From Prog to Pop: Progressive Rock Elements in the Pop-Rock Music of Genesis, 1978-91

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Title:
From Prog to Pop: Progressive Rock Elements in the Pop-Rock Music of Genesis, 1978-91
Author:
Koss, Michael Paul
Issue Date:
2011
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The intent of this dissertation is to examine the way Genesis retained progressive rock elements during its 1978-91 pop-rock period. Genesis began composing music in a pop-rock style in 1978, adapting to the changes in rock by incorporating progressive rock elements into a pop-rock style. This study analyzes thirty-four selected songs from six Genesis albums considered in the pop-rock genre, identifying some of the progressive rock elements in these songs. The project begins with a historical survey of Genesis, shedding light on the development of the band`s progressive style, its transition through personnel changes and in the music before and after the departure of Peter Gabriel, and the shift toward pop-rock beginning in 1978. A review of published literature and analyses addresses the progressive nature of Genesis. The progressive rock elements pertinent to this study are defined using scholarly literature and analyses of Genesis and other established progressive rock bands. Analytical charts that indicate form, harmony, and rhythm are used to examine the common progressive characteristics in each song addressed in this study.
Type:
Electronic Dissertation; text
Keywords:
Genesis; Music; Progressive; Rock; Theory
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Traut, Donald G.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleFrom Prog to Pop: Progressive Rock Elements in the Pop-Rock Music of Genesis, 1978-91en_US
dc.creatorKoss, Michael Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorKoss, Michael Paulen_US
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe intent of this dissertation is to examine the way Genesis retained progressive rock elements during its 1978-91 pop-rock period. Genesis began composing music in a pop-rock style in 1978, adapting to the changes in rock by incorporating progressive rock elements into a pop-rock style. This study analyzes thirty-four selected songs from six Genesis albums considered in the pop-rock genre, identifying some of the progressive rock elements in these songs. The project begins with a historical survey of Genesis, shedding light on the development of the band`s progressive style, its transition through personnel changes and in the music before and after the departure of Peter Gabriel, and the shift toward pop-rock beginning in 1978. A review of published literature and analyses addresses the progressive nature of Genesis. The progressive rock elements pertinent to this study are defined using scholarly literature and analyses of Genesis and other established progressive rock bands. Analytical charts that indicate form, harmony, and rhythm are used to examine the common progressive characteristics in each song addressed in this study.en_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subjectGenesisen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectProgressiveen_US
dc.subjectRocken_US
dc.subjectTheoryen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTraut, Donald G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDecker, Pamelaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThomas, Kellanden_US
dc.identifier.proquest11579-
dc.identifier.oclc752261443-
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