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Princeton's WordNet

  1. progressive rock, art rocknoun

    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

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  1. progressive rocknoun

    A rock music genre originating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, heavily influenced by classical music and jazz

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  1. progressive rock

    Progressive rock (often shortened as "prog") is a broad subgenre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom and the United States throughout the mid to late 1960s. It is known for going beyond traditional rock norms and standards by incorporating elements from other musical styles, such as jazz, symphonic music and classical, as well as for its complex compositions and long, elaborate, often instrumental songs. Progressive rock is also characterized by the use of unconventional time signatures, sophisticated lyrics and philosophical concepts. This genre often involves the use of advanced production techniques and modern technologies. Some of the most recognized progressive rock bands include Pink Floyd, Yes, and Genesis.

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  1. Progressive 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. Songs were replaced by musical suites that often stretched to 20 or 40 minutes in length and contained symphonic influences, extended musical themes, fantasy-like ambience and lyrics, and complex orchestrations. Music critics, who often labeled the concepts as "pretentious" and the sounds as "pompous" and "overblown," tended to be hostile toward the genre or to completely ignore it. Progressive rock saw a high level of popularity throughout the 1970s, especially in the middle of the decade. Bands such as Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer were the genre's most influential groups and were among the most popular acts of the era, although there were many other, often highly influential, bands who experienced a lesser degree of commercial success. The genre faded in popularity during the second half of the decade. Conventional wisdom holds that the rise of punk rock caused this, although in reality a number of factors contributed to this decline. Progressive rock bands achieved commercial success well into the 1980s, albeit with changed lineups and more compact song structures.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of progressive rock in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of progressive rock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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