Symphonic rock

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Symphonic rock is a sub-genre of progressive rock. Since early in progressive rock's history, the term has been used sometimes to distinguish more classically influenced progressive rock from the more psychedelic and experimental forms of progressive rock[1]

Symphonic rock can be described as combining of progressive rock with classical music traditions.[2] Some artists perform rock arrangements of themes from classical music or compose original pieces in classical composition structures. Additionally, they may play with the accompaniment of a symphony, orchestra or use a synthesiser or mellotron to emulate orchestral instruments.

Symphonic rock is not an orchestral rendition of hit rock and pop songs by classical orchestras; these can be considered "classical arrangements of contemporary music", though these are at times marketed as symphonic rock by various outlets. Using a symphony on a song or album does not qualify the work to be symphonic rock. It must meet the quality of being considered progressive rock in addition to the qualities listed for being symphonic.


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