Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Yesterday we had Jazz for prompt and today it's Blues another nice kind of music. I love Blues and especially the music of Gary Moore. I fell in love with Blues when I heard his song 'Still got the Blues'.
Really this is my kind of music, those guitars ... wow ... and the voice of Gary Moore a bit raw. Blues? What kind of music is it?
Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the 'Deep South' of the United States around the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll is charaterized by specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues chord progression is the most common.
The blue notes that, for expressive purposes are sung of played flattened or gradually bent (minor 3rd to major 3rd) in relation to the pitch of the major scale, are also an important part of the sound.
|Twelve bar boogie woogie blues in C|
I have found a few haiku on Blues on the WWW. The next three haiku are written by Russ Baleson and are part of a weblog item titled 'I've Got Dem Haiku Blues Without You'.
take your tongue out of my mouth
this kiss is good-bye
i’m playing the blues
touching deep that special place
the depths of my soul
alone in my bed
I’m feeling low down and blue
where the hell are you
(c) Russ Baleson
And I had to try it myself also ... I hope I succeeded on this prompt ... well I will see ...
climbing to the blue sky
still got the blues
still got the blues
deep down inside of my guts
Awesome isn't it? That deep feeling of the blues ...
This prompt will stay on 'til January 15th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode of Carpe Diem later on today around 10.00 PM (CET) ... that will be: Ember (provided by Bjorn Brudberg of Bjorn Brudbergs Writings )