Would rock music be what it is today if the blues was never created?

#1
For me I think rock music would not be where it is today, especially bands from the 60's and 70's.

But do you think bands would of shone through anyway?

Discuss.
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#2
No because rock music wouldn't exist

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It'd be like... Ultra heavy ballroom waltz.

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#6
the world would be different

does the TS have a point or is he or she just indicating the obvious?
#7
music would have died with count basie
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#9
no.
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#14
I'm a big advocate of Muddy Waters and Clapton, mainly because I really think they were the catalysts of blues/rock in their respective time periods.
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There'd probably just be endless neo-classical shred.

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#19
No blues... so no Black Sabbath, so no Hard Rock and no Heavy Metal...


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#21
well without blues then the next big super hit in the 20s-40s era would have been jazz.

Assuming all the technology stayed the same, I would say that blues would have came along eventually. All the guitar techniques and theory was there for guitarists it's just a matter of what group of people start it. Then it would eveually move onto electric blues, as the heavier sounds get introduced the other branches of rock would begin to fill in.
#22
this seriously underestimates the consequences of the butterfly effect. There's a chance that if some unknown blues player hadn't existed, we wouldn't have rock 'n roll. There's a chance that if some non-musician hadn't existed, we wouldn't have rock 'n roll.
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well without blues then the next big super hit in the 20s-40s era would have been jazz.

Assuming all the technology stayed the same, I would say that blues would have came along eventually. All the guitar techniques and theory was there for guitarists it's just a matter of what group of people start it. Then it would eveually move onto electric blues, as the heavier sounds get introduced the other branches of rock would begin to fill in.

You do know how blues originated right, cos to me it sounds like you think it started with clapton?
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#24


yeah I know where blues started from.
But I'm just saying, if blues never existed, jazz still would have.

Jazz and blues are pretty much related, assuming that we are talking about the more modernized blues that began in the early 1900s.

Jazz and blues charts are generally the same in structure, there's just a different swing to them for the most part. I don't find it hard at all to see jazz groups in the early 1900s inventing blues.
#25
Nah, you'd still have the eastern european influences coming into the US, but without it meeting the blues from down south you can't complete the picture.
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#28
Well without the blues we would still have gotten something out of the Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, Soul, and Jazz music that comes from the south/southeastern part of the United States, but without the blues it would be much different.
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#30
No Blues = No Elvis = No Beatles = No Eric Clapton = No Jimi Hendrix = No Black Sabbath= No w/e etc.
#31
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#32
do not say such things. without the blues, my penis would be much smaller.
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#33
Well that depends what you consider rock music. If you consider the average definition of BLUES-BASED energetic music, then no, I don't think so. But if you mean something like loud, abrasive music, probably. Alot of sub-genres would exist too I think, like some kind of punk, reggae, and shred/some types of metal.
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