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Melodic Rock

Until mid-1990s, "rock" and "heavy metal" music were generally songs (usually anthems or ballads) with an intro, a first verse, chorus (usually in 2 or 3 part harmonies), a second verse, a solo, perhaps a third verse, a final chorus with, sometimes, a reprise for the "out-tro," or song ending, which either ended cold or would fade out, running around 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes. Speaking in terms of composition, arrangements range from a relaxed to energetic tempo of about 80 to 160 BPM (beats per minute) in 4/4 or "common" time signature with the emphasis on the downbeat (i.