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The MET Museum Hosts an Exhibit Dedicated to Rock Music Instruments

What genre of music do you love listening to? Music might not be your preference, maybe you would rather watch a movie or swim or read a book. Well, we all have different preferences and personally music is a favorite, I listen to almost all genres so long as I get to love it, from Rhythm and Blues to rock music to Hip-hop name them. Music helps relax my mind, brings out my deepest feelings and sometimes it boosts my morale when I’m doing things that I don’t really enjoy doing like folding laundry or doing the dishes. While in traffic music is also such a good company; with my earphones on, my playlist ready and the artists doing what they do best I will almost forget that I’m stuck in traffic.

Rock is one of the most unique and popular genres of music. It originated as “rock & roll” in the United states in the early 1950s and developed into a range of different styles. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s, a style which drew heavily on the genres such as rhythm and blues, electric blues, folk and country music.

Typical instruments used to create rock music are electric guitars, bass guitars, keyboards and the vocals. Rock music is basically all about feeling and moving to it. Elvis Presley a rock musician once said, “Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.”As much as the vocals are important in this particular genre of music, I tend to believe that instruments are everything in rock music; the guitars and the keyboard are the “heart” of this music.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be hosting an exhibit called “Play it loud: Instruments of rock and roll. This will be the first major exhibition dedicated to rock music instruments. The exhibit is set to feature 130 different musical instruments used by some of the “big names” in the rock music industry from Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, the Beatles and the Rolling stone among others.

The instruments were gathered from 70 private and public collections in the United States and in The United Kingdom. The exhibit will span from 1939 to 2017, featuring Hendrix’s “Flying V” guitar, Eric Clapton’s “Blackie,” Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf,” Chuck Berry’s main guitar from 1957 to 1963, St. Vincent’s 2015 electric guitars, Keith Moon’s “Pictures of Lily” drumset and Keith Emerson’s Moog synthesizer and Hammond Organ.

The rock instruments exhibition will start on April 1st 2019 up until October 1st 2019. It will later make the permanent move to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. This is going to be a totally different kind of exhibition aside from the normal exhibition of paintings, sculptors, drawings and photography among others, this time round the MET museum is bringing to you the “tools of rock music.” You will get to see the instruments that are responsible for your moves.

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