<i>Experiencing Progressive Rock</i> by Robert G. H. Burns

  • Sam Vallen Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University
Keywords: progressive rock, genre, musical analysis


Robert G. H. Burns, Experiencing Progressive Rock. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 261 pp. ISBN 978-1-44226-602-5 (hbk).

Author Biography

Sam Vallen, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

Sam Vallen is Lecturer in Popular Music, instrumental teacher, Griffith University, Australia.


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How to Cite
Vallen, S. (2019). <i>Experiencing Progressive Rock</i&gt; by Robert G. H. Burns. Popular Music History, 11(3), 252-255. https://doi.org/10.1558/pomh.39023