Requesting top Blues and Rock licks/tricks

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  1. 1Way

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    I'm a beginner at lead. I know a bit about the Pentatonic and blues scales, especially the first position. I would like help starting out in leadwork for Blues, and blues type Rock and Roll. I know about basic things like bends and hammer ons etc, so that is not the sort of thing I'm looking for.

    Besides learning a scant few signature leads, I know about "1" lead trick/move!

    My example
    It's a classic rock and roll trick that is quite reminiscent of Chuck Berry's style. Playing the first position starting at the nut. You pick the 3rd string on the second fret, and the 2nd string at the same time. Then you bend up the 3rd string (one step/fret) while both strings are ringing out.

    You can also just pick the 3rd string alone, then bend it up one fret's worth, then strike the 1st and 2nd open strings together. There are some variations on this theme, but this is one cool foundational classic lick trick.

    What sort of help I'm looking for
    If possible, I would prefer including guitar tab, sound files help too. Of course, video would be great, but who's got such things readily handy.

    So please either list, explain, tab, or otherwise display your top 5 lead tricks/licks.

    Thanks!

    Training resource suggestions
    Also, if you know of any excellent training resource over such things, please link or suggest away!
     
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    1Way Active Member

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    brucewayne131

    Thanks much!

    You know of any blues guitar forums?

    I have to get my computer up into shape, I can't do so much multimedia things (can't play midi files) because of the unfamiliar operating system I'm running. My computer is really hosed. So maybe a web forum will also help some until my PC gets fixed.
     
  4. Duckmeister

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    Ah man if you can look for last months Guitar Techniques magazine. It was called Real Blues, and it had the history and how to play licks from every major blues guitarist. It had fom Robert Johnson to Stevie Ray Vaughan. If you can get one of the copies from GT themselves as they come with a instruction CD and another CD that has backing tracks of the blues.

    My favorite issue so far.
     
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    How do I get it? The website I saw

    Price £4.99 (UK)

    I'm in the USA...
     
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    [size=20pt]YES!!![/size]

    I called like 4 different places, they all had the new Nov. issue, then I called one store that suggested another store that sometimes carries last months issue, and they have it. It was the last one, has the CD and they are holding it for me, it's a one hour drive one way. $13 but sounds like a great isssue!!! Thanks much for the tip!
    :coolsmiley:
     
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    Haha awesome man!! Its pretty funny i'm listening to the CD right now. Enjoy brother.
     
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    They said it just has one CD, so what is this about a second CD?
     
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    The other CD that came with it has 8 full backing tracks in the major styles of blues for you to play too. It is from Guitar-X The Guitar & Bass School. Mine came with it. It is pretty nice to have to practice all the lick you learn in the GT book. Did you get it yet?
     
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    No I didn't, I should head up north to get it in the evening, about 12 hours from now. I just got off of work at 4:15am.

    Can I order it so that I can get both CD's for the same price?

    Or is there a way for me to get it downloaded?
     
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    I don't know about ordering it separate but if you want i can rip it and send it to you via AIM
     
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    Sweet!
    Say, what does each CD look like?
    Or are they covered up in a sleeve?
    I want to see if they can find the other CD and save some hassle.
    Thanks!
     
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    Yes, just checked back with them and they have both CD's!
    :lol:
     
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    I got it, it's really cool. I especially like the backing tracks, very well done.
    :coolsmiley:
     
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    yeah it is pretty sweet. glad you could get it. i think that is one of those rare issues that you find that really stands out (the REAL BLUES heading helped a bit). other than that i haven't really seen much info on the blues in magazines. I want more haha.
     
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    I'm learning from this play-along book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/06...=283155&n=507846&s=books&v=glance

    A bunch of songs tabbed out and a CD with each song played with and without guitar lines. With Hideway, Born Under A Bad Sign, Sweet Home Chicago, and Pride and Joy all in one book you'll pick up a lot of blues vocabulary.

    The most valuable artist to look at (in my humble opinion) is Albert King - many of the blues lead guitar cliches that your ear recognizes are likely Albert King phrases.
     
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    Thanks much for the tip lazybones, I have had some good "play along" books w/CD (same product line), and that one looks like it has some awesome blues tunes!
     
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    knob-jockey is a good tune to learn.
     
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    Hi,

    Can you advice any book or cd that I can buy in or from the Netherlands? :)

    René
     
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    You wanna learn to play the blues?

    Let my ex move in with you... ;D
     

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