It sold a million copies and produced the band's first Top Ten hit in "Touch of Grey." One of the aspects of the Grateful Dead that made them stand out was their mixing of several different kinds of music. As mentioned earlier, the Dead's music is a hearty mixture of bluegrass, classical, and good old-fashioned rock... ... middle of paper ... ...ot;, is Blues Traveler. On the scene since 1984, John Popper (lead vocals and unbelievable harmonica) has lead this band up from the depths of the local party circuit to having a multi-platinum album (1994's Four). Also with the same blues-rock feeling, deadheads are sure to flashback to yesteryear with one of Popper's unreal harmonica riffs.
The blues, like jazz, used many of the same instruments that developed into the main formula in making the sound of rock music. The thing that got most rock artists interested in making music was the meaning behind the songs. Rock music in the 60’s and the 70’s had a lot of deep meaning to them. Blues songs talked about heartbreak and sorrow. People could relate to these feelings, which made blues a type of music t... ... middle of paper ... ..., depressing sound of grunge began to take over.
Some of the typical instruments used in a blues-rock band would be electric guitar, bass guitar, a drum kit, vocals, a Hammond organ and a harmonica. In the 1970s the line between hard rock and blues-rock had become so thin it was almost unnoticeable. By the early 1980s blues-rock had a falling out of the mainstream of music. But in the late 1980s early 1990s blues-rock went mainstream again thanks to bands such as Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughn who made there way to rock stardom once again. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues-rock) Psychedelic rock the definition of this interesting and influential genre is a style of rock music that attempts to reproduce the mind-altering experiences of many different hallucinogenic drugs.
(Erlewine 2014) Recreating a time in American music history that rivaled blues greatest blue musicians of the 1940’s and 50’s. Veteran blues artists Etta James, B.B. King and Buddy Guy directly attributed the mid-'80s revival of their previously ebbing careers to Stevie Ray. Stevie Ray played the guitar with the passion of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie often paid homage to his inspiration by recording covers of music legend Jimi Hendrix. Third Rock from the Sun and At the end of Stevie’s life the Hendrix song Voodoo Chile (Slight return) were signature songs that considered iconic to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s live music performance.
Eric Clapton Eric Clapton is an innovative guitarist, basically the first to combine blues and rock, which in turn popularized blues. Because of his skill and ever- evolving style, his music is a lasting contribution in itself. Eric Clapton made his recording debut with The Yardbirds, the British group that also featured guitar virtuosos Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Together, they created a whole new blues/rock sound that many of the famous ‘60s and ‘70s bands copied. Clapton left The Yardbirds when he felt the band strayed too far from their blues roots towards pop music.
Many of the guitarists that became popular in the 80s are considered some of the most technically proficient players ever. Guitar shredding has been used in a variety of musical styles. Neo classical, jazz fusion, progressive rock, heavy metal have adapted shredding to fit their genre. Revered guitarists of the 80s Kirk Hammett, Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Dimebag Darrell all mastered the art of shredding. In 2003 Guitar One Magazine named Michael Angelo Batio, Chris Impellitteri, and Yngwie Malmsteen as the fastest guitar shredders ever.
(Simon, 2001) When he played he demanded the audience’s attention and had a sound of blues meets Jimi Hendrix. (Wenner, 2011) His fame was based mainly in central Texas. It was not until he played at a party thrown by Mick Jagger that his band Double Trouble got their big break when David Bowie as Vaughan to perform on his upcoming album Let’s Dance. (Stevie Ray Vaughan, 2013.) He became a pretty big success and his fan base grew to places outside of Texas.
The song includes electric guitar, harmonica, bass, piano, drums and vocals. Importantly, the electric guitar, bass and drums are the most distinguishable instruments as ‘Chicago blues instruments’. These formed the basis of many future blues bands and left a legacy for Muddy Waters, who was the one of the famous bluesman to pioneer and popularise modern, or ‘urban’ blues styles. Later styles of the genre were influenced not only by Muddy Waters, but also names such as B.B. King and T-Bone Walker; shaping the westside subgenre which often included more classical brass instruments.
These designs are the beginning of a guitar company that will be known forever. Also these models have given the Ibanez team a view and a dream for other guitars they will design in the future . After being sued for copying guitar styles from other companies Ibanez began coming out with their own style... ... middle of paper ... ... Series. These guitar models have one of the most unbelievable sounds you will ever hear in music. They are the needle in the haystack.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace,” said legendary American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In the 1960’s Jimi Hendrix, along with many other musical artists, greatly influenced numerous people. His unorthodox method of playing and how well he played the guitar would become his trademark for many years to come. Arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music, Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar and pioneered explosive possibilities of the instrument. His innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback, and controlled distortion created a new musical form.