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I was just wondering what does progressive music mean to people or even u?
I personally feel that progressive music is for the open minded people and the musicians...
#2
it means music that moves
sex, drugs, and rock and roll have turned into aids, needles, and techno..
#3
Whats progressive music and how is it different to normal music (like rock or metal)?

Sorry for being a noob
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When I hear "prog," I think Dream Theater or Rush or Symphony X. That's about it.
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i think that "classical progressive" has some bullets:

- a lot of keyboards making "the" sound (look at genesis) instead of much guitars;
- people was "skilled", many of them studied conservatorium, or similar;
- they had a way to use counterpoint, not in the classical way, but it is "there";
- many times they preferred using interludium instead of a-solo parts.

in my feelings, it's something like"reasearch music", with much classical influences,
use of flute or other "non-rock" instruments. a richer sound, a richer melody, a complex
interaction between instruments.

furthermore... something very difficult to reproduce in two or three mates today!
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#7
It means it doesn't have a structure, it moves from section to section progressivly
good spelling there by me
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Whats progressive music and how is it different to normal music (like rock or metal)?

Sorry for being a noob

The complex stuff that hippies listened to in the 1970s.
Listen to 'Yes' for a prime example.
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Basic compositional techniques for majority of the song, with a through composed middle section clearly showing the technical capability of the player and instrument, combined within the context of a band.

I just generally prefer the freedom of prog, as you can include amibience with technical riffs, something not normally achieved today.
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ok, cool
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I can't believe no one has mentioned the Mars Volta. They are about the empitome of genre bending prog.
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I can't believe no one has mentioned the Mars Volta. They are about the empitome of genre bending prog.


Indeed... its taking 2 enemies (prog and punk are mortal enemies) and making them best buddies... Its a really cool combination!
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Music that makes progress?
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From what I understand prog mainly includes things like shifting time signatures, key changes and extended instrumental passages all used within the context of another type of music (hence: prog rock, prog metal etc).
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prog music is usually virtruosic and complex. When its good, it's mind blowing. When it's bad, it's just masturbatory.
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#21
When I hear prog... it's usually very technical, covering several genres and then again not fitting in any of them. Stuff like DT, Symphony X, Circus Maximus, Rush etc...
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#22
iv seen rush come up a few times, i hav to at least partially disagree. I find theyr mor arena/stadium type rock with prog elements.

prod music kind of reminds me of baroque music, in that it often takes a main theme and works variations to that theme. However it does 'progress' to different styles often so cudnt rele b classed as baroque style.

prog music is generally well put together, experimental and technically difficult. some prime examples are yes, gentle giant, pink floyd, genesis, king crimson and van der graaf generator (not well known but listen 2 them!) to name a few.

progressive rock albums are usually intended to be listened to in one sitting (as was the aim on the original vinyls). The songs often blend together instead of being seperated into seperated into different tracks.

thats my rant on prog for the day
#23
I think of everything from Yes to King Crimson to DT.

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Pink Floyd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :d
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... pink floyd was mostly psychedelic and space rock, I thought
yes they made prog but more psychedelic and space right??

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When I think of prog I think of nu rules! You can do everything! a 5 minutes solo, a flute solo, whole orchestra. Prog is about musicmanship! NOT bound to mainstream rules!

I listen a lot to Dream Theater, SYmphony X, Genesis, Neal Morse, Spock's Beard and Transatlantic.
#26
tend to use differant time sigs, lots of differant techniques, acoustic and electric guitar and every song has to be at least 10 minutes.

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#27
All music is progressive, people who label themselves with it however are nerds who like math problems more than music.
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Opeth and Rush.

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All music is progressive, people who label themselves with it however are nerds who like math problems more than music.

No, it's really not.
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#30
Progressive music, to me, is music that has complicated, technical, or experimental arrangments, and usually uses multiple styles of music/"feels" to achieve a certain effect.

For example, bands like Necrophagist are technical and complicated but generally produce music that only gives one "feel", whereas a band like Opeth write all over the place and have superheavy death metal juxtaposed with jazz, blues, and rock often within the same song.

Although where that leaves bands like Pink Floyd, I dunno.
#31
I see progressive bands as being part of a genre of music but how experiment and tinker with the genre; stretch it out beyond its expected limits, creating a somewhat new and interesting version of the genre.
#32
Prog rock/metal doesn't techmical or anything like that. It means the music has less of a sturtchere than other rock/metal. It's a dumb genre name.
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Prog rock/metal doesn't techmical or anything like that. It means the music has less of a sturtchere than other rock/metal. It's a dumb genre name.

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I was just wondering what does progressive music mean to people or even u?
I personally feel that progressive music is for the open minded people and the musicians...


We're not people?
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explain.
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explain.

Cover bands, and bands that merely steal from others are not progressive.
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[quote="'[x"]Huffy[x]']Opeth and Rush.

/Thread?

those aren't the only prog bands... even if they are insanely good.

prog to me means:

a) changes in time signature
b) when a) doesn't occur, unusual rhythms within standards like 3/4, 4/4 etc.
c) (optional) combining a) and/ or b) with use of instruments other than guitars/drums.
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