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    Alternative Rock History

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    Alternative Rock Alternative rock came about in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It emerged from the independent music underground and became widely popular in the 1990s and 2000s. Actually, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music. Alternative rock is a broad term consisting of music that differs greatly in terms of its sound, its social context, and its regional roots. The main type of guitar sounds in alternative rock music is the distorted guitar. Lyrics are generally nonchalant, with defiant attitude. The main instruments are vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, keyboards, and synthesizers. There are many alternative rock bands, but I will only be discussing Nirvana, Pearl Jam,…

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    How has Rock/ Alternative music had an effect on the economy? There are many ways Rock/ Alternative music has had an effect on the economy. It has changed the way some people dress, talk, behave, and over all present themselves. The music doesn’t always have an effect on people but when it does it will most likely be noticeable. Some people listen to it because they are depressed or rebellious. Some people will listen to it just because it is there groove. Over all Rock/ Alternative music…

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    Nirvana Research Paper

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    Nirvana Nirvana was an alternative rock/ grunge trio formed by frontman/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in 1987 in Aberdeen, a small town near Seattle, Washington. Their first studio album “Bleach” was recorded by Jack Endino, a local producer associated with the independent record label Sub Pop. The record sold 35,000 copies in the United States, a considerable success for the band. Soon after the release of their first album Nirvana began their first, one month national…

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    power internally to persuade its audience in a certain direction; music has been known for influencing change. A tune can give the listener the power to push through their assignment or the last mile of their run. Furthermore, there are many albums produced that have made their mark on past, present, and future societies. According to Friedlander in the text “Rock & Roll: A Social History,” there are two ways to experience music, on an emotional level and on an analytical level. The album I am…

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    Vin Dammann (vocals, rhythm guitar), Dan Tumolo (drums), Rich Ealer (lead guitar, vocals) and Morgan Bartz (bass), make up the local New Jersey alternative band. Constructed from their Eps Beach House, Leaving Rip City and Its Not Your Pain, they delivered a thorough performance. Throughout, Ealer and his guitar were captivating to say the least. Not to say the foursome did not ‘wow’ as a whole, just the imaginativeness was admirable. For instance “Rhythm to Rhythm” from Leaving Rip City, the…

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    Slow Horse Analysis

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    was invigorating and brilliant. In Pillion’s case, I’ve never seen one person utilize so many different instruments throughout their performance. He, as they cycled through their songs, not only sang but played guitar, saxophone and a keyboard. Being a multi-instrumentalist not only pulled various elements into their music, but also was also very amusing to observe. To add to their uniqueness, Cunningham took guitar solos to a different height for me. To call it delicious and riveting would be a…

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    Rock, jazz, country, hip hop, and gospel music all have their place in history. What they are, when they came to popularity, and what significance they hold can be found in common knowledge. There is one music genre, however, that cannot be so easily defined. This genre has rejected norms and surprised masses at every turn, yet many people do not hold an appreciation for it. This music, alternative rock, deserves much more than that. Those who put in countless years of dedication to this iconic…

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    Jaden Southworth 4 November 2016 We got the beat- Rock music through the ages The music industry is, and always has been, based purely off of supply, demand, and sales. It all began with the creation of sheet music; once music took a physical form, it was desired by rich aristocrats who paid for it in full. Then came the phonograph, a device invented by Thomas Edison that used phonographic disks to play recorded audio out loud. It was originally intended for the use of business documentation,…

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    Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue. Songs like this let people remember events in their lives no matter how good or bad the event was. These song let the people reflect on those moments in their lives and express emotions that they are feeling. Country music can be very powerful in many ways. This genres covers a lot of topics, so it’s impossible to give it a set of emotions because it will be different for everyone (Changizi, 2009). The alternative rock genre was very popular in the 1990’s.…

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    Rock Band Classification

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    knew so many alternative rock bands were also considered hard rock bands. So many people around the world are major listeners of so many subgenres of rock music. I found that the most popular genres are alternative and hard rock. Personally my phone is full of music from both genres of rock. The two genres seem to be so different from one another to have so many of the same bands in them. A very popular rock back these days Avenged Sevenfold is under both classifications. I guess this must be…

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