My Beautiful Wickedness


Singing the Blues…not really.
March 2, 2008, 10:35 pm
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My daughter came home the other day having learned a simple 12-bar ABA blues chord progression — da DUH da DUN (duh duh duh duh) — think “I’m a Man” and you’ll have the idea.  She sang me a little bit in the car and then I did an improv on the “Can’t Get Out of Bed Blues.”  She squealed with delight that I wrote a song on the spot — it really hasn’t occurred to her yet that there is a standard format for the blues.  To her I’m a genius because after hearing 12 bars, I could do a whole song (including the chorus) and get the right mood.

That’s one of the reasons kids are cool. There’s a time in their lives that they learn something that you’ve known for a long time and you realize how neat it is all over again.

da DUH da DUN (duh duh duh duh).

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