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How do you feel about progressive music???

For me, music is like oxygen. And I am convinced that when listening to progressive music, you can not only cheer yourself up, but also radically improve your life. What do you say????????????
Matt85 · 36-40, M
Yeah, it's a mood IV basically.
SilkenMist · 46-50, F
I am not real sure what makes a style "progressive"

Like supposedly progressive rock is Dave Matthews and prog metal is Dream Theater or Fate's warning. Dream Theater has the speed of metal but isn't quite true metal.

To me though, progressive "rock" just seems like a 90's and 00's version of what they called "Yacht Rock" which is songs like Hotel California or anything by Hall and Oates.

Maybe progressive music is popular stuff that isn't crap like rap, country, or annoying princess pop?
Alehander · 31-35, MNew
@SilkenMist Progressive music is a genre of music that is characterized by an experimental approach to composition, the use of complex musical structures and rhythms, and a high degree of musical technique. Progressive music usually has a strong emphasis on musical dynamics and melodiousness, as well as the use of various instruments and genre elements such as rock, jazz, classical, electronic, etc.
There is an incredible YouTube channel with progressive music, https://www.youtube.com/@theprogressivemusic
I recommend))
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
@Alehander that's a pretty nonsensical/ambiguous definition to be honest. All rock is inspired by jazz, blues, etc. Most any rock uses "electronic" elements. The majority of classic rock is more complex & melodious than the shit thats put out today. About every progression & riff that can be done on a guitar has already been done (everything is pretty much a copy of something earlier)
spice1 · 46-50, M
Don't matter the style as long as you like the music it'll have the same effect.
Pfuzylogic · M
When Bowie came out with “Low” in 77 it inspired me.
Sidewinder · 36-40, M
I like Progressive Rock, too. Aldo Nova, April Wine, FM, Jett Black, Prism, Rush, Saga, Streetheart and Trooper are among my favorites.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
I find any music I like can be uplifting, cheering or relaxing. There are a few genres I do not like, but these are fairly narrow, and very limited within themselves. Otherwise my tastes extend from the Renaissance to contemporary - and they include 1960s-70s Progressive Rock.

Whether any one musical genre "improves" one's life is a moot point; but the wider your tastes and interests generally, the better your life overall.
Zonuss · 41-45, M
It's a respectable art form.
Alehander · 31-35, MNew
@Zonuss 100%
fun4us2b · M
I feel that progressive rock and other more complex forms such as fusion jazz and classical causes the listener to use more parts of the brain, making the music more stimulating and enjoyable.
Entwistle · 51-55, M
It lacks soul and feeling to my mind.
I admire musical proficiency greatly but I love to hear the feel,the passion in live music,recorded music too.
Some of the 70s prog rock bands bore the pants off me tbh.
what is progressive music...



Indian folk tunes in a jungle treatment?
Alehander · 31-35, MNew
@Margo No. Progressive music is a state of mind)) Follow the link, you will understand https://www.youtube.com/@theprogressivemusic
my state of mind works on other frequencies
20Twenty · M
I listen to a a lot of prog rock, prog metal, and even progressive blue grass… and yes, there is such a thing. Lol
caesar7 · 61-69, M
To me, Prog rules!! The 70's was the peak of this creative style. Bands like Yes, ELP, Genesis (Gabriel era), Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, and The Moody Blues brought rock music to another level. It endured through the punk scene and is still with us today...thank God. 95 % of my music library is Prog. There are so many branches of the style to discover. Today, Neo-prog bands like Marillion, IQ, Riverside, and Spock's Beard continue to carry the flame with much success!! There is not a shortage of bands to discover and I continue to discover many through the media and my favorite magazine, Prog. Anyway, I could write a book on the subject but many have been written already. I am just so happy I was born at the right time to truly appreciate the style and will continue until I die.

fun4us2b · M
@caesar7 Great chart and info on new bands - I read this book, pretty good anecdotes, but I think lacking passion for the topic....

Alehander · 31-35, MNew
@caesar7 Well written, I agree with you.
caesar7 · 61-69, M
@fun4us2b I have that book and a few more on the subject. I am a sucker for them and buy them. Some are better than others.
Thodsis · 46-50, M
I enjoy a bit of Throbbing Gristle every now and then. ;)
badminton · 61-69, MVIP
You mean bands like [i]Yes[/i] and [i]King Crimson[/i]?
I guess it's like anything else, in that I like some progressive but not all of it

It would not be my primary genre though, there are other things I would rather listen to all day if I had to choose to listen to only one genre (like bebop for instance)
Alehander · 31-35, MNew
@BreadAndCircuses I'm sure you'll love this channel))) https://www.youtube.com/@theprogressivemusic

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