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Author Topic: The vocabulary of a musician describing a blues for other musicians-- website?  (Read 449 times)

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Offline WayneS

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If you listen in at, say, a blues jam, you're likely to hear a particular blues described, for instance, as a "long five."  This lets the musicians know what the chord changes will be like for the last (typically) four bars.

There's a huge number of such phrases, used as descriptors for many melodic and chordal structures for the sake of bandmates, and the descriptions-- especially for a jazzman, I think-- can get very complex.

Anyone know of a website which describes these phrases?  Sanctuary much for any help.

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