Author Archives: Regan Wardensky

How did Blues Influence Rock and Roll?

When we think of rock and roll, we think electric guitars, amplified sounds, and intricate styles of play, but what if I were to tell you rock and roll would not have existed without simple 12-bar forms, antiphonic textures, or … Continue reading

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What is Blues?

In his documentary, Give My Poor Heart Ease: Mississippi Delta Bluesmen, William Ferris presents multiple experiences that occurred as a result of blues music. The short film touches on a variety of narrations concerning blues. These narrations create a perspective … Continue reading

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What is Music?

Music is a language. Music creates feelings and expresses emotions with each¬†word or sound. Cultures thrive and form identities through music. Though all music is not the same, we as people can understand the message being portrayed ¬†even without knowing … Continue reading

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