Soft rock started in 1970s. Bands like the Carpenters relied on simple, melodic songs with big productions. Throughout the 70s soft rock over powers the airwaves and it eventually metamorphosed into the synthesized sounds of adult contemporary in the 1980s. Soft rock was mainly popular between the 1970s and 1980s.
Soft rock uses the techniques of rock music but combines with elements from folk rock to produce a softer, more toned-down sound. Soft rock tends to focus upon love and everyday life relationships.
Typical instrument's used in Soft Rock • Electrical and acoustic guitar(Electric guitars in this genre are high-pitched and faint) • Bass guitar • Twelve string guitar • Drums • Piano • synthesizer