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Rock music

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'Rock music' is a general term that covers many different genres of music which have developed since rock ’n’ roll in the 1950s. There have been many stylistic changes in this period.

Grace by Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley’s song Grace has several features that are commonly found in rock music such as four beats in a bar, the use of verse and chorus form and the instrumental line-up.

  • The singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley was born in California in 1966.
  • He was the son of the talented singer Tim Buckley.
  • Both father and son possessed powerful voices with great emotional depth.
  • Tim Buckley died of a heroin overdose at the age of 29.
  • Jeff Buckley died in a swimming accident at the age of 30.
  • The song 'Grace' is taken from the album with the same name.
  • Grace (1994) was the only studio album Jeff Buckley completed.
  • Jeff Buckley co-wrote the song 'Grace' with the guitarist Gary Lucas.
  • 'Grace' is scored for two guitars, bass guitar, drums and synthesiser.

'Grace' could be described as a rock ballad. Ballads are slow love songs and are found in many styles of pop music. The lyrics of 'Grace' seem to anticipate Buckley’s own death.

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