Punk Rock MusicPunk rock music is a kind of rock music anti-establishment which means against institutional authority and against the conventions of society. The punk rock music began in the middle of the 70s. As a predecessor of punk music it is protopunk from the '60s and early '70s but the true form of the genre developed in the late 70’s in the United States, Britain and Australia. The most famous punk bands back then included the Sex Pistols, The Ramones and The Clash when they got recognized by their extravagant style.
Punk bands, avoiding the excesses of rock's perceived 'mainstream' of the '70s, created a short music, fast and hard, with minimal instrumentation and lyrics often political or nihilistic. Punk subculture associated music is characterized by juvenile rebellion, specific clothing, a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies and attitudes like 'do it yourself'.
The main instruments used in punk music are one or two electric guitars, electric bass and a set of drums plus the vocals. In the early years of punk rock, musical virtuosity was regarded with suspicion. Punk vocalists sometimes use a nasal voice, and the lyrics are shouted rather than sung in the conventional sense. Guitar solos are considered unnecessary and complicated, although some guitar breaks very common. Guitar parts and solos tend many times to include highly distorted s chords, although many punk bands were influenced by surf rock and a tone slightly louder creating the heavy music style. Bass guitar parts are often elementary, used to maintain the pace, although some punk bass players put emphasis on more sophisticated techniques. Bass players often use a pick, because the very rapid succession of notes, which fingers use, becomes impractical. In general, the drums are hard, with a dry sound, and require minimal installation. The music production is economic, some songs being recorded at home.