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The electric blues is a type of blues music distinguished by the amplification of the guitar, the bass guitar , and/or the harmonica. Electric blues is performed in several regional subgenres, such as Chicago blues, Texas blues and Memphis blues. Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ... Generally, an amplifier is any device that uses a small amount of energy to control a larger amount of energy. ... Different kinds of guitars The guitar is a fretted and stringed musical instrument, used in a wide variety of musical styles, and is also widely known as a solo classical instrument. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... Wikibooks has a book on the topic of Harmonica A harmonica is a free reed musical wind instrument (also known, among other things, as a mouth organ or mouth harp, Hobo Harp, French harp, tin sandwich, lickin stick, blues harp, simply harp, or Mississippi saxophone), having multiple, variably-tuned brass... The Chicago blues is a form of blues music that developed in Chicago by adding electricity, drums, piano, bass guitar and sometimes saxophone to the basic string/harmonica Delta blues. ... Texas blues is a subgenre of the blues. ... The Memphis blues is a style of blues music that was created in 1920s and 1930s by Memphis-area musicians like Frank Stokes, Sleepy John Estes, Furry Lewis and Memphis Minnie. ...


The electric blues first emerged as a fully-fledged genre in the mid-1940s. The initial wave of U.S. electric blues musicians inspired the British blues scene of the 1960s, which included artists such as John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton, The Yardbirds and the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, as well as more mainstream rock groups such as Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... The British blues is a type of blues music that originated in the late 1950s. ... John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers was a pioneering British blues band that included such luminaries as: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (both later in Cream), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (later all in Fleetwood Mac), Mick Taylor (later in The Rolling Stones), Don Harris, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor (Canned... An example of the famous Clapton is God graffiti craze Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the rock era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into... The Yardbirds were an early English rock band, noted for starting the careers of several of rock musics most famous guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album) Led Zeppelin were an English rock band, and are one of the most successful such groups in popular music history. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ...


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Electric blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (135 words)
The electric blues is a type of blues music distinguished by the amplification of the guitar, the bass guitar, and/or the harmonica.
Electric blues is performed in several regional subgenres, such as Chicago blues, Texas blues and Memphis blues.
The initial wave of U.S. electric blues musicians inspired the British blues scene of the 1960s, which included artists such as John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton, The Yardbirds and the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, as well as more mainstream rock groups such as Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.
Blues Foundation :: Essays (723 words)
Blues lyrics contain a number of three-line rhymed stanzas in which each stanza consists of a line of verse which is repeated and then concluded with a final line.
Harmony is based on a repeating blues chord progression, with a 12-bar pattern using the three major chords of a scale.
Throughout the country blues could be heard in small dance halls, barrooms, rent parties, and juke joints, where new styles such as "barrelhouse" and boogie-woogie were performed by pianists such as Clarence "Pine Top" Smith.
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