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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2022 at 08:58
Pedro - why do you start all your posts with 

Hi

? Just asking. That's about as far as I get with reading them. ;-) 
Only joking, but..... :-)

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"How do you sing prog ?" 

Just sing. Along to prog. That act in itself defines "prog singing". 

Prog is such a broad and misused term that there's no real guidelines. Compare, say, Amon Duul II and Renate Knaup to Jon Anderson via Geddy Lee and Ian Anderson. 

All completely vocally different. As for singing along to the notes in a chord..... yes, that's called "singing" and also goes for other musical styles. 

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There's a lot of talk on Prog Archives about what constitutes "prog". 

It seems to me that a lot of people seem to think you can define "prog" by describing a formulaic mix of ingredients. Define everything and what jumps out of the mix is "prog", rather like making a cake.  

Or putting a uniform on.

"There we go, I'll get a Mellotron and play in F sharp in 15/8 time, one bit using Arabic scales and we'll throw in a bit of Mussorgsky here, then go to 5/8 in B flat and play seven bars of free form jazz and then we'll have a baroque section played on alp horn to make it all "proggy"........ 

Progressive music is about creativity and deviation from the norm. 

So do what you want. It's your music. If you want to label it "prog", do so. If other people don't think it's "prog", why does it matter ? 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wiz_d_kidd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2022 at 10:53
Originally posted by Davesax1965 Davesax1965 wrote:

Progressive music is about creativity and deviation from the norm.


So, what is the "norm"? Is it definable? If so, then by simple set theory, you've defined prog.
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