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Music,Dental Anxiety, Rock’n’Roll and More




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Shamil Shahmaliyev


Music,Dental Anxiety, Rock’n’Roll and More…

In order to minimize the possibility of unsuccessful dental extraction procedure due to dental anxiety, there are several approaches that can be used, including music intervention.


There’s an article on ‘effectiveness of using music as an intervention to reduce dental anxiety in children’. The study shows that there is an increasing body of evidence to support the use of music to moderate anxiety within the clinical setting in both medicine and dentistry. Tough this method probably won’t eliminate anxiety entirely, it still could be very helpful and fun  for those who are interested in pediatric dentistry or dentists that have patients with anxiety.


So that we know the effects of music on dental anxiety, we can move on to the next step!

Many of us love listening music, but not many know what they listen, and how they listening. For instance, do you know what type of music listener you are? Oops spoiler alert!!! If you want to know what type of listener you are, stay tuned ; it is coming soon! But today, our subject is what we are listening? Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Nirvana, Muse ( and many others’) listeners, yes you know right! Today’s subject is Rock Music.


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What is rock music?

Due to its volatile and unpredictable history, it can be difficult to find a straightforward definition for rock music which is literally a restless musical format.It can be described as hard-edged music performed with electric guitars, bass, and drums and a usually accompanied by lyrics sung by a vocalist. That sounds simple enough for starting.

What is the origin of rock music?

Rock’s origins can be traced to the late 1940s, when the popular styles of the day, country music and blues, morphed into a new sound aided by electric guitars and a steady drumbeat.


What is Rock ‘n’ Roll?

Emerging in 1954–55, rock music was initially referred to as  rock ‘n’ roll.  After 1964 it was simply called  rock music.  The change in terminology indicates both a continuity with and a break from the earlier period; rock music was no longer just for dancing. After 1964 the music was influenced by British groups such as The Beatles.


What is the first Rock and Roll record?

The first rock ‘n’ roll record to achieve national popularity was  Rock Around the Clock  made by Bill Haley and the Comets in 1955.

Best way to understand genres is to listen:


Alternative Rock

Popular artists: Beck, Weezer, R.E.M., Foo Fighters, The Cure, Muse, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, Pixies, The Smiths


Heavy Metal

Popular artists: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Slipknot, Deep Purple


Progressive Rock

Popular artists: Rush, Dream Theater, Soft Machine, Porcupine Tree, Kansas, Gong, Supertramp, Spock’s Beard, Roger Waters


Punk Rock

Popular artists: Dead Kennedys, The Clash, Ramones, Misfits, Black Flag, The Stooges, Bad Religion, Bad Brains, Rancid, NOFX


Folk Rock

Popular artists: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, The Byrds, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull


Indie Rock

Popular artists: Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Modest Mouse, The Strokes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Sonic Youth, The National, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.



One article is not enough for telling the story behind the rock music. Maybe there is still space for telling a bit about Queen.

Queen is a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) and John Decay (bass). Their earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, heavy rock and heavy metal but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock. The name “Queen” was suggested by Freddie Mercury after he joined the band in 1970.

The band released their debut album in 1973. Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974. Sheer Heart Attack later that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 brought them international success. “Bohemian Rhapsody”  stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and helped popularise the music video format. The band’s 1977 album News of the World contained “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions“, which have become anthems at sporting events.

Queen performed at Live Aid in front of 72,000 people in Wembley Stadium, London on the 13th July, 1985. The event was organised  to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine disaster.

“Who says rock stars can’t be good students too?

Roger Taylor was well on his way to becoming a dentist before joining the band, John Deacon is a trained electrical engineer, who used his skills to create the iconic Deacy Amp, and Brian May is a PhD-level astrophysicist.”

Fun Fact: Freddie Mercury had four extra teeth, also called mesiodens or supernumerary teeth, in his upper jaw. These additional incisors caused overcrowding that pushed forward his front teeth, leading to an overjet. Although he could certainly afford the treatment later in his career, Freddie Mercury refused to correct his alignment issue because he believed it contributed to his incredible range. He feared that changing his teeth would negatively affect his singing ability.

If you would like to know more about Freddie Mercury and “Queen” you could watch the movie called “Bohemian Rhapsody” which is 2018 biographical drama film. It was directed by Bryan Singer and stars Rami Malek as Freddy and Lucy Boynton Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazello and others in supporting roles.




* The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press.

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