What is rock and roll music?

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In class, we were asked two questions to make us think. 1.) What is music? 2.) What are rock and roll, and how is it different from other genres? I have been thinking about this a lot lately, but what is your opinion?

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Rock uses pop songwriting.

Rock has its roots in blues and jazz and incorporates a lot of improvisation, but not to the extent of blues or jazz.

Rock is dominated by 20th-century instruments.  The electric guitar and bass guitar, synthesizers.

Rock is a smaller band format compared to most other genres.

Rock isn't strict on what makes a good vocalist.  Lots of different things work, whereas in classical (for example) there is an ideal to aim for.  Rock lacks that ideal voice.

Rock has a backbeat.
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Music is the collection of pitches and notes performed on an instrument meant to conjure emotion in the listener. Rock and roll could be defined as a genre of music based around amplified guitars, basses, and drums. But since rock is so versatile a genre I think it comes down to more than that. It is the attitude, how it makes people feel, and the demeanor of the musicians. It is the call for rebellion, free thought, and having no inhibitions. To just break free and do what you want. That's really what makes rock. It's the universal screw everything attitude.
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I'm kinda apprehensive about answering. I've already been reported for a perfectly legitimate answer, but I'll try again, anyway.

Rock n Roll to me is the period from the early 50's to the early '60s. Then, it started to branch off into different genres and sub-genres with the overall genre referred to mostly as just Rock as opposed to Rock n Roll. But, if you mean Rock n Roll to be the overall generalization, then the answer would be that there are so many different sub-genres of rock music. I really can't keep up anymore. As to "what is music"? Philosophically, it is food for the soul. Physically, it is the vibration of sound on the air.
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Rock n Roll is life!! People don't play around when it comes to doing their job bc it's hard. It's the best genre there is, and better than all, including rap n pop or poop. People sing their hearts out to music THEY WRITE. Rather than idiots who jump around on stage to music they didn't write! Rock n Roll forever! Screw others who disagree and hate! Pop n rap has autotuned in it, which rock has its own sound. Hard Rockin guitar slams and drums bashing through the ground. Maybe some stuff from movies or shows, but no electric bs. Rock out, bros!!
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Music expresses how a person feels and helps release certain stress in life...well for me when I am upset I listen to a certain genre to fit my mood. Music is what makes life better. Rock and roll in my opinion, because it varies, is a classic rock like the late '40s-'50s, but when I think of rock and roll, I think of Elvis Presley, Richie Valens, buddy holly, and others that created rock 'n roll! I love rock 'n roll, and all types of music! :)
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rock always has a backbeat. and it is also, I think, the most ranged genre.

cause u get that real hardcore stuff like cannibal corpse, and then there is stuff like Taylor Swift, and this shows the huge range in between rock genre
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