Modern and Classic Rock MusicRock music is a specific genre of the second half of the twentieth century and the twenty-first century. Rock music is mainly characterized by a prominent voice accompanied by a guitar, drums and bass. Also, many styles of rock still use instruments such as organ, piano and synthesizers. Rock music is generally characterized by a heavy predictable sound, which supported its development and spreading in various sub-genres. At first, rock music resulted from the combination of country music with blues, appearing as an energetic and rebel style with easy humming rhythms. Rock music has its origins in 1950 known then as rock and roll. Rock and roll, also known as 'rock'n'roll', developed in the United States in the late 1940 and became popular about ten years later, when it spread worldwide. Over the years it has developed in various sub-genres of what now is called 'rock'.
In the 1960’s rock music had influences from folk and jazz music and in the 70’s it incorporated soul, funk and Latino elements and in this time rock music developed its sub-genres: soft rock, blues rock, heavy-metal style rock, progressive rock and punk rock. Since 1980, rock sub-genres include hard rock and alternative rock and in 1990, the grunge style appears followed by Britpop and independent rock. These are just a small part of rock styles and since its inception when it was seen as a single style and genre, it was late on split into many and varied styles, some even distant as sound which should not be surprising for the genre of rock ad resulted from a fusion of styles. Since the classic rock, the evolution of this genre had turned to give up much of its original qualities, toning off the idea of art and in music and the sound was taken to extreme. From all rock artists, Elvis Presley is the image and the true legend of rock'n'roll. Through his songs, and stage performance he rightly earned the title of 'King of rock'n'roll' or simply' The King '.