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How to Play This Common Blues Turnaround

187<p>SHARES<p>You know that moment in ZZ Top's "La Grange," where everything stops and Billy Gibbons plays a dramatic, beautiful descending lick? Well, if …

Guitar

Risotto alle fragole Bimby • Ricette Bimby

Fatto<p>Mettere nel boccale lo scalogno, tritare: 5 sec. vel. 7.<p>Fatto<p>Riunire sul fondo con la spatola e aggiungere l'olio, rosolare: 3 min. 100° vel. …

Booker T. Jones' New Memoir to Be Released Next Year

"I want to share with readers how each step of my winding, rocky road has led me to where I am today,” musician says<p>Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter …

Music

How the Incorporation of Musical Modes on the Miles Davis Album ‘Kind of Blue’ Reinvented Jazz

YouTuber Polyphonic, who creates incredibly informative video essays about music took a look at the iconic Miles Davis album <i>Kind of Blue</i>. He …

Miles Davis

The Original Rock 'n' Roll Guitar God Was Actually a Goddess

Rock 'n' roll was born and baptized in a smoky nightclub somewhere, but the baby was conceived in a church. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and …

Music

10 Essential Live Albums

Hard rock and heavy metal are both such essentially <i>live</i> forms of music that while the live album may seem like the perfect medium for conveying their …

Rock Music

Willie Dixon – The Greatest Blues Songwriter

He was a fixer, arranger, talent scout, boxer, performer and songwriter, who did more to shape the sound of post war Chicago blues than any other …

How John Bonham’s Habit of Playing With the Guitar Rather Than Bass Made Him Such a Great Drummer

Polyphonic takes a deep look into the distinct style of the late, great John Bonham. Bonzo, as he was known was able to create such a solid …

Guitar

Quintessential Rock Rigs by Decade

1960s: The British Invasion, Surf, and Garage Rock<p><i>The “flower power” decade got its nickname from spectacles such as hippies cavorting at Monterey</i> …

Studio Legends: Alan Parsons on Dark Side of the Moon

<b>Recording engineer Alan Parsons’ fi rst studio gigs included tracking albums by the Beatles and Pink Floyd.</b><p>Imagine, you’re 19 years old, and you’ve …

The One Album That Changed Everything

<i>Most of us have a crystal-clear picture imprinted in our psyches—a stark moment of when our younger, more impressionable selves first heard a</i> …

Guitar

Forgotten Heroes: Pops Staples

<b>Pops Staples at the Chicago Blues Fest on June 8, 1986. Photo by Kirk West / Archive Photos / Getty Images.</b><p>Whenever you hear country blues-inflected …

BBC - Music - Review of John Mayall - Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton

Tired of a creeping tendency towards pop territory that was happening in his old band, the Yardbirds, Eric Clapton was after one thing alone: the blues. With John Mayall and his pool of fledgling giants he got it in spades.<p>While Clapton’s roots lay in the sweaty R’n’ B of west London’s hip clubs …

Guitar

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In the fall of 1965, the blues guitar prodigy Michael Bloomfield dropped acid. He had a vision, a musical vision, that he said unlocked the secrets …

QtkPics

Album of the Month: Kraftwerk ‘Trans-Europe Express’

<i>Trans-Europe Express</i> is one of the most significant works in the Kraftwerk canon as this is the album in which the art-music hippies began their …

New York City

The Stray Cats' Vintage Rock

The Last Hair-Metal Band: Inside Poison's Never-Ending Party

How Bret Michaels & Co. turned a string of Eighties hits into 30-plus years of debauched good times<p>Inside a room inside an arena in Manchester, New …

High School Football

Beyond Blues: The Allman Brothers Band

One of the most revered Southern rock bands of all time combined grit and soul with blazing blues guitar. Learn how Duane Allman and Dickey Betts …

Guitar

Muddy Waters Makes A ‘Long Distance Call’

Songs about the telephone are part of the history of rock and pop. On 14 April 1951, <b>Muddy Waters</b> made the US R&B chart with one of the best blues …

Learning To Love Stereo: Hearing The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's With New Ears

Pete Paphides goes to Abbey Road to listen to the new anniversary edition of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and marvels at the charge of the …

Guitar

Lynyrd Skynyrd Serve A Second Helping

<b>Lynyrd Skynyrd</b>‘s <b>Second Helping</b>, the record that contained their biggest hit single and perhaps greatest theme tune, ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ was …

The Last Word: Ray Davies on Kinks' Early Hits, the Perils of Family Bands

The veteran songwriter talks success, nagging reunion questions and why he tries his best to ignore the past<p>Ray Davies became Sir Ray Davies last …

Music

The Damned Talk 40 Years of Shapeshifting Punk

Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible reflect on gigging with Lemmy, hanging with Led Zeppelin and their constantly evolving sound<p>"People envision some …

Indie Music

Rhythm Is King: Bob Marley’s Hypnotic Pulse

The simple and effective chord stabs that fueled early reggae hits may appear easy, but getting them right is a real art. Here are a few quick …

Electric Guitar

Pure Cotton with a Berry on Top: The Legacies of Chuck Berry and James Cotton

Only a few days after the passing of James Cotton, one of the country's greatest blues harmonica players, we lost one of our greatest songwriters, …

Interview with Charles Baty - the masterful "Little Charlie" of the Nightcats - one of most inspirational figures

<i>"The blues is a way of communicating through music, showing your emotions – whether happiness or sadness – in a musical manner and hopefully</i> …

Electric Guitar