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For a song in C#, the more melodic parts need a C# harp. To get a bluesy sound/feel, you'll need an F# harp, which will give a blues sound when sucked, or drawn, producing C#7 and C#9.


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Blues approach: from chordnote to chordnote Descending: Notes triad (vertical) mixed with (horizontal) descending (doubled) appoggiaturas : C Bes A (As) G // G Fis F E // E Es D (Des) C ( rem. Bes here is not a vertical chord note!) Ascending: Notes triad (vertical) mixed with ascending (doubled)appoggiaturas: C D Dis E // E F Fis G // G (As) A C ...


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Blues scales don't exist, they are licks. Ex chord I7 (ex in C) : can compose any blueslick with combinations of ... Descending: Notes triad mixed with descending (doubled) appoggiaturas : C Bes A G // G Fis F E // E Es D C Sadness - Downwards ( rem. Bes here is not a chord note!) Ascending: Notes triad mixed with +ascending appoggiaturas: C ...


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There seem to be crossed wires here, with respect. Blues progressions basically use 3 chords, I, IV and V. True, often dominant 7ths, but that needn't muddy the water for now. There is a recognized order to the sequence. Actually, almost any notes can be (and are) used to create solos over these sequences. It's just that lots of the time, guitarists in ...


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Maybe it also has to do with hambone (body percussion) being done sitting down. Also, I doubt country musicians had a guitar strap.


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Maybe because of the guitar? Classical guitarists always sit while playing, with the guitar resting on one leg. Many of the early blues players had a highly-developed technique -- very different from classical guitar technique but developed through many hours of practice nonetheless, most likely sitting down. (Think of Robert Johnson for instance.) ...


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I don't have a scientific answer, but I guess you could say that blues isn't exactly an adrenaline-filled music. Punk,rock, metal etc are kinds of music that makes you feel hyped and alive. They are the kind of music that makes you want to be standing and jump or run or whatever. Blues (and Jazz) although, is the kind of laid back enjoyment. You sit on the ...


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To answer you question Where should a beginner of the blues start in order to write awesome songs? I would listen to a compilation of blues and play many songs before trying to attempt writing awesome songs. Learn the basics and don't have such high expectations.


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Bring me my shotgun by Lightnin' Hopkins is a blues song but is it really a 12 bar blues? Yes, it really is. If you want to write a blue song like this one should you really look at the 12 bar blues... That would make sense, seeing that they are the same. and its chord progressions? There's really only the one ;P But the style is still rad, ...


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"Now, a piano teacher told me that in some blues the IV chord could be played in the second bar. What kind of blues would that be?" I'm not sure whether it's local terminology but among the jam sessions I frequent, this is called a fast-change blues. You play the IV chord in the second bar then return to I, then go to Iv again after a total of 4 bars as ...



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