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The Language of the Blues: Terminology and other things all players need to know

There is a language that is common in blues music—terms and concepts commonly understood by players as way of communicating and talking about the music. Some terms mentioned may vary slightly, and I will note that as I discuss specific things below. Knowing these things will help you go a long way as a playerContinue reading “The Language of the Blues: Terminology and other things all players need to know”

Is There a Difference? Bands that play “Blues Songs” vs. Blues Bands

This is a question I’ve been pondering for a while. There are a number of well-known rock bands that dive into “Blues songs,” from Jackyl to Van Halen and even AC/DC. There are also many bands of different kinds who will toss out the occasional (or maybe frequent) “blues songs,”—often a straight 12 slow bluesContinue reading “Is There a Difference? Bands that play “Blues Songs” vs. Blues Bands”


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