Questions tagged [rock]

questions about the genre known as "Rock", which is characterized by a heavy guitar-driven sound

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What defines rock music as a genre?

Which patterns, instruments, characteristics (or whatever) does a song need to have to be considered rock? Can this be objectively analyzed? If not, which subjective dynamics are involved?
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Is it true that Jimi Hendrix didn't know music theory?

I've often heard that Jimi Hendrix didn't know anything on music theory and harmony, and he was just playing 'by ear'. Is this true or just a urban legend?
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Weird piano chord on Police's Roxanne

On the intro of the song Police - Roxanne we can hear a weird piano chord (just before someone's laughing). The piano doesn't seem to feature elsewhere on the song. Did they ask for a pianist to come ...
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Why is rock music not on the charts anymore? [closed]

The days of bands Pink Floyd and Metallica topping the charts are long gone, and I'm really unsure as to why? When and why did rock music die off in popularity and electronic music take over?
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Why Linkin Park lost their fans in the mid?

I saw a lot of like pages in Facebook like "Linkin Park ex-fans", "Bring back the old LP", whatever. I love their songs, almost every one <3 . So any soldier here who can answer me? Why people ...