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  • Does playing the blues ever help you get over the blues?

    I would like to say that when I've been feeling down or going through a rough patch, playing the blues has really helped me out, but I can't. At those times, I find that just playing the guitar helps because it takes my mind off things, or evokes other emotions beyond just being bummed. But I never pour all my troubles into the blues, play my pain, and feel comforted.



    Anyone else?

  • #2
    YES On one particular occasion I was so down that there was just no point to anything. So I picked up a guitar to express my feelings with a stupid song . Soon I was laughing and having a good time with this stupid song. It went something like this

    My life story

    All that I've done

    All that I've worked for

    Is a stinking pile of ****************

    Just a stinking pile of ****************

    ( I don't remember the rest of it)



    I've learned not to take myself so seriuosly that I can't laugh at myself.

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    • #3
      No.
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      • #4
        Made me think of this ...




        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm6M7pj2tT4

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        • #5
          Now that's funny

          Thanks

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          • #6
            "youre not a bluesman-youre an idiot!" lol
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            • #7
              No, but it helps you enjoy it more.
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              • #8
                only in as much as any playing make me feel better.

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                • #9
                  Yes.
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                  • #10
                    Well it's the idea.

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                    • #11
                      Playing guitar in general has always been a great release of tension for me but more in the same way that someone might go to the gym and workout on the heavy bag or some weights. Playing the blues, well I get into it but it does nothing for me in a therapeutic sense. Then again I'm not really a blues guy either so maybe I'm not the right guy to ask.
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                      • #12
                        No, but playing the blues will help you lower your musical I.Q. By about 100 points.

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                        • #13
                          Is B.B. King happy?

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by DaveAronow
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                            No, but playing the blues will help you lower your musical I.Q. By about 100 points.




                            How many musical IQ points to you lose playing AC/DC or country?
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                              Quote Originally Posted by Grantus
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                              How many musical IQ points to you lose playing AC/DC or country?




                              The guy already has the IQ of a shoe box. He is a bass player in a ****************ty country band...
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