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Jazz or Blues??

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Simpleman, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. fezz parka

    fezz parka The Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    At this juncture, if it ain't fun, it ain't worth doing. Do what makes you happy.
     
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  2. Simpleman

    Simpleman Strat-Talker

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    Jun 27, 2010
    Arkansas
    I guess you could if ya wanted to, but last time I did I was looked at like I had two heads.
     

  3. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Are jazz and blues the only kinds of music? That seems kinda limiting.
     

  4. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern usa
    Yes.

    :)
     
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  5. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Wow
    Didn't know that.
    Thank you...
     

  6. Simpleman

    Simpleman Strat-Talker

    462
    Jun 27, 2010
    Arkansas
    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.
     

  7. Stratoholic

    Stratoholic Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 30, 2010
    somewhere
    That's how all jazz sounds to me.
     
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  8. conehead

    conehead Strat-Talker

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    Apr 12, 2017
    way out there
    All my favorite jazz players used to bend strings.
    I say "used to" because they're all dead.
     
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  9. GuitarPix

    GuitarPix Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 21, 2013
    Calgary
    Best not tell John Schofield that. Or Mike Stern. Or....
     

  10. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    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.
     

  11. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Strat-Talker

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    Mar 9, 2017
    L.A.
    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.:)
     
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  12. fezz parka

    fezz parka The Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    Two heads are better than one. :D

    There are no rules. Make the music you want to make. I bend and even use the wiggle stick playing jazzy stuff. :D
     
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  13. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster

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    Aug 28, 2014
    Where the wind blows cold
    Just play Country and surprise everyone.
     
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  14. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    This works better with some blues than it does with any jazz. ;)
     

  15. Guitarhacker

    Guitarhacker Strat-Talker

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    Apr 19, 2013
    California
    I love both but if I had to choose well.

     
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  16. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-Talker

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    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.
     
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  17. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 28, 2016
    Netherlands
    Zaphod Beeblebrox became president of the galaxy.

    You can go far with two heads...
     
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  18. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    But be careful putting your own initials inside your heads.
     
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  19. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 28, 2016
    Netherlands
    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?)
     
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  20. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    As long as it does not spring to mind(s).