Can a band be considered a rock band if they don't use guitars? ?
- River EuphratesLv 74 weeks ago
You can technically play 'rock music' without guitars, but guitar (specifically - electric guitar) is generally a mainstay of most rock bands.
A lot of bands are disinterested in pigeonholing themselves into a genre (and/or defy easy categorization).
- SmileyLv 71 month ago
Yes of course. Many keyboard based rock bands have existed that had no guitars as part of their instrumentation. Here's but a few. I know there are many more; Quatermass, Egg, Supersister, Screamers, Trace, Ekseption, Aardvark, Dr. Z, The United States of America, Atomic Rooster (1st album), The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Drum Circus, Attila (hard rock w/Billy Joel), etc, etc.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 71 month ago
Not by me they can't.
- 1 month ago
A “rock band” would be a band that played rock. It has nothing to do with the instrumentation. So yes, a band without guitars could still be a “rock band”.
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- Obi Wan KnievelLv 71 month ago
No. You can be in a band with no guitars and you can call it a rock band, but you'll be the only one who thinks it's rock.
- 1 month ago
Modern synths have VERY lifelike sounding guitars nowadays but no.. not for me.. I need to see a rock guitar with loads of amps for it to be a genuine rock band.