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Progressive rock

Music genre
NameProgressive rock
Stylistic originsPsychedelic rock, jazz fusion, blues rock, folk rock, hard rock, world music, electronic art music, classical music, free jazz, experimental rock, Canterbury scene
Cultural originsMid-late 1960s, United Kingdom, United States, Italy, and Germany
Typical instrumentsGuitarBass � Keyboards � Piano � Drums � Optionally vocals, and other acoustic and electronic instruments
Mainstream popularityHigh in the 1970s, cult following with occasional significant commercial successes since then.
Derivative formsNew age music, math rock, post-rock, space music
SubgenresProgressive metal, symphonic rock, neo-progressive rock, new prog, space rock, krautrock, zeuhl, Italian progressive rock
Subgenre listNon-exhaustive list of progressive subgenres
Other topicsArt rock, Baroque pop, Ambient music, Arena rock, Rock in Opposition, Afro prog

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Progressive rock (also referred to as prog rock or prog) is a subgenre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of a "mostly British attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of artistic credibility." John Covach, in Contemporary Music Review, says that many thought it would not just "succeed the pop of the 1960s as much as take its rightful place beside the modern classical music of Stravinsky and Bartók."

Progressive rock bands pushed "rock's technical and compositional boundaries" by going beyond the standard rock or popular verse-chorus-based song structures. The Oxford Companion to Music states that progressive rock bands "...explored extended musical structures which involved intricate instrumental patterns and textures and often esoteric subject matter." Additionally, the arrangements often incorporated elements drawn from classical, jazz, and world music. Instrumentals were common, while songs with lyrics were sometimes conceptual, abstract, or based in fantasy. Progressive rock bands sometimes used "concept albums that made unified statements, usually telling an epic story or tackling a grand overarching theme."

Progressive rock developed from late 1960s psychedelic rock, as part of a wide-ranging tendency in rock music of this era to draw inspiration from ever more diverse influences. The term was initially applied to the music of bands such as Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, reaching its peak of popularity in the mid 1970s.

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More Kayak Music Videos Here: :-) KAYAKING MONTREAL QUEBEC / VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA. Roger Hodgson's 2011 World Tour begins in North America, then on to Europe, Including the UK - and more! ROGER HODGSON 2011 TOUR "Fools Overture" is the closing track from Supertramp's 1977 album Even in the Quietest Moments. Written and song by guitarist, keyboard player, singer and songwriter Roger Hodgson, the song tells about World War II England and the lessons learned from it. The song, which is over 10 minutes long, is a collage of progressive instrumentation and sound samples. First there are excerpts of Winston Churchill's famous June 4, 1940 House of Commons speech regarding England's involvement in World War II ("Never Surrender"), and later sounds of police cars and church bells are heard. The flageolet-sounding instrument plays an excerpt from Gustav Holst's "Venus", from his orchestral suite The Planets. There is also a reading of the first verse of William Blake's poem "And did those feet in ancient time" (more commonly known as "Jerusalem"), ended by a very short sample of the band's song "Dreamer". Its writing credits are given to Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson,Although Roger and Rick shared joint writer credit throughout their years together with Supertramp, they actually wrote separately. It is easy to tell the composer of the songs as Roger sings all the songs he wrote, and Rick sings the songs he wrote <b>...</b>
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The Ultimate Hammond Organ Video! Part 2 and Part 3 are also up! I cut together some of my favorite Hammond organ solos and created this compilation video, as a tribute to some of the best Hammond organ players and to every fanatic of this marvelous instrument. It mostly covers the Rock , Progressive Rock usage of the organ, with a little bit of Blues and Jazz as well. Thanks to everyone whose videos I have used! 1. Keith Emerson - Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Karn Evil Third Impression 2. Jon Lord - Deep Purple - Black Night 3. Booker T. Jones - Booker T. and the Mg's - Green Onions 4. Tony Monaco - Midnight Special ( Jimmy Smith tribute ) 5. Keith Emerson - Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Karn Evil First Impression Part II 6. Jon Lord - Deep Purple - Speed King 7. Jean-Jacques Kravetz - Frumpy - How the Gypsy was Born 8. Jon Lord - Deep Purple - Space Truckin' 9. Jon Lord - Deep Purple - Wring That Neck 10. Jon Lord - Sarabande - Gigue 11. Jon Lord - Deep Purple - Wring That Neck 12. Dr. Lonnie Smith solo 13. Jimmy Smith - Moanin' 14. Keith Emerson - Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Karn Evil Third Impression 15. Don Airey - Deep Purple - Lazy 16. Keith Emerson - The Nice \ Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Rondo 17. Jimmy Smith - The Sermon 18. Dr. Lonnie Smith - Joey DeFrancesco - Doug Riley - Paul Schaffer : Jimmy Smith Tribute - The Cat 19. Dr. Lonnie Smith solo 20. Leon Kuijpers solo If you are not entirely satisfied with the content and miss some Hammond players, please note that my <b>...</b>
9.72 min. | 4.82 user rating
[Progressive Rock][PV] Can - Spoon (from canDVD Free Concer)t.mpg
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Dust in the Wind is not a very happy song... SUBSCRIBE!!! Click HERE to TWEET!! JOIN THE FAN CLUB!!! Second Channel: TOBY LINKS!: Twitter! Myspace! My Forum! "Dust in the Wind" is a hit single released by the American progressive rock band Kansas in 1977. It peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of April 22, 1978, making it Kansas' only top ten Billboard Hot 100 charting single. Written by Kerry Livgren, it was one of the band's first acoustic tracks; its slow melody and melancholy lyrics differ from their other hits, such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "The Wall". The song's instrumental bridge contains a distinctive and highly memorable melodic line and harmony for violin and viola played by Robby Steinhardt. Kansas also released a live version of the song on their album Two for the Show.
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DIRE STRAITS âºSong: Telegraph Road âºAlbum: Love Over Gold (1982) ************************************************************************ Supporta la pagina su Facebook dedicata al Progressive Rock: Become fan of the page "Progressive Rock" on Facebook: ************************************************************************ "Telegraph Road" è il brano che apre il quarto album dei Dire Straits, Love Over Gold, pubblicato nel 1982. Il disco è l'unico all'interno della discografia della band ad avere influenze musicali di stampo progressive.
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AreA ~ "Luglio, agosto, settembre (nero)" - 4:29 Album: Arbeit Macht Frei (1973) Track No: 1 Genre: Progressive Rock Label: Cramps Records HQ: Song description: "Luglio, agosto, settembre (nero)" ("July, August, Black September") is an anti-war song with lyrics written by Frankenstein (Gianni Sassi) and music composed by Patrizio Fariselli. The song begins with an Arab voice ("Poem for peace" from a pirate recording in a Cairo Museum (see below for the translations into English and Italian). The second intro is pure poetry. Demetrio Stratos was able to reach the 7kHz and possessed the gift of triplophonic voice. He seems to be three singers because of his great ability. Lyrics: (English translation) Intro (Arabs) My love With peace, with peace I have placed Loving flowers at your feet With peace, with peace I stopped the seas of blood for you Forget anger Forget pain Forget your weapons Forget your weapons and come Come and live Come and live with me my love Under a blanket of peace I want you to sing, beloved light of my eyes And your song will be for peace let the world hear, my beloved and say (to the world): Forget anger Forget pain Forget your weapons Forget your weapons and come And live in peace Second part (Italian) Playing with the world, leaving it in pieces Children that the sun has reduced to old age. It's not my fault if your reality forces me to fight your conspiracy of silence. Maybe one day we will know what it means to drown in blood with <b>...</b>
4.50 min. | 4.90 user rating
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3.45 min. | 4.69 user rating
Perhaps the greatest keyboardist of our day playing many riffs in a progressive rock vein...including drums on his keyboard!!!! Check him out at
3.17 min. | 4.95 user rating
Some of John Petrucci's best guitar solos in Liquid Tension Experiment I & II, back in 1998 & 1999. This instrumental progressive rock / metal band was formed at the end of the 20th century by Mike Portnoy who was asked by Magna Carta Records to put together a group of musicians he wanted to work with on a solo project of his own. His choices fell on Tony Levin (bass), Jordan Rudess (keyboards) and John Petrucci (guitar). The video features live footage and pictures from that time as well as John Petrucci's contemporary photographs with members from Liquid Tension Experiment and some shots of their reunion in 2008 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the project. Once again, this is not a top... I don't like to call it that way because in my opinion the hardest thing to do in art is to rate one piece above another one or below when the level of quality among them is so high and similar (and to name something as "the best" is impossible). One's taste can vary considerably and no opinion is universal when judging art. This is just a group of what I consider to be his best guitar solos in the aforementioned project. 1. Paradigm Shift (LTE 1) 2. Kindred Spirits (LTE 1) 3. Freedom of Speech (LTE 1) 4. Universal Mind (LTE 1) 5. Another Dimension (LTE 2) 6. When the water breaks (LTE 2) 7. Biaxident (LTE 2) I hope that everybody who doesn't know these exceptional musicians can get to know their work a litte better and hopefully admire the creativity of this amazing guitar <b>...</b>
7.20 min. | 4.84 user rating
Guitar Edge introduces you to upcoming progressive metal band Periphery. Guitarists Misha Mansoor, Alex Bois, and Jake Bowen run us through their amazing gear and give us an exclusive look into their songs. Check Out Our Magazine at or Periphery at \m/ Rock ON! Periphery is Chris Barretto - Vocals Misha Mansoor - Guitar Alex Bois - Guitar Jake Bowen - Guitar Tom Murphy - Bass Matt Halpern - Drums
9.35 min. | 4.85 user rating

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