a type of folk song that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholoy sound from repeated used of blue notes.
an expressive form of North American folk music. Usually distinguished by a syncopated 4/4 rhythm, flatted thirds and sevenths, and a 12-bar structure.
A musical style at the heart of the music of black Americans and permeating all sorts of jazz and popular forms. Melodically, blues are characterized by "blue" notes, notably by flatting pitches (3rd, 5th, 7th) in a prevailingly major scale; formally, the "12-bar blues" consists of three 4-bar phrases, AAB, with a conventional harmonic progression; poetically, the blues suggest sad emotion. The blues can be any or all of these.
African-American music, developed in the South during the mid-1800s, that became the foundation of most American popular music.
Melancholy music characterised by the slight flattening of some notes.
music which includes elements of black folk music and is marked by a strong beat
(I)A form of African-American folk music, characterized by simple, repetitive structures and a highly flexible vocal delivery; (2) the style of singing heard in the blues.
a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
a window into the living rooms, streets, and honky-tonks where some of the South's best music is played
A style of music derived in part from work songs used during slavery; a precursor and component of jazz.
A style of music evolved from southern African-American secular songs and usually distinguished by a syncopated 4/4 rhythm, flatted thirds and sevenths, a 12-bar structure, and lyrics in a three-line stanza in which the second line repeats the first: "The blues is an expression of anger against shame and humiliation" B.B. King. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/blues C7b9 Cmi7 Cmi9
Type of music that started in the Mississippi Delta and the streets of Chicago. B.B. King is an example of a blues guitarist.
early and basic jazz style of music with a predictable chord structure; not religious and usually slow in tempo
a bedrock genre of traditional American music rooted in African-retentive ante-bellum music, as reflected in the presence of call-and-response, bent or slurred notes, and both lyrical and instrumental improvisation.It is characterized by verses twelve bars in length, with a one-four-five chord progression, and an A-A-B lyrical pattern.
a vocal form which originated in America; usually consists of 12 bars involving chords I, IV, and V7
A musical style primarily with a slow tempo, usually played by a band of guitars, bass and drums, that features melancholy stories of heartache and loss; Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Willie Dixon were early masters of this style.
A style of music that evolved from southern African-American secular songs and is usually characterized by slow tempo and flatted thirds and sevenths. Blues influenced the development of rock, rhythm and blues and country music.
African-American form of secular folk music, related to jazz, that is based on a simple, repetitive poetic-musical structure.
A form of music introduced in the early 20th century derived from the African American work songs as principle source material; the most persistent characteristic form is a 12-measure pattern: three phrases of four measures each; related to the blue notes, i.e., the notes found "between" the keys of the piano; the lowered 3rd, 5th, and 7th notes of a major scale are often referred to as blue notes, having a "bluesy" sound common in blues compositions and performances.
(1) A form normally consisting of 12 bars, staying in one key and moving to IV at bar 5. (2) A melodic style, with typical associated harmonies, using certain 'blues scales', riffs and grace notes. (3) A musical genre, ancestral to jazz and part of it. (4) A feeling that is said to inform all of jazz.
a style of jazz, both vocal and instrumental, introduced in the first decade of the twentieth century. The most persistent characteristic of the blues is a twelve-measure pattern, instead of the eight-measure and sixteen-measure patterns of ragtime. The blues are further characterized by a smoother, less percussive rhythm, and a slower tempo than ragtime. The name is obviously related to the “blue notes,” i.e., the third and seventh scale degrees which are used either natural or flatted and which are frequently played deliberately out of tune.
Dress uniform for military jazz band.
A form of folk or popular poetry. Graphic imagery and themes drawn from a wide range of group and personal experiences distinguish blues lyrics. The blues can also exist as instrumental and vocal music, as a psychological state, as a lifestyle and as a philosophical stance.
Growing out of spirituals and worksongs, Blues usually features simple chords and improvisation on vocals and instrumentation.
A musical style characterized by the I-IV-V movement and heavy use of pentatonic scales. Blues stresses the soulful, emotional element of music while concealing its nuances in a guise of simplicity.
A vocal or instrumental jazz style, usually following a 12-bar, 8-bar, or 16-bar pattern.
Musical form that came from rural African-American experience. Using flatted and bending notes in the common music scale, an ultra-emotional sound developed.
Music of African-American origin which features a repeated 12-bar pattern and employs lyrics which focus upon the harsh realities of negro life.
Blues is a compilation album by guitarist Jimi Hendrix, released on MCA Records in 1994.