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Experimental rock: Avant-garde rock, also known as experimental rock, is a type of music based on rock which experiments with the basic elements of the genre, or which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique. Performers may also attempt to individualize their music with unconventional time signatures, instrumental tunings, unusual harmony and key signatures, compositional styles, lyrical techniques, elements of other musical genres, singing styles, instrumental effects or custom-made experimental musical instruments. Experimental rock uses extended techniques, prepared instruments, unconventional playing techniques, extended vocal techniques, using instruments, tunings, rhythms or scales from non-Western musical traditions, using trash cans, telephone ringers, and doors slamming, and creating experimental musical instruments.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

Although leader Brian Wilson attemptedamore experimental rock style inthe song “Good Vibrations” (1966) and thealbumPet Sounds(1966), the BeachBoys largely remained within ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

The experimental rock outfit Can played a major role in the German “Krautrock” scene (also considered part of the larger Euro-rock movement) of the early 1970s . The band's core members were accomplished musicians and composers who ...

Google previewA Cultural Dictionary of Punk (2010)

1974-1982 by Nicholas Rombes

” Page 20: Ads for music clubs, including one for Studio 10 that says, “Now open Thursday Nites for Avant Garde Experimental Rock.” Page 21: Music notes, including, ...

Google previewBloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume 10 (2015)

Genres: Middle East and North Africa by David Horn, John Shepherd

The Beirut label Those Kids Must Choke produces lo-fi, experimental rock, electro-acoustic and free improvised music.

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Title: Side View of Experimental Rock Trickling Filter
Digital Publisher: Digital: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Physical Publisher: Physical: Graphic Services, Texas A&M University
Date Issued: 2011-08-17
Date Created: 1950
Dimensions: 4 x 5 inches
Format Medium: Photographic negative
Type: image
Identifier: Photograph Location: Graphic Services Photos, Box 36, File 36-400
Rights: It is the users responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holders for publication of any materials. Permission must be obtained in writing prior to publication. Please contact the Cushing Memorial Library for further information

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