**VIDEO** In conversation - The Development of Prog Rock

08 June 2020

Image Credit: John Sandford


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In a similar way to the advent of the Romantic era of Classical Music, Prog Rock largely developed because of advances in technology and music performance skills. The era of the 3 minute pop song with its simple song structure and accessible lyrics was under threat from a new breed of musicians whose approach to song writing was largely inspired by classical music traditions. Prog rock has had its critics though - overblown, pompous and self indulgent are some of the adjectives used to describe it. John’s talk will focus on some of Prog Rock’s main artists and give an insight as to why their music has endured to this day.

John Sandford, Music Teacher and Performer