I’ve written a lot of articles recently on the topic of rockabilly. Throughout the past couple of months I’ve forced myself to think about the music, to learn about the music, to feel the music, to hear the music, and to write about the music. Why? What would prompt me to spend so much of my time putting all these thoughts together about a genre of music that had its fleeting moment of glory for a few short years almost 60 years ago and was all but forgotten as quickly as it burst upon the music scene? Good question.
So far, you just have a beat line. No matter how good it is, it is not a song. Adding instrumental s is where you add the melody of the song. For your first sixteen-bar segment, start with eight bars of pure beat, just to establish the rhythm. Then, in the next eight bars, add an instrumental hook to establish the melody and grab the listener’s attention. Next, extend that instrumental melody to a full sixteen bars (the length of a lyrical verse), and loop or it for the duration of the song.
“Blue Powder Steve retro lounge music Vai On Vai’s Passion and Warfare album this song seems to just keep evolving. Besides Steve’s virtuoso playing there’s also a pretty awesome bass solo by Stuart Hamm that’s worth note on this tune.
Our music preferences are sometimes put in place early on in our lives. Oftentimes, parents use early childhood music to calm them to sleep or to wake them up in the mornings. Music can be a call to playtime or a winding down habit just like story time. It is very common for adults who are very passionate about music to trace the roots of their passion back to earlier years in their life. They learned to take joy in music and movement because it was valued and encouraged in their childhood environment.
Blues retro lounge instrumental has its roots in African American work songs around the turn of the century (1900). Some early Blue’s musicians include Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and W.C. Handy. One of the original professional blue’s singers was Ma Rainey, who asserted to have coined the word “Blues.” Other musicians included Victoria Spivey, and Bessie Smith.
13. Mood: (Hollywood) This 6,500 square foot former office building at 6623 Hollywood Blvd. has been transformed into a tropical Garden of Eden – think South Pacific! The club’s Balinese design boasts sensuous colors/textures and in-the-flesh trumpeters and bongo drummers that accompany the hip-hop and rap sounds that you’ll hear. Stocked with exotic treasures made from bamboo, batik and carved wood, Mood draws sexy young Hollywood socialites and other glitz and glam from Tinseltown.
This list just scratches the surface of what is available in Austin. Whether you’re just visiting or are a local looking for more exposure to the music scene, you can start with any of these venues.