MET era, rock Is a genre of music that has retained a wide fan base with hordes of enthusiasts since the late 1 sass. Read on to learn of the origins of rock music and its proponents.
.. What Is Rock? Essentially “Rock” is an eclectic mix of a prominent vocal melody accompanied by guitar, drums, and bass. Several bands use an innovative mix of piano, synthesizers, saxophone, flute, mandolin and sitar to heady effect.The earliest known roots of rock music as a unique genre of music branching out from rock n’ roll date back to the early-to-mid ass’s. Over the next 5 decades since then, rock has been propelled into being one of the most popular and best-selling branches of commercial music by now legendary artists. With the wave of popularity of rock ‘n’ roll, made Immensely popular by the Battles, two British bands – Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath, In completely contrasting styles, founded the sub-genres of progressive rock and heavy metal.
Pink Floyd explored a ore psychedelic sound combining electric guitars and keyboards to create amazing sound variations while Black Sabbath delved into a darker, heavier sound emphasizing a slow tempo and tuned down guitars. The next few years saw an explosion in the rock genres in general giving rise to varied genres discussed in this article along with other less known genres. As you will be able to tell many genres are very hard to define and others overlap with each other making clear lines between genres impossible to draw.Rock Classifications Numerous branches of rock have been born – rock ‘n’ roll, soft rock, hard rock, progressive rock, metal, alternative, grunge… Each of which have several subtle variations.
E. G heavy metal has branched off into progressive, death, acid, dark ambient, power, symphonic, Goth… The list goes on. Progressive Rock is a very open and intertwined genre of music which got its start in the late ass, and continues to this day. Prop Rock artists try to take the roots of rock and apply them to a more classically influenced structure.
The music is often very elaborate and generally requires very exceptional musicians with a great deal of talent. It is not unusual for Prop Rock pieces to be very lengthy – Echoes by Pink Floyd is an early example of this phenomenon and the tradition continues to this day in other pieces like First Light by Shadow Gallery. Heavy Metal or Metal as It Is currently called started back In the late ‘ass and Is often credited to Black Sabbath. Heavy metal found its roots in the blues and psychedelic combined with a fascination for mysticism.The stereotypical metal song combines eave thudding drums sounds (often with a double bass) with thickly distorted guitar riffs, screaming vocals and powerful rhythm. Progressive Metal or Prop Metal as some call it is a combination of progressive rock and heavy metal which came into popularity during the late ‘ass with Consequences and Dream Theater. Progressive metal has a small but very loyal and devoted group of fans who are enthralled by the combination of many unusual elements inherited from the progressive rock tradition such as incorporation of Jazz, Orchestration and other varied influences.
Like in Progressive Rock, it is common for pieces to be in excess of 10-15 minutes and sometimes more like the 24-minute Activation by Dream Theater. Hard Rock is a form of rock & roll that finds its roots in the early ass’s garage rock and draws from Jazz, blues, rock and roll, and other influences like folk in the case of famed hard rock artist Led Zeppelin who’s main writer and composer Jimmy Page was a famous studio musician and expert guitar player who was interested in Celtic and folk influences.These diverse influences can be clearly heard in one of the cost influential albums of this style Led Zeppelin 4. AC/DC, Jim Hendrix, Deep Purple and Iron Maiden are classic examples of early hard rock. Over the last 50 years, Rock has become one of the most popular genres of music producing numerous iconic artists who have written the history of rock with their own unique contributions to the memories of many generations. Amazingly, several of the above remain as popular as ever with Pink Floyd drawing record crowds at the Live 8 concert and several other bands formed in the ass releasing albums recently.
Discussion: Byzantium and Islam
PurposeTo compare and contrast Iconography within Medieval Byzantine Empire and early Islam
ThemeThe theme of this module’s discussion board is religion.
DirectionsCiting evidence from the section on Iconoclasm in Chapter 11 of the textbook, the Ten Commandments, the Five Pillars of Islam, “Shirk” in Islam, and the Iconoclastic Council, 754, what do Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have in common, why might Byzantine Christians have begun to urgently focus on this common tenet in the 8th Century, and what was the result?
When you have completed your response, please respond to at least one other classmate’s post. You can engage in friendly debate or add additional analysis and points to your classmate’s post.
Note: You will not be able to view your classmates’ posts until you make your first post.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, but not exceed 500 words. Your response to your classmate’s post should be at least 2-3 substantive sentences.
GradingThis discussion board assignment is worth 100 points.
Students are only required to complete FOUR of the Discussion Boards for their grades. The Module 1 Introduction and Module 2 Final Project Brainstorm are required. However, students may choose to complete ANY four of the remaining seven Discussion Boards to complete this requirement. Additionally, students may choose to complete a fifth Discussion Board for extra credit.
Discussions are worth 25% of the overall grade.
Demonstrates outstanding critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses.Demonstrates critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses.Demonstrates decent critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses, but lacks a thorough interpretation.Does not demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses. The effort is lacking. There appears to be little understanding of the purpose of the assignment.Analysis
Displays outstanding knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.Displays knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.Displays fair knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter, but lacks a deep understanding.Does not display consistent knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.
The effort is lacking. There appears to be insufficient understanding of the meaning of the assigned reading(s).
Writes thoughtful and analytical comments on other classmates’ posts. Is polite and encouraging in comments, even when questioning the classmate’s opinions and/or findings.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that shows very good analysis and thoughtfulness. Is mostly polite and encouraging in comments, even when questioning the classmate’s opinions and/or findings.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that shows fair good analysis and thoughtfulness, but does not always display a deep understanding of the original post. Is not always polite and encouraging in comments. The questions and comments are sometimes rude, though likely not on purpose. Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that fail to display any meaningful analysis or thoughtfulness. It is not clear if the student understands the meaning or purpose of the original post.
The student is rude and not helpful at all in their comments.