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Let's start with the moral of the story: don't be a dumbass and think you'll hold up forever if you neglect your health. ...byPublished on 06-28-2012 04:17 PM Number of Views: 193347byPublished on 06-21-2012 09:00 AM Number of Views: 5005
Please join me in welcoming hakukani as Sax on the Web Forum’s new moderator. He has been with the SOTW Forum since October 2007, and I am sure you all have read ...byPublished on 10-19-2011 12:12 AM Number of Views: 2786
Having checked through the threads and archives, I couldn't find this topic, so here goes.
What are the ten albums that made a difference for you as a player?
What where the albums that made you pick ...byPublished on 03-10-2010 09:06 PM Number of Views: 25564
I agree with MMM and Pete that if you don't love the blues and have a real feel for it, then obviously you won't enjoy playing it. And you won't likely play it very well either. Part of the problem is so many think the blues is easy to play and only has 3 chords. Yes, just like the saxophone, it's easy to play...badly. So you get tons of bands butchering the music. The same happens in other genres (especially rock). Not as much in jazz because it's reputed to be more difficult, but there are plenty of hack jazz musicians out there running scales all over the place, which is the epitome of boredom.
Anyway, to put a more positive spin on this thread, here are a few guidelines to prevent boredom for those who do love the blues and want to play it (as Pete says, no one is forcing you to ):