Blues Music

The influence of blues music can be heard in jazz, R&B, and Rock & Roll. It evolved in African-American communities from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed ballads. This category includes questions and answers about the Blues, its composers and music variants.

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Who wrote the song Bullfrog Blues?

The song was written by William Harris circa 1928. It was recorded by Canned Heat in 1967 and then again by Rory Gallagher in 1972.

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What came first country music or the blues?

blues

The best music historians can determine the blues began sometime after the American Civil War. Folk music dates back hundreds of years. This takes nothing away from the blues, a true American art form.

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What does the blues music sound like?

blues music sound very sad and slow because people at them days were slaved to work.

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What are facts about blues music?

1. Blues music originated sometime around 1890, in the southern United States.

2. It started with an African-American community who were influenced by many things like spirituals, field hollers, church.

3. Blues music as a genre was born along the North Mississippi Delta after the Civil War.

4. Blues music is often played with a saxophone in it as the style is quite jazzy, however the 3 main instruments are said to be the guitar, the banjo and the harmonica.

5. Blues music is usually slow and sad due to the fact it is about real life stories.

6. The most popular piece of blues music is called 12 bar blues.

7. The Blues music as a major influence over the music today.

8. The terms 'The Blues' refers to the 'Blue Devils,' which means sadness.

9. There are several variations on the blues style, Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Texas Blues and Blues Rock are the four main kinds.

10. Some notable blue musicians in the early time include Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith and Bukka White.

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Did george thorogood die?

No he is still kicking around, playing the blues and "drinking alone"

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How is blues music structured?

Think of numbers. C is 1 so 2 is d and so on ;it goes 111144115411

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Where was blues originated?

Blues originated in America where Africans were made to slave on cotton fields many years ago. They were forbidden to speak and if they did then they would have gotten their tongues cut out. These people were taken from their families to slave for these people. When they were found in Africa they were sent to America over seas in rowing boats chained up.

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What was blues music used for?

it was actually used in the great depression, around 1929, and the early 1930's . it is a product of African Americans- negro cultures celebration in their culture when they moved north into the Bronx and Harlem during the war for more jobs.

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Why is blues music so sad?

because they wanted it to be sad. thats why its called blues music because blue means to be sad or down.

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How many beats per bar are there in blues?

12 is not correct. Usually it's four. The previous answer was given by someone who confused the number of bars in a blues tune which, usually though NOT in every case, is 12.

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Were Blues music directly influenced by ragtime and jazz?

Blues, jazz and ragtime developed simultaneously in the Southern United States.

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What kind of music did the blues brothers play?

blues

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What is the music in the current Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue advert?

Parlami D'amore Mariu, sung by Achille Togliani, text written by Ennio Blacks and music composed by Cesare Andrea Bixio.

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Why do people need music?

because it entertains you

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What are the instruments used in Blues music?

Blues is a style of music and how it is played. Classic blues instruments inclued the guitar and harmonica. Other instruments included in blues are, drums, bass guitar, piano, trombone, trumpet and saxophone.

The most important instrument used in blues music (and many others) is the human voice. For a lot of people, vocals are what makes music so great to listen to. Everything else is accompaniment.

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Difference between blue music and slave music?

In the 1800s Black Slaves sung songs in the fields to portray their pain and heartaches of back-breaking labor that they were forced to do by being beaten & whipped by the white man. That was the earliest form of The Blues.

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Is bobby blue bland in the hospital?

3/17/2013 - Yes, in Memphis, TN. He was touring with other blues artists, when he became ill. According to the emcee at today's Blues Festival in Greenville, SC, he has pneumonia and respiratory problems. Word is that he was admitted Friday, March 15, 2013

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Why does your 1987 Corvette puff blue smoke when you first start it?

The engine valve stem seals are worn. Usually valve stem seal replacement is all that is needed, occasionally there is wear in the valve stems and/or valve guides which requires further repair.

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Where abouts in America was blues music performed?

mostly in the southern states (ie: Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia)

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What facts are there about blues music?

Blues music is a style of music that is based around using "blue notes." It started in African-American communities in the United States and was influenced by various things, like spirituals, field hollers, church music and chants. The genre has been highly influential to rock 'n' roll music of the past and modern day. It also paved the way for rhythm & blues (R&B), bluegrass and jazz.

History

Blues music as a genre was born along the North Mississippi Delta after the Civil War. With vast influences ranging from jump-ups (rhythmic dance songs) to African roots, blues music was only performed only live for years.

Time Frame

African-American composer W.C. Handy introduced the blues between 1911 and 1914. Blues exploded nationally in the 1920s when Mamie Smith performed the first blues tune with vocals: "Crazy Blues" (1920).

Geography

Blues music left Memphis, Tennessee and migrated north to Chicago and Detroit where the scene intensified in the late 1940s and early 1950s with artists such as Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. They performed what is referred to as "Mississippi Delta Blues."

Significance

In the early 1960s, many British and American rock and pop musicians, like the Rolling Stones, were highly influenced by blues and brought the music to young, white cultural mainstream at the time.

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What are the 12 bar blues?

A 12 bar blues is a song with "12 Bars". It starts with the 1 chord in any given key. Typically the 1 chord is kept for 4 measures. Then the 4 chord for 2 measures. Then back to the 1 chord for 2 more. Then end with 5 chord, 4 chord, then the 1 chord for the last two measures. You can subsitute the second chord for the 4 and the last for 5 if you are going to a turn around.

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What are stylist features of the blues music?

12 Bar Chord sequence: C C C C / F F C C / G F C C

Can be played in any key.

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What are the 8 elements of music?

texture, pitch, duration, tempo, Atach and decay ,silance,dinamics

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Where was blues music sung?

Blues music was sung in churches and spiritual places

and places where god was worshipped , the African slaves started to sing blues music also known as the 'twelve bar blues' after the Americans brought it over.

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Where did Blues music originally come from?

We think it came from Africa?
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