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1

"I've Seen All Good People"

1. Rich vocal harmonies
2. Contrast of acoustic and electronic sections

2

"Roundabout"

1. Virtuosic electric bass line
2. Long instrumental passage

3

"Close to the Edge" - Part 1

1. "The Solid Time of Change"
2. Multi-sectioned piece

4

"Close to the Edge" - Part 3

1. "I Get Up, I Get Down"
2. Mixture of loud and soft sections

5

"The Gates of Delirium"

1. Virtuosic instrumental middle section
2. Program music

6

"Parallels"

1. Active bass line
2. Switching bar sections

7

"Leave It"

1. Acapella singing
2. Bass and violin prominent

8

What are the first five characteristics of progressive rock outlined in class?

1. Juxtaposition of acoustic and electronic sections
2. Mixture of loud and soft sections within a single composition
3. Persistent use of classically derived tone colours
4. Rich vocal arrangements
5. Lengthy pieces with sections and/or movements generally fully composed

9

Provide the titles of the four movements of “Close to the Edge”; include the given title (in blue) and the interpretive title (title in quotation marks).

Part 1: The Solid Time of Change - "The Call"
Part 2: Total Mass Retain - "Adversity and Temporary Triumph"
Part 3: I Get Up, I Get Down - "Self-Examination and Acceptance"
Part 4: Seasons of Man - "Attainment"

10

What are the 3 central themes of progressive rock lyrics?

1. The idea of a spiritual quest (i.e. seen in "close to the edge")
2. Resistance and protest (often toward dehumanizing aspects of modern-day culture)
3. Utopian visions

11

What 3 albums did Yes perform in their entirety on their 2014 tour?

1. The Yes Album
2. Close to the Edge
3. Going for the One

12

Name 5 bands associated with the “second wing” of English psychedelic music, and 4 bands associated with the “third wing.” ***

"Second Wing":
1. Traffic
2. Colosseum
3. IF
4. Soft Machine
5. Caravan

"Third Wing":
1. Moody Blues
2. Procol Harum
3. Pink Floyd
4. The Nice

13

Name 3 concept albums and their bands from the late 1960s that had the theme of the spiritual quest. ***

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
2. In Search of the Last Chord - Moody Blues
3. A Salty Dog - Procol Harum

14

What new stage element is introduced at the beginning of the third movement to “Close to the Edge” (timing = roughly the same point as the studio recording)

Theatrical smoke and fog (may be created using smoke machines or dry ice)