Report by Paulina Bochenska, Jasmine Kerr and Natalia Carroll
27th June 2016
Pop? or Rock?
In our day to day lives music is part of our daily routine. We listen to it in a morning, in the shower, when we run or when we are just bored. Music is part of life whether it be pop, opera, rap or heavy metal. Music changes our moods, it is like medicine that everyone needs. In this report we will compare two music genres, pop and heavy metal.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that created in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950-60s, evolving from rock and roll. Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other styles such as dance, rock, and country.
Many people in the world express their feelings through music. It influences the way you feel. It does not matter what you listen to as long as it makes you happy. Personally I prefer pop because it suits me. Whereas rock can be loud and not for everyone. I started listening to it as a kid I grew up with it all around for example my dad was in a rock band, so I always listened to the music. It helps me when I am sad and it helps make everyone that little bit happier.
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960-70s, largely in the UK and US. With roots of blues rock. The bands that created heavy metal developed a thick sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, and overall loudness.
Pop or Rock? Does it matter? We listen to what makes us happy, whether it be pop or rock. Music helps us in the saddest time of our lives. It can make us happy or sad and help us get over anger and relationship problems or losses.
For me rock music is something you can live your life to. You can run to it, Eat to it, Dance to it and sing along but it may be hard because of the screaming and all. But that doesn’t matter because it makes me happy and helps me if I’m sad or mad. I got into Heavy Metal music as a kid and since then I can’t stop listening to it. It’s just amazing. It sinks into your soul like butter sinks into hot toast. Its apart of me and I don’t think I’ll ever stop listening to it. For me it’s inspirational and I love it. The time that is used to write the lyrics and all the notes for the guitars and the drummers.
By Paulina Bochenska, Jasmine Kerr and Natalia Carroll