Rock and Roll Music was the title of a song that was written and sung by an American icon in rock and roll, Chuck Berry. This song was also recorded and sung by many rock and roll artists of their time, and one of the most popular being that recorded by The Beatles. It can be said that rock and roll music of the early days has shaped the kind of rock music we hear these days. It is a generation of music that originated in America and evolved into many different kinds, but cannot be denied that the music is a combination of African American blues, jazz, gospel, country, and many other kinds, once your hear this kind of music.
Rock and roll music in America started in the late 40s but gained much popularity in the 50s. This was the time when the youth in those days want to have something where they can attach and express their feelings. The adults and parents in those days were listening to the standards and contemporary songs prevalent in those days. However, the youth may not have found an attachment to those kinds of music. They may be longing to find something different and this difference can define their rebellious ways. With the entry of rock and roll music which was widely different from the standards, the music was quickly grabbed by the youth, finding it a way to rebel from what is the standard.
Musical instruments used in the early days of rock and roll music were mainly either a piano or a saxophone or both. This was in the late 40s and early 50s. However, in the late 50s, guitars were mainly the lead instruments, or pianos and saxophones supplemented with the guitars. Drums were also included in the musical instrument mix, providing the beat to the music. The beat were the blues and classic jazz, but an electrifying charge was provided to the music, and gave it a kind of music that the youth identified themselves into.
Even if the roots of rock and roll music were mainly identified with rhythm and blues and also country and gospel music, it has kept its own identity, and that one which the young white Americans of those days clung into. The music was no longer only for the African American youths in those days but for everyone, and much to the disgust of the older generation in those days.
Rock and roll music has revolutionized music in those days then. It has revolutionized and completely changed the musical tastes of the youth in those days. This was the type of music that was not accepted by the parents and the older generation then, but with its acceptance by the youth, rock and roll music has continuously evolved into the rock music that we hear these days. Among the young people, rock and roll music has changed the world, and has made an impact in so many different things, and is a trademark of the rebel ways of human beings.