It is well-known that music can alter the mind, body, and emotions of the listeners. Every genre has a specific role and purpose in the world of music so we should not consider any as unnecessary because there are people out there enjoying exactly the music you would never listen to willingly.
When we think of musical genres altogether, intentionally or not, we create an image of the audience liking each one of them. While pop, r’n’b, and techno are associated with fun, classical to relaxation, rock is associated with aggression by many people who don’t know much about this genre precisely.
It is believed that rock music helps the listeners cope with the struggles, daily problems, and tough lives because they feel understood by realizing that they are not the only ones going through bad phases. Although we cannot generalize and say that rock music has the same effect on every listener, the facts say that the impact this genre makes on people is more positive than negative. Of course, the way the music is understood depends on the listener again so even if the composition is not meant to be aggressive, if the listener is aggressive already, he is only going to seek for a method and reason to express these feelings by acting violently and aggressively towards others, which is not rock’s fault.
The main purposes of rock:
As previously said, rock music is meant to make people feel accompanied by letting them know that everyone has struggles that we may not see. Considering that this genre is very popular among teenagers that find themselves misunderstood and lost in the society, many lyrics of rock songs target exactly the anxiety and loneliness the adolescents feel, which is why they get even more attached to a specific band or singer. These songs also motivate the listener to continue fighting despite the obstacles and understand that the hard times will make them better and stronger emotionally.
• Mood regulation
We all witnessed the sudden mood twist after hearing a specific song, for better or for worse. Music can change our moods in the matter of seconds by reminding us of something or simply cheering us up. Positive rock songs have a good effect on people by changing their moods and turn them more positive.
Rock music is everything but soft, which is exactly why many people prefer it. The beat and hard sound of these songs gives the listeners a special, energetic feeling that stimulates them to work or party harder. It can also be a great stimulant during the training.
The reason specific bands and singers get famous and popular is that many people can identify with them. Being their music that makes the people feel understood, their style or personality, people find themselves in certain public figures and start idolizing them. Of course, apart from the extreme admirers, looking up to someone can be a good thing because people create a goal and image of a better and successful person they would like to be in the future.