
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Rock Gardening Ideas - Introduction: There are plenty of rock gardening ideas whether you want to create a traditional oriental rock garden or just imitate some principles of the oriental rock gardens. Let us here see about the general rock gardening ideas of natural rock gardens and oriental rock gardening ideas. Natural rock gardening ideas: The natural rock gardening ideas are given by the nature. The rocky yards are covered with greenery in order to beautify the area. In the rock gardens the stones, stumps, logs are not removed like the other garden types but are the vital elements of these gardens....   [tags: Gardening] 525 words
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The Coquina Rock: Diagenesis, and Sedimentary Rocks - Type of Rock The rock coquina is originally a sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rocks are made up of sediments. The sediments are formed by the mechanical or chemical activities of the natural activities like running water, blowing wind, glaciers etc. this which causes disintegration and decomposition of the pre-existing rocks. The products of decay are transported to some depositional sites by the natural agencies, where they get deposited and with subsequent compaction form sedimentary rocks (Hefferan, O’Brien, 2010)....   [tags: sedimentary rocks, uses, myths]
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Litttle Rock Nine - Prejudices will always be prevalent in some way, shape, or form. If feelings of racial superiority are allowed to fester, eventually they can become strong enough to push people to radical actions. The Little Rock Nine is a group of nine African-American students who decided to make a stand and make a large step towards breaking down the walls of segregation. Despite evident opposition, their determination and fortitude set in motion a series of events that have accelerated the progress of integration within the United States....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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The Unsung Heroes of the Development of Rock and Roll - Music is an art form that has been around since humans were created. All over the world music is played in many different forms and styles. As early as the 1950s, a new style of music was being created in the United States, one that would forever change the world. Not only would this music bring a completely different sound, but it changed the way people acted, dressed, and even their lifestyles. This new style of music became known as rock and roll, and while no one person created it, many artists have added their own unique inputs and helped shape music into what it is today....   [tags: music, artists, bands]
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The Civics Of Rock and The Promise of New Sounds - Introduction The political possibilities of popular music particularly in the sixties served as a reflection on the society of the United States of America, as it has been suggested throughout my thesis. I have argued that blues revolutionized music and folk politicised it. Now, I will demonstrate how rock contributed to a widespread and far-reaching cultural exchange between black and white America in regards to the issues the counter-culture was concerned about. Rock also reflected the political conflicts of the day and through which the young generation sought liberation and self-respect....   [tags: cultural transition, music, political perspectives]
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Rock and Roll: The Changing of American Culture - American attitudes and behaviors have shifted and swayed throughout the history of this great country. They are often influenced by things happening in not only our nation, but in the world. Things like world wars, economic upheaval, and even natural disasters. These ever changing shifts in how we view and respond to the world around us change us as a nation. Some of those changes are fleeting, some fade and we revert back to former ways, but one stands out from all the rest. One change, an explosion of our view of cultural norms, burst onto the scene and changed us in a deeper and more meaningful way than ever before....   [tags: Racial Boundaries, Sexual Ideology]
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The Impact of Television on Rock n’ Roll - Rock and Roll, as a music genre, has evolved greatly with each decade; some of this is attributed to technology. One of the biggest leaps forward made for technology and the music genre is the widespread commercial popularity of the television. Since its introduction, television has caused the growing genre to rapidly reach mainstream audiences. Though it is this day hard to pinpoint the full impact of this invention to Rock n’ Roll, it is hard to argue that it didn’t help shape it into the powerful industry that it is today....   [tags: music, genre, MTV]
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Why is Authenticity Important In Rock Music? - Throughout the decades the face of rock music has changed drastically because of a series of small events that have occurred for example, the song that saw the birth of early rock music The Comets hit Rocket 66 a 50's classic that endeared audiences with its atypical crunchy guitar tone, this was brought about by Ike Turner who dropped his guitar amplifier outside of the recording studio causing the amplifier to break and distort the sound this small accident caused Rock and Rock if we fast forward around 20 years and you have a young man called Tony Iommi working in a steel factory in Birmingham when he loses concentration severing the tips of two fingers causing him to de-tune his guitar...   [tags: Music Analysis ]
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Lessons from the "Little Rock Nine" - Motivators and movers – where would the world be without these people. It is these beings that cause belief to become action and compel the masses to move through their example, sometimes unknowingly. In 1957, nine young African-Americans voluntarily chose to desegregate Little Rock Central High and break free of the black-white mold that society had made. Those young students became known as the Little Rock Nine - hated by those unlike them, terrorized by schoolmates and even ostracized by their people....   [tags: Racial Issues]
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How Rock and Roll Changed America - Rock and Roll was the start of a new revolution in America. It introduced the world to many of the famous artists that continue to be a part of our lives today. "Artists who became popular in the 1950s such as Elvis, began to pave the way for others such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly" (The History of Rock 'n' Roll until 1960). With the introduction of rock 'n' roll, there came many new changes to the lives of many Americans. Rock and Roll was a major contributor for the change in teens' behavior in the 1950s because it encouraged new freedoms for teenagers, encouraged new fads among teenagers, and caused a generation gap....   [tags: Music, Famous Artisit, American History]
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The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and U.F.O. Sightings - Recently, many people believed to have witnessed via a viral video, U.F.O. (unidentified flying object) sighting directly above the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel, yet solid research quickly disproved this occurrence as another contemporary hoax. Sightings such as this one dates back to June 24th, 1947, when Kenneth Arnold reportedly saw a “flying saucer” (Dash). There are many people around the world, who believe wholeheartedly in unidentified flying objects. Moreover, when Mr. Arnold made his claim of seeing a U.F.O., there were many futile arguments between believers and non-believers....   [tags: Hoaxes, History]
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Baroque, British Rock and Compositional Similarities - The European Baroque period lasted from 1600-1750 A.D.. Music from this period often had identifying characteristics: expressing mood through both instrumental and vocal music, consistent rhythmic patterns, terraced dynamics that change suddenly rather than gradually, basso continuo, complex melodies, and polyphonic textures (Kamien 148). Composers like Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, Purcell, and Handel were prominent during the European Baroque period and composed both sacred and secular music: operas, oratorios, cantatas, concertos, and suites (“Baroque Music”)....   [tags: Composition, technique, music]
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