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  Reference for Progressive rock - Search.com
Progressive rock songs also often have extended instrumental passages, marrying the classical solo tradition with the improvisational traditions of jazz and psychedelic rock.
As progressive rock songs are, themselves, quite long, such collections have frequently exceeded the maximum length of recorded media, resulting in packages that require multiple vinyl discs, cassettes, or even compact discs to present a single album.
With the advent of punk rock in the late 1970s, critical opinion in England moved toward a simpler and more aggressive style of rock, with progressive bands increasingly dismissed as pretentious and overblown, ending progressive rock's reign as one of the leading styles in rock.
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  Progressive rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Progressive rock (sometimes shortened to prog rock or prog) is a subgenre of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day.
Progressive rock artists reject the limitations of popular music and aspire to create music for serious listening, often alluding to the sophistication of jazz and classical music, sometimes mixing folk and world music influences in as well.
Progressive rock was born from a variety of musical influences in the late 1960s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Progressive_rock   (4170 words)

 Progressive music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An important aspect of progressive rock is the juxtaposition of contrast elements such as the raw, loud and fast with the calm and slow.
Thus progressive rock not only tends have strong melodic elements, but also expands the harmonic margin of rock music by utilizing atonal patterns from modern classical music as well as advanced chords from jazz theory.
Progressive rock's popularity peaked in the early to mid 1970s with bands such as the "big four" consisting of Yes, Genesis, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and King Crimson.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Progressive_music   (433 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Progressive Rock
Progressive rock, also known as 'prog-rock', 'classical rock', or 'art-rock', is a unique form of rock and roll music, occurring at the interstice between rock, jazz, and classical music.
Progressive rock was a cultural phenomenon that began in England in the late 1960s, and reached its global peak in popularity in the early 1970s, though it is still a vibrant musical genre today.
Rock and roll, since its' delevopment in the early 1950s, has traditionally drawn from rhythm, blues and soul music as its source of primary inspiration and linear progression.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/brunel/A2297306   (1569 words)

 Freeway Jam
Progressive Rock, and its twin brother Art Rock, was a form of rock that evolved from the ambitious albums that followed in the wake of The Beatles' Sgt.
Progressive Rock, for the most part, brought these classical influences to the fore, sometimes in a conscious attempt to bring a certain "sophistication" to rock music.
Along with heavy metal, progressive rock was a chief target for the ire of the punks and the new music press.
freewayjam.blogspot.com /2005/04/genre-playlist-progressive-rockart.html   (1974 words)

 A definition of Progressive Rock
Progressive rock ("prog") is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s principally in England, reaching the peak of its popularity in the early 1970s, but continuing as a musical form to this day.
Progressive rock artists sought to move away from the limitations of radio formatted rock and pop, and "progress" rock to the point that it could achieve the sophistication of jazz or classical music.
Progressive rock is not a separate universe in music, it’s a genre among many others, a voice in the chorus and as part of a biggest scenario has points of contact with other musical genres.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive-rock.asp   (11917 words)

 Progressive Rock
The Progressive Rock Era marked a period of experimentation that is unique in the history of rock and roll.
While traditional rock and roll is ultimately based on the blues, progressive rock tends to be based more in European classical music and post bop jazz.
Progressive Rock had always had it's detractors, but by 1974 there was an out and out anti-progressive movement in the form of Pub Rock.
www3.niu.edu /newsplace/nnprogressive.html   (1318 words)

 A Guide to the Progressive Rock Genres
Symphonic rock is characterized, usually, by extended song structures or suites; instrumental, symphonic orchestration (whether actually utilized or approximated); and a tendency to draw in romantic period classical motifs as well as smaller portions of jazz, rock, and folk.
A major precursor to the progressive rock of the 70s is the psychedelic rock of the late 60s, which is too vast a field to cover in detail here yet is intertwined inextricably with its musical offspring.
While often considered the antithesis of progressive rock, there were a number of groups emerging from and after the late 70s punk scene whose penchant for experimentation, often inspired by krautrock, was as prevalent as its attempts to avoid sounding polished or corporate.
www.gepr.net /genre2.html   (10489 words)

 The History of Rock Music - The Sixties
Progressive-rock (rock music that was emancipated from the traditional song format, and mixed different techniques, genres and even rhythms within lengthy, brainy pieces of music) was obviously an evolution of the eccentricities of psychedelic-rock, but was no longer related to a social practice.
Progressive bands multiplied in Britain during the early 1970s, but their albums had the tendency to recycle the same ideas over and over again, and frequently with unwarranted pomp.
So-called "progressive-rock" (basically, all rock music that is not mainly melodic) aimed at incorporating the styles invented by the jazz and classical avantgarde into the format of the electric and electronic rhythm-based ensemble (the rock band), a program that unconsciously drifted towards inter-disciplinary and total music, an ambition clearly visible in Frank Zappa's stylistic pastiches.
www.scaruffi.com /history/cpt24.html   (3782 words)

 Ectagon Progressive Rock
New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock: GEPR is designed as a reference for you to discover bands that are unfamiliar to you and to broaden your listening horizons.
New England Art Rock Society: New EARS is a community dedicated to sharing and promoting progressive rock in the New England area.
Progression: This is the website of a full-size quarterly magazine devoted to news, reviews, interviews and features covering a wide range of progressive/electronic/avant-garde music artists from around the globe.
www.ectagon.com   (1376 words)

 Progressive rock music
Progressive rock is a very general and intertwined genre of music which got its start in the late 60s, and continues to this day.
Progressive rock is often lumped together with other similar genres like art rock, symphonic rock, and progressive heavy metal.
In the 90s progressive metal began to show up and the genre changed returning to the less commercial roots of the movement incorporating long and un-commercial songs which made no excuses for their progressive roots.
www.silver-dragon-records.com /progressive_rock.htm   (753 words)

 The Progressive Pages / www.progpages.com
In almost all everyday situations, mention of the term "progressive rock" or "progressive metal" will result in blank stares that generally lead to the question, "What is progressive music?" Newcomers to the genre, myself included at the time, seem to frequently ask this question in prog discussions.
No clear cut definition exists as to just what exactly is meant by the terms "progressive music," "progressive rock," or "progressive metal." To get a true sense of what these terms mean, one must take into consideration all the sub-genres, properties, styles, characteristics, and all the other abstract qualities that surround it.
A somewhat common element of progressive music is the "concept album" (or "rock-opera"), which is basically a storyline or theme-based work in which the individual songs on an album all relate to one another to either directly recount a story or to immerse the listener into a more abstract experience.
www.progpages.com /index.asp?page=whatsprog.htm   (2033 words)

 The Progressive Rock Ring
Tinyfish is the smallest progressive rock band in the world, self-taught, self-financed, and self-abusing - no, wait...
Unitopia are Australia's newest and most exciting progressive rock act.
Progressive rock music about global warming and climate change.
h.webring.com /hub?ring=progrock   (313 words)

 Articles [Senses of Prog] - ProgressoR   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Progressive Rock is distinguished from other works by a great member of the musical smells and shades, that are expressed by the richness, depth and variety of arrangements.
The position of Progressive Rock these days is much more stable than even five years ago - all because of the new wave of interest to this music.
Progressive bands, on the other hand, incessantly change their basic themes with the help of the rhythm-section, but what's more important, on this field there are recourseful solo-guitar, keyboards, violins, etc. Each instrument performs its own, as opposed to the basic and the other "parallel" instruments, arrangement.
www.progressor.net /articles/whatisprog.html   (2508 words)

 MusicMoz - Styles: Rock: Progressive
Also known as art rock, the intention of this genre was to expand the limits of rock and roll.
Generally speaking progressive rock music typically consists of long, complex instrumental passages, frequently accompanied by dramatic, grandiose flourishes that showcase the talent of the musicians.
Neo-classical, gothic, progressive project Karda Estra released a new free mp3 single this month entitled 'The Atom Age Sense Of Impermanence.' This is the first of a series of free mp3 singles to be released over the coming year to mark the 10th anniversary of Karda Estra.
musicmoz.org /Styles/Rock/Progressive   (1461 words)

 WELCOME TO Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal - E-ZINE
Hippocampus was formed in the 1990s, drawn together by their love of classic rock and all it embodies (the drugs, the booze and the carnal knowledge), looking to preserve its philosophy and take this ideology into a new millennium.
Progress was slow, but the time has come, and that time is now.
Dreamtone is more than a new Progressive Rock Metal band, their influences with a large level musical abilities, incredible musicianship and technical level, defines Dreamtone as one of the present and the future bands into the Prog Metal scene in general.
www.progressiverockbr.com /previews2006.htm   (12476 words)

 Japanese Progressive Rock CDs
Asturias is a band from the first generation of the Japanese progressive rock scene, and their two late-1980’s studio albums are superb, in a style close to Mike Oldfield and Camel, with beautiful melodies and atmospheres.
The greatest activity in progressive rock in Japan occurred during the 1980’s, represented by bands such as Gerard, Outer Limits, Pageant, etc. Just prior to that, there were a few lesser-known Japanese prog bands, and the best of them was Shingetsu.
The golden age of progressive rock in Japan occurred during the 1980’s, when prog rock was at its nadir in the west.
www.kinesiscd.com /japanese.htm   (4236 words)

 The Progressive Rock Ring
Outstanding new progressive rock band, original and emotional, influenced mostly by 70's prog rock, jazz fusion, new age and others...
Progressive, melodic, heavily orchestrated rock with space-rock and celtic influences.
House of Usher is a symphonic progressive rock band from Detroit, MI, which plays intricately arranged and lush original works.
webring.com /hub?ring=progrock&list   (1876 words)

 progressive rock - ghostland.com /* your source for progressive rock on the web
"Progressive rock" is a style of music that combines classical music's sense of space and monumental scope with rock's raw power and energy.
Hard progressive rock bands like Rush and Deep Purple and heavy metal bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden were of equal influence in the creation of progressive metal.
Rock-In-Opposition, or simpy RIO for short, is a sub-genre of progressive rock that is as difficult to describe as it can be to listen to.
ghostland.com /ghostland/about_progressive.asp   (871 words)

 gibraltar encyclopedia of progressive rock
… All About Progressive Rock From AZ The Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock (GEPR) is designed as a reference for you to discover bands that are …
a terrific reference discussing progressive rock bands, both mainstream and obscure.
The Gibraltar Encyclopedia Of Progressive Rock [ UNITED STATES ].
www.saponata.com /gibraltar-encyclopedia-of-progressive.html   (190 words)

 1967 at progressiverock.com
This was the pretense under which most Progressive rock was made.
Built in large part upon their residencies at the Marquee and UFO clubs, Pink Floyd were the archetype of this new British Psychedelic rock.
The members of Procol Harum suffered most of the sixties as the Paramounts, whose minor claim to fame was a cover of "Poison Ivy" that hit the UK top 40 in 1963.
www.progressiverock.com /timeline.asp?sYear=1967   (1710 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Styles: R: Rock: Progressive   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dutch Progressive Rock Page - European site includes a news page, concert and CD reviews, upcoming tour information, sound clips, and details on new releases.
Italian Prog - Historical notes and discographies of Italian progressive rock artists and labels of the 1970's.
New England Art Rock Society (NewEARS) - Dedicated to promoting progressive rock in the New England area; events, links, news and e-mail group.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Styles/R/Rock/Progressive   (471 words)

 Hispanic Progressive Rock
A few succeed and survive beyond their first experiment; most of them become just a momentary flash of what could have been the greatest artistic expression...
Even though some have been acknowledged by Prog fans from all over the world, most remain unknown in their own countries.
We also hope to become a window to promote hispanic progressive rock to the people interested in this musical genre.
members.tripod.com /~Gandalf001/English   (140 words)

 Turkish Progressive Music in the sixties and seventies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Musicians who approach a more progressive research in music have had difficulties since the eighties to survive.
Psychedelia end underground music brought a new dimension to Turkish listeners; while the rest of the nation were happy with its oriental overtones, the Turkish music fans found that it was what they felt inside really!  So psychedelia influence was at a much different scope than it had on other countries.
By 1969 all codes on the birth of a big rock music scene was set and Turkish rock had five more years of kingdom with many sub-types contained within.  After 75-76, it took its toll with changing political, musical and social climates and before 1979 came it was all over..."
www.psychevanhetfolk.homestead.com /TurkishProgressive.html   (1730 words)

 Progressive Rock Music Ultimate Discography ... with Free MP3, Videos and Reviews
Tis is not progressive rock anyway, but the world is far larger than the progressive rock-diehard can imagine.
This is rock and roll taken to a heavier side with an extremely large dose of progressive leaning.
It's very easy to see where this band would inspire later and heavier acts to pick up their axes and get out there to travel time, the music is invigorating with a heavy victorious feel thanks to the winding riffs and upbeat feel mentioned before.
www.progarchives.com   (3926 words)

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