Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Birth of the Blues Guitar

By Steve Randazzo

In the late 19th and early 20th century, African Americans who worked in the fields and work camps created the blues. Although the blues went in many different avenues, the most significant was created in a very special part of the United States, in an area of the Mississippi also known as the Delta.

The area near the Mississippi River in between the Yazoo River, Memphis, and Vicksburg, the cotton growing regions are responsible for many of the early blues players. Although the area known as the delta is well known as the area in the Mississippi it is not limited to just that area. Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas also developed important artists as well. These areas helped develop the term know now as the Delta blues.

The blues, now over 100 years old, has become one of the most successful genres of music today, and as a result still packs night clubs, concert halls, and stadiums. We can all thank current musicians today for keeping the blues alive and active.

The blues is still so popular and considered one of the more important styles of music because the songs deeply touch human feelings in a way no other music can. It captures the sole and essence of people which is missing in today's pop, rap, rock and digital music. It identifies and touches real people, with real life issues, and talks about real life lessons. No music today will ever come close to providing the kind of emotions and feelings the blues can give.

It is said that the blues is custom made for the guitar so it is a natural progression when learning the theory and development of playing the guitar that the blues is usually one of the first and most important steps in your journey and in the creation of any guitar god. While some music today sounds great without the guitar, it is very rare that you will ever find a successful blues band without one; it truly is the sole and voice of blues music and cannot be replaced by any other instrument.

The blues will never die and is in good hands with today's generation. There are many young players out there today that are developing the skills and creating new techniques that would pay respects to the blues guitar elders. They are keeping the blues alive and flourishing for the next generation of blues players.

Steve enjoys writing articles on topics he has a passion for. Not only does the author specialize in management, customer service, and team building, he ejoys relaxing by playing the guitar. Please check out his latest website at which helps people find the best Outdoor Surveillance Cameras and information they are looking for when searching for wireless cameras.

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