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Acoustic Blues Guitar

Apr 18, 2008
Many years ago, for the first time ever live to an audience, Bob Dylan took his steps on the stage and began to play his electric guitar. He was completely, taken with his play and ignored the reaction of the audience to the obnoxious rock music. He continued plugging in and playing. His act was such a revolution of the music's world. That event occupied the front pages of all the newspapers that time. Based on the few differences between it and the blues music, the elder blues musicians listening to him caused the leaving of acoustic blues guitar in the dust.

In Chicago, around the 1930s, a movement appeared and gained success. The classic blues musicians of Mississippi Delta area came accompanying their brand of acoustic blues guitar music to the city. Some of the famous stars, such as Muddy Waters and Son House were playing that acoustic blues guitar causing the wilderness to the persons listening to them. Howling Wolf began to putting aside the acoustic blues guitar, while picking up the electric one. It assisted to increase the numbers of acoustic blues guitar hits. The music got out to people in those days was the recorded classic acoustic blues guitar hits on electric guitars, made by Wolf and others.

For many years the electric guitar ruled the blues world and the Jimi Hendrix decided to record a short movie of himself playing and acoustic blues guitar and for just a little while we got to hear as close to the modern equivalent of those old classics that we will hear. As Jimi fired through Here My Train A Comin' it was just like being on the delta near the turn of the century when Robert Johnson would travel from small bar to small bar just to make a living playing his guitar. It was a great time that is lost forever.

The acoustic guitar gets its due once in a while on blues and rock records but it will never be a main instrument like it used to be all of those years ago. The sound can never be mistaken and the music played on it was right from the heart and we will never hear music played like that ever again.
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For more information on blues guitar, make sure you check John Libbo's fantastic Blues Guitar Tips and Secrets , and Blues Guitar Secrets .
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