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Definition of the noun progressive rock
What does progressive rock mean as a name of something?
- a style of rock music that emerged in the 1970s; associated with attempts to combine rock with jazz and other forms; intended for listening and not dancing
Alternative definition of the noun progressive rock
- A rock music genre originating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, heavily influenced by classical music and jazz
- synonym: prog rock
Progressive rock, also known as prog rock or prog, is a rock music subgenre that originated in the United Kingdom with further developments in Germany, Italy, and France, throughout the mid-to-late 1960s and 1970s. It developed from psychedelic rock, and originated, similarly to art rock, as an attempt to give greater artistic weight and credibility to rock music. Bands abandoned the short pop single in favor of instrumentation and compositional techniques more frequently associated with jazz or classical music in an effort to give rock music the same level of musical sophistication and critical respect.
- also known as 前衛搖滾
- subgenre of Psychedelic rock, Hard rock, Blues rock, Free jazz, Rock music, Blues
Progressive rock is a radio station programming format that prospered in the late 1960s and 1970s, in which the disc jockeys are given wide latitude in what they may play, similar to the freeform format but with the proviso that some kind of rock music is almost always what is played. The name for the format came from around 1968, when serious disc jockeys were playing "progressive 'music for the head'" and discussing social issues in between records.
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by Christopher H. Sterling
Progressive rock is a radio format designed to appeal to rock music fans who were initially represented by the counterculture of the late 1960s. At times referred to as progressive radio, underground, free-form, album-oriented rock ( AOR), ...
Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes] (2013)
An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.
There is indeed some debate on the degree of stylistic overlap between American and European groups both considered to be part of the umbrella term “ progressive rock.” Frank Zappa's music, for example, may be as distinct from that of Pink ...
by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey
Ultimately, progressive rock took itself too seriously and lost its searching, adventurous spirit. The stage was set for the iconoclastic, irreverent, resolutely unprofes— sional sounds of punk, whose seeds had been sown nearly ten years before ...
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- ASIA-1980s Progressive Rock Band
ASIA--big hit 1982 "Heat of the Moment"-Steve Howe from "Yes" on guitar; Carl Palmer from "Emerson, Lake,and Palmer" on drums;; Geoff Downes on keyboards; John Wetton on vocals and bass. Performed at the Wilbur Theater in Boston, Mass. USA on Oct. 18, 2012.
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- Jon Anderson-Voice of 70s Progressive Rock Band "Yes"
Jon Anderson of Yes performed at the Wilbur Theater in Boston,Massachusetts USA, on March 15, 2012.
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- Progressive rock Meaning
Video shows what progressive rock means. A rock music genre originating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, heavily influenced by classical music and jazz.
- Progressive Rock meaning and pronunciation
Greatly under-aprreciated form of art. Adds elements of jazz, classical and avant-grade forms of music to come up with something new and original. Progressive ...
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