Progressive Rock emerged at the end of the 1960s in the United Kingdom and developed from his stylistic precursors psychedelic rock, classical music, electronic music, jazz, folk and world music. From them developed after the high phase of progressive rock neo-prog, retro-prog, New Prog and Progressive Metal. Pioneer Bands are The Moody Blues, The Nice, Procol Harum, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant and Pink Floyd.
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Genre typical instruments
At the compositionality of progressive rock, the Western Classic is included. Also influences of jazz do the peculiarity of ‘progressive’ music. Unlike in the pop and popular rock area, a reef is not constantly repeated, but converted vice versa or different. A redefinition of stylistic and conceptual boundaries determines this rock genre. GenreTypish instruments are the electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mellotron, hammond organ, mog synthesizer, clavinet, piano, e-bass, base pedal, drums, string instruments and wind instruments.
Long instrumental parts and special drumshythmics are among the characteristic, musical features of progressive rock. Texts about utopia, science fiction, historical events, war and religion made deeper dimensions than the superficial pop music. New topics also arose through political upheavals and became concept albums. Surrealism, harmony and virtuosity also distinguish the progressive rock. Polyrhythmics, polymetry and modulation between partially unfamiliar tones are another characteristic criterion. Dissonant intervals such as large septime, seconds and the tritonus were also used. Hymns, very long compositions and long debuts are very popular in progressive rock. So double albums are not uncommon.
Phases and subcategories
Three phases describe the historical development of progressive rock. In the 1960s he, in the 1970s he developed as a classic phase and in the 1980s as Neo-Prog. Different styles that recover in progressive rock are Artrock as a sophisticated art music, the Canterbury Sound and Krautrock with Jazz elements, Space Rock with psychedelic tone colors, and Symphonic Rock with numerous classic instruments that like a symphony. There are also the Zappaeske music that creates a high value on perfection. Zeuhl refers to the language Kobaïanisch as an independent genre. Furthermore, there is neo-prog, which is as a renaissance of classical progressive rock music and progressive metal is a subgenor. Expressed high value on distorted and powerful rhythm guitars. Adult-Oriented Rock is melodic than the other subcategories and the Rio stands for skirt in position. Chamber rock music and the classic avant-garde of the 20. Century flow here with. The retro-prog prepared its role models from the 1970s at the beginning of the 1990s. Math Rock focuses on reefs, postrock on atmospheric instrumental pieces and New Artrock on the mix of alternative and post skirt. The New Prog also has its roots in Alternative Rock.
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