Questions tagged [rock]

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

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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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Is there symbolism in the word “train” that is particular to rock music culture?

I do not know much about music, but I keep noticing a strange pattern in rock song names and was wondering if there’s more to it. Many bands tend to have a song, and usually on the first album, ...
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Why did Maverick Records ask Muse to remove falsetto?

Origin of Symmetry was an album made by alt-rock band Muse in 2001. Maverick Records, the planned publisher before release, had asked that some songs be recorded again without lead singer Matthew ...
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Oasis' song “Waiting For The Rapture” as a tribute to The Doors?

In Oasis’ last album, Dig Out Your Soul, there’s a song called Waiting For The Rapture. That song has a guitar riff that is identical to the guitar riff of the The Doors song Five To One, and it ...
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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 ...
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Does rock + rap/hip-hop genre have a name?

I've played a video game Need for Speed Most Wanted, and I came across a weird trend it's it's soundtrack: there were many songs that had hip-hop/rap style, but were backed up by heavy (distorted, ...
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Bands that sound similar to “I See Stars”?

I want to know the bands which sound similar to I See Stars.Thanks
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Who would have been the “US” Beatles if the “UK” Beatles hadn't come along, in an alternative universe?

In a recent paper "The evolution of popular music: USA 1960–2010" published on the Royal Society Open Science website, the authors claim that "... these results suggest that, even if the British did ...
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Which specific songs are being parodied in this segment from “The Pick Of Destiny”?

I hope this is eligible question for stack. I don't really know where to go with this, and original Stack Overflow was often helping me with programming questions, therefore - here we go: There is an ...
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First rock song to use the 3/4 time signature? [closed]

The three-four time signature is frequently used in swing music or dance music. But what was the first rock song to use this time signature?
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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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Rock band with name and theme associated with circus or freak show

I'm looking for a rock band's record. I heard them several years ago (more than 5). The only things I remember: Their vocalist (male) had very high voice tone Their theme was circus or a freak show ...
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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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Where did the “rock on” hand sign come from?

A lot of rock musicians use a hand sign to symbolize the concept of "rock on" typically during a performance. The hand symbol is shown below. Where did this hand symbol come from and who created it?
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What is “The Seattle Sound”?

You often hear of early 90's Seattle music as having "Th Seattle Sound". What, exactly, are they talking about? Seattle has birthed Heart, Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana and ...

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