For this reason, the belonging of some musical styles to rock is contested. Rock is also a special subcultural phenomenon; fashion, hippie, punk, metal, emo and so forth are inextricably linked with certain genres of rock music.
Rock music has a large number of areas, from "light" genres such as dance rock and roll, pop rock, Brit-pop, to brutal and aggressive ones, such as death metal and grind core. The content of the songs varies from strong to light, relaxed, deep and philosophical. Rock music is often contrasted with pop music. Its main difference from pop music lies in the predominance of the rhythmic and harmonic melody of the first. More specific definition can be given to the so-called "musical expression", which, in comparison with other kinds of music, dynamics (volume) of performance, is a special kind of many rock styles directions. ”As all with musical styles, there are some “good” examples, some “bad” examples, and a lot in between. It is inaccurate to say that all rock is bad as to say that all classical music is good. Such musical value judgments should rest not upon a total style per se, but upon how creatively and skilfully the musical creator uses the musical resources appropriate to the specific style”. The Influence of Mass Media on the Development of Modern Music.
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