Definitions for Blues
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a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
blues, blue devils, megrims, vapors, vapoursnoun
a state of depression
"he had a bad case of the blues"
A feeling of sadness or depression.
One's particular life experience, particularly including the hardships one has faced.
A musical form, African-American in origin, generally featuring an eight-bar or twelve-bar structure and using the blues scale.
A musical composition following blues forms.
My next number is a blues in G.
A uniform made principally of a blue fabric.
The marched in their dress blues.
Any of a number of sports teams which wear blue kit.
BLUES is the abbreviation for the German "Bremer Luft UEberwachungs System" (which means literally "Air monitoring system of Bremen"). It is a monitoring system for air pollution and is being managed by the environmental authority in the German federal state of Bremen. Currently there are ten fixed locations in the state of Bremen to collect meteorological data and the following measurements:
Blues refers to a genre of music that originated in African-American communities in the United States during the late 19th century. It is characterized by its distinct musical and lyrical elements that often convey feelings of sadness, sorrow, or melancholy. Blues music incorporates various styles and instruments, typically featuring a twelve-bar chord progression and soulful vocal expressions. The lyrics often explore themes of heartbreak, loss, and personal struggles, reflecting the experiences and emotions of African-Americans in their historical and cultural contexts. The blues has had a significant influence on numerous musical genres, from rock and roll to jazz and soul.
Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll is characterized by specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues chord progression is the most common. The blue notes that, for expressive purposes are sung or played flattened or gradually bent in relation to the pitch of the major scale, are also an important part of the sound. The blues genre is based on the blues form but possesses other characteristics such as specific lyrics, bass lines, and instruments. Blues can be subdivided into several subgenres ranging from country to urban blues that were more or less popular during different periods of the 20th century. Best known are the Delta, Piedmont, Jump, and Chicago blues styles. World War II marked the transition from acoustic to electric blues and the progressive opening of blues music to a wider audience, especially white listeners. In the 1960s and 1970s, a hybrid form called blues-rock evolved.
The numerical value of Blues in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Blues in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
The idea of the title was that it was more like the title of a song, there's a real sort of musical aspect to this scene, and (my friend and I) liked the idea of the title being something that was more like a blues song and that would have that sort of energy to go along with this gritty, real, ultra-realism kind of feel.
Coffee with a friend a day keeps the blues away
At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky.”
Joe Cocker is a legendary artist of rock and blues history and yet he was one of the most humble men I've ever met, his iconic voice will forever be etched in our memories and our thoughts go out to Joe’s wife Pam and his family at this difficult time. Joe will live on in the hearts of millions of fans around the world.
We sent over 200 people through to Hollywood, and we narrowed it down, and then even further down to get to our top 48, and those 48 guys and girls we took into the House of Blues in Los Angeles to put them into a live club setting, where the band was set up, and they got up onstage and did a song each in front of the audience in that club.
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- بلوز, البلوزArabic
- ακεφιά, μπλουζGreek
- malinconia, paturnie, bluesItalian
- agnus DeiLatin
- tristeza, bluesPortuguese
- บลูส์, เพลงบลูสThai
- blues, hüzünTurkish
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