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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Simpleman, Nov 30, 2017.
At this juncture, if it ain't fun, it ain't worth doing. Do what makes you happy.
I guess you could if ya wanted to, but last time I did I was looked at like I had two heads.
Are jazz and blues the only kinds of music? That seems kinda limiting.
Didn't know that.
I’m also brushing up on my music reading. Those are the only two I’m interested in right now.
It’s funny I never had a problem deciding what I wanted to play before I just did it. Now days I have a hard time deciding what I want to do.
That's how all jazz sounds to me.
All my favorite jazz players used to bend strings.
I say "used to" because they're all dead.
Best not tell John Schofield that. Or Mike Stern. Or....
The main difference is that you have to learn to make different faces depending on which genre you play it. If you play Jazz, you have to make faces that reflect your tortured brain, in Blues you have to make faces that reflect your tortured soul. This is why I play punk and just make faces that reflect my tortured ears.
What do you listen to?
Blues and jazz both have a feel that most people don't have unless they've spent a lot of time listening to and then playing those feels. I guess I'm saying don't be the typical ex metal player that plays minor pentatonic over everything. If you want to learn to play either genre well you're going to have to spend a lot of time listening to whatever you decide. It better be something you love. You know, since you're not getting paid for it.
Two heads are better than one.
There are no rules. Make the music you want to make. I bend and even use the wiggle stick playing jazzy stuff.
Just play Country and surprise everyone.
This works better with some blues than it does with any jazz.
I love both but if I had to choose well.
Blues is just jazz played on an amp that goes to ELEVEN! It’s one louder...
They’re different brothers of the same mother - they just took the same lessons in sorta different directions. But they definitely came from the same place, located somewhere in the American south. The biggest difference is the blues had a baby and they called it rock ‘n roll. The jazz had a baby and they called it new jazz. Ya know, Jazz Jr or Jazz III or something.
I listen to jazz more than blues anymore. But I play blues - because I almost can. Occasionally I’ll be messing around with iReal and I’ll come upon a track with a jazz feel that I can play to. I’m still playing pretty basic blues but sometimes I sort of manage a jazz feel and definitely my phrasing changes a lot. So it’s sort of a growth experience and all kinds of fun. But that’s as close as I’ll ever get to playing jazz.
Zaphod Beeblebrox became president of the galaxy.
You can go far with two heads...
But be careful putting your own initials inside your heads.
But that was only visible through a green filter, right? So shouldn’t impact the blues...
(I read that 20 years ago. Why does it immediately spring to mind?)
As long as it does not spring to mind(s).