Monthly Archives: June 2014

“First There Is A Mountain. . . “: The Allman Brothers and Structured Extended Improvisation

My last post discussed The Allman Brothers Band and their use of arrangement ideas in their Blues songs. This time I would like to talk Allmans and their use of arrangement in their extended improvisations and in particular the song

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“Okay, the Allman Brothers Band”: The Allman Brothers, Song Arrangement and the Blues

Those words start one of the records that changed my life. I’m referring to The Allman Brothers/At Fillmore East. I remember hearing it during the summer of 1971. I was 13 years old and was with my family at a

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Posted in Blues, Music Appreciation and Analysis

“Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself. . . “: Welcome To My Blog

Welcome to my website. I’m a Music Nerd/Guitar Geek. I’ve also been a semi-professional musician for over 30 years as a bassist and guitarist. I am now concentrating on an instrument called the Chapman Stick Guitar (go to the Chapman

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