I loved their sound and bought just about everything but once the 80's rolled around I became disenchanted. I'm a woman, and I can appreciate the attractive qualities of some of the band members, but the excessive ranting and ravings of some of their female fans really put me off. That's all fine and good between the 12 to 17 age group, but these women were over 35 and very scary. Get over it people.
Workshops cover a variety of styles and levels of instruction on guitar, bass, piano, harmonica and voice, as well as the history of both genres.
Evening activities include legendary late-night jams, concerts, and dances. Youth, as well as adults, are welcome to participate. Participants can take advantage of both weeks by attending special events, swapping tunes and songs in jam sessions, and sharing in the fun! Welcome to Blues and Swing Week !
Our staff includes people who truly love the music and enjoy teaching and sharing it. Our vision is to focus on the roots of these two great musical traditions in a supportive, sharing environment. Our blues dance program puts the music in context.
The swing cabaret gives you a chance to perform for your fellow participants in a fun, nightclub atmosphere. Please select workshops for Periods 1 — 4 when you register. Click any name below to open more details.
Click again to close. She is the recipient of the WC Handy award for keeping the blues alive in education. She produced traditional music shows for 15 years for various radio stations and received two National Endowment for the Arts grants to record traditional musicians.
Her work with nonprofits includes serving on the executive board of the Folk Alliance. The NEA National Heritage Fellowship has been bestowed on some of the greatest luminaries in traditional and folk music.
In the traditional blues genre, past winners include some of the most important figures in blues history: Harmonica players Sonny Terry and Elder Roma Wilson are the only other harmonica instrumentalists to receive the honor.
Phil now joins the ranks of his eminent elders, friends and compatriots in the Washington, D. C area traditional Piedmont blues scene to win this distinguished award. He is a versatile traditional harmonica player, continuing the Piedmont blues tradition, a gentle and melodic blues style of the mid-Atlantic region.
He plays the diatonic ten-hole harmonica in the country blues style, cupping both hands around the instrument and playing acoustically. His sound is not shaped by the gear, the microphone or amplifier when performing on stage, instead by his complex syncopated patterns, breath-control and rhythm, stylistic virtuosity and fiery solo runs.
As a teenager living in Washington D. By the time he graduated from high school inD. With John Cephas as guitarist and primary singer, the duo performed together for 32 years as internationally renowned stars of the country blues, and a staple on blues radio, ever present on the concert and festival circuit — all with the help of National Council for Traditional Arts director Joe Wilson.
They recorded more than a dozen critically acclaimed albums, including on Flying Fish and Alligator Records, winning the prestigious W.
They even performed at the White House with B.The twelve-bar blues or blues changes is one of the most prominent chord progressions in popular music. The blues progression has a distinctive form in lyrics, phrase, chord structure, Chords may be also represented by a few different notation systems such as sheet music and electronic music.
How to Write a Blues Song. The blues is an American musical genre borne out of hard times and the essence of writing your own blues song lies within relating your feelings in song.
The structure of blues music songwriting is basic but only works if you can convey those feelings to a listener. Blues follows a basic 12 bar musical format and.
Aug 14, · Help writing a song with 12 bar blues He only has a year experience and no Jazz experiance. When I asked him what style he wanted to write Jazz Blues or rock he was very non committal so I figured the best thing to start him out with is a 12 bar blues or maybe a 16 bar blues and since it so versatile I can adapt to to a rock type of song if he.
12 bar blues lyrics template blues structure song-writing/5(3). The 12 bar blues form consists of 12 bars or measures. It uses the I7, IV7, and V7 chords.
nicely into the I chord and helps the listener realize the song is going to repeat. Playing the V chord is the most basic type of turnaround, aptly named because it turns the song around to the beginning.
When the band wishes to finish the song, they. The Purdue University Online Writing Lab serves writers from around the world and the Purdue University Writing Lab helps writers on Purdue's campus.