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#1
So pit, i never understood wht prog music really is, can any one here explain it in less detailed way and what makes a band progressive.
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#2
Rock that progresses.

It doesn't really try to fit any sort of pattern, really. They just do what they do. It often has odd time signatures, long instrumental passages, long songs (10+ minutes), all that jazz.
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When it... rocks...














....and it progresses in its rocking...





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Just add trumpets.

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#8
Unusual time signatures and heavy use of synthesisers= Prog. i.e. Dream Theatre.
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#9
usually starts slow, and intensivies as the song progresses. also the melody may change often.
#10
oh so like pink floyd is progressive
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#11
Extended instrumental sections, longer songs, instruments/scales not normally used in rock music, virtuoso musicianship. Songs about Snow-Dogs and Trees.
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King Crimson...

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or like that sigquote: King Cumson.


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before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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oh so like pink floyd is progressive

Pink Floyd...

*creams pants again*

And yes, Pink Floyd is progressive.
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The songs are usually long and don't have a simple pattern (as in verse/chorus/verse/chorus). They usually have a lot of different sections, a lot of instrumental places, and very often (but not always) include very knowledgeable musicians who know their instruments backwards and forwards.
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If you can define a progressive band, it wouldn't be progressive would it?
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Early pink floyd (well, first couple of albums) were more psych, but they're not unrelated.

I wouldn't call synths part of the genre definition tbh.

Also, Genesis deserve a mention as being pioneers too, even though I'm not a huge fan.

A lot of the best metal (imho - the stuff which shows real beauty rather than just being mosh-tastic) is prog, or prog-influenced. Porcupine Tree and Oceansize in particular, but also Kong, Meshuggah, Mastodon, Dream Theatre, etc etc. I don't listen to enough metal to go much past that, but that accounts for most of the metal I listen to.
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If you can define a progressive band, it wouldn't be progressive would it?

That definition only applies in politics.
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#19
what about the who songs like wont get fooled again
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*creams pants again*


You really should go see a doctor for this... problem.
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before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
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He's very sensitive, some would say that's a plus.
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You really should go see a doctor for this... problem.

I see no problem.
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what about the who songs like wont get fooled again


I don't think The Who are regarded as progressive. That's not a bad thing, just a statement of fact. Prog had something of a cult following afaik. Critics widely panned Genesis while they collected a huge fanbase.
#24
You can usually tell that it's progressive by the instruments. If it has a trumpet, and it isn't ska, it's probably pregressive.
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I see no problem.


So, I guess you don't change pants often...
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before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
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I don't think The Who are regarded as progressive. That's not a bad thing, just a statement of fact. Prog had something of a cult following afaik. Critics widely panned Genesis while they collected a huge fanbase.

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You can usually tell that it's progressive by the instruments. If it has a trumpet, and it isn't ska, it's probably pregressive.


Or most american indie bands?
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Progressive Rock's an effort to elevate rock to higher artistic standards.

Basically, tighten up your ass, put on makeup, use lots of bends, and play guitar really fast.

I write songs.
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You can usually tell that it's progressive by the instruments. If it has a trumpet, and it isn't ska, it's probably pregressive.

... or latin, or any host of other genre's.

This post is just wrong.
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Then technically, you didn't cream. You dry heaved.

I write songs.
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So, I guess you don't change pants often...

Change... Pants?

#32
progressive rock has become pretty textbook (haha)

odd time signatures, mixed measures, tempo changes, key changes, etc.
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Change... Pants?



You take off your pants...



*stares at crazy8rgood's dong*


...



...wh-wh-wh-wh-what's next?
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Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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#34
It's more of an idiom than a sound. As soon as you start associating a certain sound to progressive rock, it kind of stops being progressive because there certainly isn't anything progressive about sounding like Yes in 2009.

Considering that, you could argue that any rock music that's unconventional and inventive is "progressive", but then again, a lot of unconventional and inventive rock music already fits into another category and isn't considered progressive rock...

Also, how far you're able to stretch the definition of rock before it stops being rock is yet another question, because moving away from typical rock clichés is an obvious way to be progressive.

But whatever... Just listen to King Crimson and you'll forget all about this silly question.
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progressive rock has become pretty textbook (haha)

odd time signatures, mixed measures, tempo changes, key changes, etc.


classical has become very textbook - concert pitch, sheet music, seated audiences.

Prog isn't something musicians aspire to, it's what the music they make turns out to be.
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how is that even possible?!
#37
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how is that even possible?!


You took off your pants.








ohh wait, you mean that's an oversized clit?
funkyducky


Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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#38
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... or latin, or any host of other genre's.

This post is just wrong.


Yeah, like you know anything about progressive music...
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It's more of an idiom than a sound. As soon as you start associating a certain sound to progressive rock, it kind of stops being progressive because there certainly isn't anything progressive about sounding like Yes in 2009.

Considering that, you could argue that any rock music that's unconventional and inventive is "progressive", but then again, a lot of unconventional and inventive rock music already fits into another category and isn't considered progressive rock...

Also, how far you're able to stretch the definition of rock before it stops being rock is yet another question, because moving away from typical rock clichés is an obvious way to be progressive.

But whatever... Just listen to King Crimson and you'll forget all about this silly question.



Thank you.
I also hate it when people act as progressive is synonymous to good. There are a lot of crap in prog genre
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Progressive Rock's an effort to elevate rock to higher artistic standards.

Basically, tighten up your ass, put on makeup, use lots of bends, and play guitar really fast.


I believe you just outlined the era of Glam Rock.
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