Java: A simpler abstract class example

This entry is part 49 of 54 in the series Learn Java

An abstract class provides a contract between a service provider and its clients, but at the same time an abstract class can provide partial implementation.

Methods that must be explicitly overridden can be declared abstract.

package javaapplication41;

public class MainMusic {

    public abstract class Music {

        public abstract int live();            

    static class Rock extends Music {

        protected int ls;                              

        public Rock(int l) {
   = l;

        public int yearly() {
            return ls * 52;

        public int live() {
            return ls;

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Rock r = new Rock(5);



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