The Poetry of The Technique in Blues

The melody of blues doesn’t go with the sense of the key that rules in Western European music, nonetheless is still closely related to classical music. Back in the day, original blues musicians adopted as their own the traditional "major" and "minor" scale. All these adaptations that give birth to all the rich spectrum of black music; when blacks began to make music in America, faced with European music and adopted with amazing rapidity the pentatonic musical feeling to the European tonal system and instruments. So, the problem was in the two notes that were missing for the European "octave"....

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The Original Rock & Roll Record Labels

Back in 1940s America, when the cultural seeds of rock & roll were first beginning their growth, the musical landscape was dominated by just three major labels: DeccaRCA Victor Columbia These labels owned all the means of production, all the licences and all the distribution channels. Through their contacts in the media, they (for the most part) were essentially in control of the popular music that was played across the USA. Rock & Roll’s emergence changed all that. These new musicians, producers and distributors were not beholden to the wishes of the majors. Their pioneering desire was to encourage a...

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