100 Ultimate Blues Riffs by Andrew D. Gordon

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By Andrew D. Gordon

This most sensible promoting publication, a hundred final Blues Riffs through Andrew Gordon is an exhaustive consultant to a couple of the easiest musical words that make up blues piano/keyboard taking part in. There are 5 sections damaged down into:

* simple Blues riffs

* R&B inspired Blues riffs

* Boogie Woogie

* Rock motivated Blues riffs

* Gospel inspired Blues riffs The 12 bar Blues development and the Blues scale are defined. There are accomplished songs in the back of the ebook that exhibits tips on how to mix a few of the riffs to shape a track. many folks have commented that this can be the easiest Blues keyboard product that they've ever used. A needs to for all degrees of keyboardists that are looking to examine the blues. All a hundred "riffs" are recorded with the piano correct hand at the correct channel and the piano left hand at the left channel in addition to a drum song. find out how your favourite Blues keyboardists play together with Dr. John, Leon Russell, Chuck Leavell, Jimmy Yancey, Meade Lux Lewis, Otis Spann, Nicky Hopkins and plenty of extra!

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9 [ 22 ] R E V IS ION IN G “T H I S L A ND I S Y O UR L A ND ” Although this final version remains nationalistic, Berlin’s revisions do make the song less jingoistic than its earlier incarnation. After making these changes, Berlin offered “God Bless America” to Smith. ”10 Smith first sang the piece on November 11, 1938, during her highly rated radio program on CBS. Almost immediately, the song established itself at the top of the Hit Parade and could be heard throughout America. 11 But these typical signs of popularity do not show how deeply the American people accepted the song in the late 1930s.

But the version used in this momentous broadcast, the same version used [ 34 ] R E V IS ION IN G “T H I S L A ND I S Y O UR L A ND ” throughout the majority of American schoolrooms, left the protest verses unsung and unknown. Along with the thrum of support due to the appearance of the song in schools came the added weight of commercial publications; for textbooks were not the only source for a hard copy of the lyrics of the shortened version. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, printed versions of “This Land” appeared in several forms.

21 He only demanded that the music used could be easily sung and played by everyone, and “This Land” fits his own criteria. The tune he used (or even created) can be sung by almost anyone since it stays within one octave—unlike Berlin’s song, which ranges over an octave and a half. ” Moving away from the tune and with Guthrie’s emphasis on language in mind, let us look to the words of the six-verse song originally titled “God Blessed America” to see the vision of America he created to counter Berlin’s song: This land is your land, this land is my land, From California to the New York island, From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters; God blessed America for me.

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