What is Progressive waves: Definition and 11 Discussions

Progressive rock (shortened as prog; also known as classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid- to late 1960s. Initially termed "progressive pop", the style was an outgrowth of psychedelic bands who abandoned standard pop traditions in favour of instrumentation and compositional techniques more frequently associated with jazz, folk, or classical music. Additional elements contributed to its "progressive" label: lyrics were more poetic, technology was harnessed for new sounds, music approached the condition of "art", and the studio, rather than the stage, became the focus of musical activity, which often involved creating music for listening rather than dancing.
Prog is based on fusions of styles, approaches and genres, involving a continuous move between formalism and eclecticism. Due to its historical reception, prog's scope is sometimes limited to a stereotype of long solos, long albums, fantasy lyrics, grandiose stage sets and costumes, and an obsessive dedication to technical skill. While the genre is often cited for its merging of high culture and low culture, few artists incorporated literal classical themes in their work to any great degree, and only a handful of groups purposely emulated or referenced classical music.
The genre coincided with the mid-1960s economic boom that allowed record labels to allocate more creative control to their artists, as well as the new journalistic division between "pop" and "rock" that lent generic significance to both terms. Prog saw a high level of popularity in the early-to-mid-1970s, but faded soon after. Conventional wisdom holds that the rise of punk rock caused this, but several more factors contributed to the decline. Music critics, who often labelled the concepts as "pretentious" and the sounds as "pompous" and "overblown", tended to be hostile towards the genre or to completely ignore it. After the late 1970s, progressive rock fragmented in numerous forms. Some bands achieved commercial success well into the 1980s (albeit with changed lineups and more compact song structures) or crossed into symphonic pop, arena rock, or new wave.
Early groups who exhibited progressive features are retroactively described as "proto-prog". The Canterbury scene, originating in the late 1960s, denotes a subset of prog bands who emphasised the use of wind instruments, complex chord changes and long improvisations. Rock in Opposition, from the late 1970s, was more avant-garde, and when combined with the Canterbury style, created avant-prog. In the 1980s, a new subgenre, neo-progressive rock, enjoyed some commercial success, although it was also accused of being derivative and lacking in innovation. Post-progressive draws upon newer developments in popular music and the avant-garde since the mid 1970s.

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    Calculate the velocity when 2 progressive waves are added together

    So here is my problem I have had a go at this and get an answer of 8.34cm to be my final amplitude The next part that I have been given is to calculate the velocity of when 2 waves are added together. I'm not so sure how to go about this, this is what I have tried anyway Can someone...
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    Progressive Wave: Solve Puzzle at Point P

    The answer is B but I don't understand how. Surely, the string at point P is moving upwards. This video gave a solution but the part that they have indicated as down is a different part of the string and not P.
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    Amplitude of particles in progressive waves

    Homework Statement I don't understand how all the particles in a progressive wave can have the same amplitude. Surely they're all moving along the wave therefore cannot have the same amplitude. Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
  4. Chris Kelland

    Striving to determine a strategy of Goods production

    Thinking about establishing a network across campuses in the U.S that would involve on campus groups producing the utensils, straws and cups, etc.. for the campus cafeterias. Was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what technology would be best to most efficiently create pretty...
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    Phase difference and Standing waves vs Progressive waves

    and Homework Statement Ok, so I am doing As physics at the moment and have been left confused by stationary waves. I have read that between adjacent nodes/ even numbers the phase difference is always 0 and between numbers of does it is pi radians. So in the attatched image why is my textbook...
  6. Nikhil Rajagopalan

    I Exploring the Symmetry of Initial Conditions in Progressive Wave Equations

    For the wave traveling towards left, the equations is Asin(kx + ωt). How does the same mathematical equation explain the possibility of two initial conditions. In the case of the wave traveling towards right, Asin(kx - ωt) and Asin(ωt - kx) gives two initial conditions Asin(kx) and - Asin(kx) on...
  7. ashsully

    B Solving Confusion with Waves in Physics

    Hi everyone. I'm currently studying waves in physics at the moment but I'm super confused and hoping someone could help me clear up some things. Firstly I'll post what I think it correct (I know it's wrong) and hopefully someone could pick up exactly where I am getting confused. Waves are a...
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    Properties of progressive waves

    Homework Statement progressive waves are only for transverse waves ? or it can be also for longitidunal waves? Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution
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    Progressive Wave Nodes: Why Don't They Exist?

    i was told that progressive waves has no nodes, why is it so? can anyone here explain please?
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    Speed of progressive waves numerical

    1. Homework Statement : progressive waves of frequency 300 hz are superimposed to produce a system of stationary waves in which adjacent nodes are 1.5m apart.calculate speed of progressive waves? 2. The attempt at a solution: should i use 1)v=f*λ=300m/s or 2)v=f*(2λ)=900m/s
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    How Do Progressive Waves Transfer Energy Through Mediums Like Water?

    Homework Statement I know that progressive waves are waves moving through a medium causing disturbance, transmitting energy. However, I'm confused over some concepts: 1)When the source emits out energy in the form of waves, if it passes through a medium such as water, the energy moves at v...