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Poll Question: Which of the following instruments should be more present?
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    Posted: December 05 2017 at 11:14
Which of these instruments should be more present?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 12:04
Well I thought you could vote for multiple choices, so I started with flute but wasn't able to vote for others. If so, I would have added all except organ and saxophone the use of which is quite common.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 12:30
I would think the harpsichord would be a good one. The accordian would only work if you were doing Prog Polka ;)
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The Mellotron should always be more present.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 13:06
Oboe 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 14:25
Shoulda been multiple voting allowed Angry

I voted accordion.  But given a free choice, my answer would be the hurdy gurdy - of course.
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What about the French horn, for Crissakes?!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Squonk19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 15:43
Saxophone - not necessarily for prog - although often works. Year of the Cat and Baker Street...... Enough said! and of course Coltrane, Cannonball etc......

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 15:55
Of those listed, oboe, but in general I think I'll have to side with Rednight on this one and say French horn. Both are very beautiful instruments that I think fit into prog quite well but aren't very commonly used.
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The PA forum used to have a pretty significant oboe fan club at one point in its history.  I'm not sure how many of those folks still remain.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 16:21
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

What about the French horn, for Crissakes?!

Indeed! Rodolfo Maltese made a little use of it in Banco, but I could stand to hear a lot more of its wonderfully plaintive yet plangent tones in a prog context.
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 16:22
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

The PA forum used to have a pretty significant oboe fan club at one point in its history.  I'm not sure how many of those folks still remain.

A lot of them went to the DARK SIDE and transferred their allegiance to the bassoon.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 16:28
They call this a prog site, and yet nobody loves the crumhorn? For shame. Somewhere Brian Gulland is crying into his beer. Or, more likely, mead.
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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

I voted accordion.  But given a free choice, my answer would be the hurdy gurdy - of course.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 19:41
Seems most or all of these are represented in the greater prog/fusion spectrum.   I'd say voice should be more present, I miss the sophistication and complexity Yes or Gentle Giant put into their vocal arrangements.   Voted 'none of those' .





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I don't know specifically what we're talking about but I went with saxophone. It seemed to be used a lot in the fifties then early sixties then sort of faded away and came back in the late sixties and early seventies(in prog)then faded away again. Also, a lot of avant garde and RIO bands seem to use the others but not so much the sax(based on what I've heard). 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 21:22
In general, any extra instrument to give a fresh sound to the music is welcome. I guess the "obvious" choices are flute, sax, and violin (even though they are actually used often enough). I guess I would like to hear more Harpischord, and even more so, more organ, in prog, so I might just as well vote for that one. Another one I love, and sounds particularly nice with metal, is the bagpipes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bertolino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2017 at 01:17
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

What about the French horn, for Crissakes?!

I voted for oboe; keeping in mind this would be the nearest of french horn; so i absolutely agree apart of the fact i would change the swearing for "cālisse"

I actually enjoy those small colors added by such instruments in an unconventional  brass section, mainly in symphonic prog. After  Crying comes to my mind at first; refering to the first era , this would be KC "Islands", or Mcdonald and Giles, then Chris Squire's "Fish out of water", not forgetting Banco's Di Terra , a truly underrated classic, which i find an absolute must, as long as we talk of orchestral prog. In this case it's the trumpet which comes out of the lot.
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