More is better. I used to enjoy using children's toy keyboards, processed through multiple guitar pedals such as delay, chorus etc. Instant Keith Emerson. Who really listens to the drums in prog anyway? Chris Squire etc. If you want squeaky-high Jon Anderson vocals, find a woman Anderson is one of a kind. One of my favorite effects was to place a coin inside of a balloon, inflate and tie the balloon, and then get the coin spinning around inside the balloon while holding it to a mike!
A very eerie, strange effect that would be hard to emulate with a synth. You have no business making prog music if you do not have a Rick. This is mine. Shortly someone will discover the PA Uncyclopedia entry and post that, then the young'uns here will edit themselves into it just like they did last time and the time before that and the time before that.
But other than that, yeah, it's still funny. Ahh sorry. Didn't realise. My apologies. Edited by sublime - November 05 at Kati wrote: I am sure some have seen this one too, before. Dean wrote: 17th rule of the internet: "Once a thread has more than five posts people stop reading the OP" Tru dat! No worries, reposting is never a bad thing as many new people maybe haven't seen it.
Wow that's pretty awful. It's so ironic that some prog fan can be so narrow minded, considering that the whole purpose of the genre is to break the rules. Could be a troll though. Mista-Gordie wrote: Wow that's pretty awful. If you're talking about OP, I think its a just a joke.
Unless you're joking too, in which case I'm looking very foolish. You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot create polls in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum.
This page was generated in 0. Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever. Post Reply. You are quite a fine person, and I am very fond of you. But you are only quite a little fellow, in a wide world, after all. Being truly Progressive is writing and playing without worrying about what genre you're in. Just write what you like and the rest will come naturally. The great thing about this genre is that it's so diverse that you can't help but be in Prog territory a lot of the time anyway.
Hell, look how many non-Prog artists have been considered Prog without even really being aware of the genre much themselves. Nah joking, there's no formula, I don't have one I guess the best thing you can do is listening to music and mess around with yer instrument or whatever. But now my branches suffer And my leaves don't bear the glow They did so long ago. I recommend everyone to read their article about PA. Wikipedia doesn't have an article for ProgArchives, but Uncyclopedia certainly does.
Have what you want to achieve in mind before you write. Some people may say that art just spews out of their heads uncontrollably, but it still requires a fair bit of planning. Write everything down, even the stuff you don't use so you can use it in another song. The way I write music is like a jigsaw.
I have a number of riffs or chord sequences all partying around in my skull and I pick a few that fit together if I'm brutally honest, you only really need about 3 bits, 5 or 6 max, unless you want to write a 40 minutes song. Then I create little sequences that link them all together, whether it be production reliant or actual notated sequences. It's basically just a bricks and mortar process, but then again I have mild OCD so I don't know On the scales thing, it depends whether your stuff is a major or minor, and the chords you are using.
It also depends on the atmosphere you want to achieve with the solo. Is it happy? Different scales trigger different emotions in a song. When you tell me what mood you want achieve, then I may be able to help. I would also strongly recommend the advice Micah p0mt3 gave you also. My Last. You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot create polls in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum.
This page was generated in 0. Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever. Writing a prog rock song. Post Reply. Topic: Writing a prog rock song Posted: June 17 at Any advice much appreciated. Posted: June 18 at Don't use theory- use your imagination.
Posted: June 20 at Posted: June 24 at Compose thoughtfully. Write something and imagine how it could continue - then try something else. Run through the various ideas and see if they tell you a story or take you on a journey. Don't just jam stuff and say to yourself "That'll do". Does it feel "right"?
Does it sound like something else? If so, rewrite it until it doesn't. Play with the ideas - vary them slightly by a note. But most importantly of all, play and enjoy. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Posted: June 26 at Good luck. Posted: June 28 at Posted: July 05 at