What would music in general be like if Rock and Rock n Roll music never existed?
- Anonymous3 weeks agoFavorite Answer
it would be bad I think cus didn’t like metal come from rock or something also that kinda made emo stuff and if that didn’t exist I would just cry more
- 3 weeks ago
WARNING: LONG ANSWER LOL
Rock n roll was a term that was originally coined by Alan Freed to officially represent, not one, but three primary genres of music in his time. Before Freed, rock n roll was a term that existed, but it usually was not used to describe music. ;)Those 3 genres were blues, country, and R&B... genres that were totally different back then from what we think of them now. The genre Rock n' Roll was essentially born from these three genres, but blues had the heaviest influence. Eventually, rock took from other genres as well, especially jazz, classical music, and folk. These adaptations were totally appropriate because rock was such a good adaptable style of music that could cooperatively fuse with anything. Jazz really was the rock n roll before rock n roll. The Blues is technically a form of jazz, so without jazz, there's no blues, and without blues, there's no rock as we know it. Folk music wasn't a very far reach from the blues or country, so it was thrown in the pot very easily. Without classical music being thrown in, we'd never have bands that were in any way considered progressive, including Rush, Supertramp, King Crimson, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Kansas, Toto, Yes, The Moody Blues, yada-yada. Even Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) claimed to "transpose" classical music to rock music, since they believed classical music was actually created/destined FOR rock. In turn, so many other genres gained strength and popularity by expanding themselves as rock did. Other genres were flat-out created by rock's expansions, such as rockabilly, progressive/prog rock, psychedelic rock, funk, punk, hard rock, jazz-rock, southern fried rock, and heavy metal. ***Even the term pop music would be at risk of never existing.*** Notice how rock and pop are usually grouped together in stores and at the grammies? That's for a good reason that dates way back.Ironically, every single genre on this page (except maybe classical) has become overly simplified, louder, and stripped down musically from decades of the past. So the diversities rock created ended up being stripped back away. Today, we have the illusion of continued musical diversity with genres like indie, alternative, EDM, and other stuff. Still, music in general would never have had such a high place to fall from without rock n roll's influence. Without rock's appeal, music probably would have become a passing fancy after the 1940's and not something people still eagerly enjoy.
- BloatedtoadLv 63 weeks ago
It would not be nearly as diverse.
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- Wire and StringLv 73 weeks ago
so long as we still had blues, rhythm and blues, jump blues, soul, funk, 60s pop, folk, etc i honestly don't think it'd be that different. rock didnt happen in a vacuum, it happened as part of an overall sea change of popular music.
- 3 weeks ago
It would suck. Rock n Roll gave birth to most of the genres we listen to now, we wouldn't have pop, hard rock, indie etc so music would truly suck we'd all like the same thing musically which would make the world really boring.
- audreyLv 73 weeks ago
Music would be a sad, sad thing without Rock and Roll.
- WisecrackerLv 73 weeks ago
I guess I’d still be listening to Mozart and Beethoven and church music.
- KathyLv 73 weeks ago
A lot different than what it is now.