Band (rock and pop)

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It is a small musical group that plays rock music, pop music, or other genres that are linked to the rock and pop genres. In rock and pop music, a four-piece band is the most typical configuration to be found. A bassist and a drummer were usually present in the early years, with two guitarists (a lead guitarist and a rhythm guitarist, with one of them performing lead vocals) and a drummer (e.g. the Beatles and KISS). Another popular configuration consists of a singer who does not play an instrument, an electric guitarist, a bass guitarist, and a drummer, among other things. These ensembles may be considered trios in terms of their instrumentation. In addition to electric guitars, electric bass, and drums, a keyboardist (particularly a pianist) may sometimes be present to provide additional accompaniment.

It was around 1660 that the term "band" was first used to designate a group of musicians who were linked to a regiment of the army and who played instruments that could be utilised while moving. This term was also used in 1931 to describe a "one man band," which consisted of a person who played many musical instruments at the same time.