Nyimbo zamtundu ndi nyimbo zambiri zomwe zimayambira ngati "rock and roll" ku United States m'ma 1950s oyambirira, ndipo zinayamba kukhala mitundu yambiri yosiyanasiyana mu 1960s ndipo kenako, makamaka ku United Kingdom ndi ku United States . Icho chimachokera ku 1940s ndi 1950s rock and roll, kalembedwe kamene kankayenda kwambiri pa mitundu ya African-American blues ndi nyimbo ndi blues, ndi nyimbo nyimbo. Nyimbo za Rock zinalimbikitsanso mitundu yambiri yamtundu wina monga magetsi ndi magetsi, komanso zokhudzana ndi zojambula za jazz, classical ndi zina zoimba. Nyimbo, thanthwe limakhala pa gitala lamagetsi, kawirikawiri ngati gawo la thanthwe lamagetsi, ndodo, ndi oimba limodzi kapena ambiri. Kawirikawiri, thanthwe ndi nyimbo zozikidwa ndi nyimbo kawirikawiri ndi siginecha ya 4 / 4 nthawi yolemba, koma mtunduwo wakhala wosiyana kwambiri. Monga nyimbo za pop, mawu amatsindika chikondi mwachikondi komanso amatha kukambirana ndi mitu yambiri yomwe nthawi zambiri imakhala yandale kapena yandale.

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