KG6_Steven
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#2
I just like the way it sounds. Nothing like a good blues guitarist belting out some tasty, soulful blues.

Need there be any other reason?
George Juggles
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Quote by KG6_Steven
I just like the way it sounds. Nothing like a good blues guitarist belting out some tasty, soulful blues.

Need there be any other reason?


I agree, blues is the most soulful music out there. I just started liking blues a year ago, but its amazing.
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AmirT
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#4
Because it's kinda like jazz, nobody really hates it, everybody likes it in some way, it's relaxing, emotional..
Although it's the same riff or whatever, each time it sounds different.. easy to play..

Lot's of reasons..
KG6_Steven
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#5
Quote by AmirT
Because it's kinda like jazz, nobody really hates it, everybody likes it in some way, it's relaxing, emotional..
Although it's the same riff or whatever, each time it sounds different.. easy to play..

Lot's of reasons..



You haven't met my wife and daughter. Hate jazz? Yes, they do. Personally, I love it. Jazz and blues are both different, but I love both of them.
HoneyboyHart
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#9
Someone said that blues is"jazz for guitarists with no chops". But I don't agree. Some great jazz guitarists can't play blues very well. They don't have the emotional connection to the guitar to play blues well. And as far as chops... they haven't heard Ronnie Earl, or Robben Ford play the blues.

Just my opinion...
carmour
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Quote by HoneyboyHart
Someone said that blues is"jazz for guitarists with no chops". But I don't agree. Some great jazz guitarists can't play blues very well. They don't have the emotional connection to the guitar to play blues well. And as far as chops... they haven't heard Ronnie Earl, or Robben Ford play the blues.

Just my opinion...


Amen. There are some jazz players who look down on blues for some reason. Granted, there are a lot of bad blues bands out there (at least in my country), and also a lot of jazz players who respect blues for what it is, but there still seems to be some stigma. There is definitely a lot of skill involved in traditional/primitive forms of music.

I think it was originally the sound of the music that attracted me to it.. big grooves, big personalities.. it sounds real.
wolflen
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#12
jazz was born in the blues...basie, ellington..miles..every top keyboard and horn and reed players know the blues inside out...jazz players look down on the blues? havent seen it..definately have not heard it..
Buggboy
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#13
Both are amazing forms of music and crossover a hell of a lot. Just depends what you like!

Of course you you can have a blues tune where the guitarist is just hammering on a chord/couple of notes and it's all about the vocal but then there are some Jazz Standard tunes built around very simple progressions to give the vocal that space and freedom.

Knowing when to play less is one of the hardest skills to master.... (especially for us ego-heavy guitarists )
GuitarQ33r0
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#14
I was sitting at home and flipped to pbs and watched Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King play stormy monday and was blown away when I was around 17. It made every thing I ever heard sound like total shit lol. I started learning to play the blues and it felt like I was relearning guitar because of how much deep emotion you need to be able to connect with your guitar. I can't say I learned to play the blues yet because I feel like you are never done learning. I love it because it is as simple and basic as you can get, but still the most complected at the same time.
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HoneyboyHart
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#15
I think the essence of what makes any music interesting is the interplay between tension and resolution. That really is where the emotion of the blues comes from. The simplicity of the blues makes it easy to communicate that tension and resolution. But there needs to be lots of space to draw the listener in... There's really a lot to it. I've heard some good examples on YouTube but not sure how to add a video here.
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#17
Quote by GuitarQ33r0
I was sitting at home and flipped to pbs and watched Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King play stormy monday and was blown away when I was around 17. It made every thing I ever heard sound like total shit lol. I started learning to play the blues and it felt like I was relearning guitar because of how much deep emotion you need to be able to connect with your guitar. I can't say I learned to play the blues yet because I feel like you are never done learning. I love it because it is as simple and basic as you can get, but still the most complected at the same time.


This was pretty much the same with me, except I listened to SRV's version of Little Wing. I was blown away by what he could do, and yes, everything else sounded like shit after getting into the blues
Art Vandalay
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#18
I heard some old blues song on a movie when I was probably 10 or 11 and knew there was something really cool about it. Later on I realized I really liked the groove of the blues, the elegant simplicity of it and how applicable it can be to day to day life. Now days, I love learning the history of it and all about the folks that made it what it is. Most of all, I love to just jam out the blues. It's fun and can be simple to play and you can always do something familiar yet different with it
helltothee
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#19
It reaches to you a lot. It's soulful and the way it is, is so cool.

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Quote by wolflen
jazz was born in the blues...basie, ellington..miles..every top keyboard and horn and reed players know the blues inside out...jazz players look down on the blues? havent seen it..definately have not heard it..


Nope. Jazz came first. You won't find any real evidence for blues as a musical form much before 1920. Jazz can be traced back to Buddy Bolden in the 1890s.
cdhowell
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#22
I was turned on to the blues when I read about Stevie Ray in a guitar mag and went out and bought his cd. Rap and Hip Hop was the popular radio music and I had just became bored with the radio. I heard a few of his songs and it was on for me. Opened the door to the blues and haven't looked back since. A blues tune can be refreshingly different each and every time ya listen to it while keeping a familiar/comforting vibe to it as well. To me Stevie Ray was the best at it, Even BB King stated in an interview that he could just keep going where most blues singers have a "conversation" like style, where the sing a lick, play a lick, sing a lick, play a lick. Stevie could just keep going with it full powerful keep on truckin type of style.
SrThompson
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#23
Because it's a music that has a lot of feelings in it, you can actually almost see the feelings on this mates playing the guitar, singing, etc.
It's "quite" easy to play when you're begginer, and then when you are more advanced you can still play a lot of different stuffs.
Lots of the classic guitar players that you heard today, the almost start admiring the blues
And also, cause blues history/blues players has lots of "magic tales" in the rock history.
yoyoloto
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#24
What Thompson said, also blues is kind of a gateway "drug" to something better, it influences a lot of areas of rock (A lot of classic rock was actually blues rock). But how it helps to express the feelings is the best, and I just love how it mixes with jazz and psychedelic.
stringslinger62
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#25
New to the site ,,and really glad I did ,,no more searching ,,for alot of great tunes that I havent heard since vinyl who ever is responsible for ultimate Guitar ,,have done a great job ,,ontario ,,Canada
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