some good songs? (blues)

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  1. fcjc

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    hey guys well ive been playing guitar for a bit just really like songs nothing too special i decided to actually play more but whats some good songs for blues to learn

    I know the pentatonic scales and everything but whats some good songs
     
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    Pretty much anything B.B. King, SRV, or Muddy Waters will be good blues to play. B.B's are easy licks to learn. He plays pretty much the same 5 note pattern in all his stuff. Do a google on B.B. King tabs and you'll find tons of stuff.
     
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    Very good hints above from mmom and Batman...and for example Bo Diddleys "Before you accuse me"...
     
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    Anything by Albert King !
     
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    Stevie Ray Vaughan and doube trouble : Texas flood

    Great "play along" record ! There's slow blues songs, "bouncy" shuffles and of course Lenny !

    /J
     
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    [quote author=guitarweasel link=topic=5089.msg91350#msg91350 date=1141913990]
    Anything by Albert King !
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    that is a good answer..
    you get most of the SRV out of mr king too. seeing as how stevie got most of his licks from him.


    anybody ever hear the "In Session" cd they did together.
    i recomend it. ;)
     
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    Canned Heat's On the Road Again gives the opportunity to work with the blues witout being distracted by many too chords. The melody (if you can call it that) a good guitar theme as well.
     
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    Cool topic. I'm also lookin myself. I could be wrong, but seems to me that SRV can get into more advanced material, but ya can't go wrong if you can cover SRV, great stuff. I'd like to start out with something a bit easier if you will. Which reminds me, I still have to dig into that Blues you can use teaching resource. But I may have more time to do that as I'm presently/temporarily without work.

    Albert King is awesome.

    Thanks Batwing for the link suggestion.

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    fcjc, do you have a means for doing lick learner, it's where you can focus in by looping a particular guitar sample and slow down the tempo without changing pitch. I can do that with my Tascam guitar trainer or with my PC. Sometimes it's ok to just slow it down half speed while changing pitch (sounds more fluid even down to half speed), but if it's lower frequencies or too much backing music going on at the same time, it can get sorta muddy. With the GT and not changing pitch, if you go too slow, it sounds choppy/grainy/rough. Having both ways available is a very cool way to learn favorite licks.

    I find that (even free!) PC software lick learners tend to sound better than the common hardware counterparts ($150 for Tascam GT).
     
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    If you want to keep it simple, I would suggest some music from these fellows:
    John Lee Hooker, that guy could create a whole song using one chord.
    Jimmy Reed, always a crowd pleaser.
    Muddy Waters, of course!
    Howlin' Wolf, with Muddy on guitar- Killing Floor!
    George Thorogood, yea he plays a lot of covers, but they're usually pretty simple, and easy to play along with the recordings.
    Rolling Stones, some of their old Bluesy material like The Spider & The Fly or Prodigal Son.
    To name a few!
     
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    hideaway by the blues breakers.
     
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    I'd try some muddy waters, thy aren't too hard.
     
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    [quote author=tpa link=topic=5089.msg98424#msg98424 date=1144695344]
    Canned Heat's On the Road Again gives the opportunity to work with the blues witout being distracted by many too chords. The melody (if you can call it that) a good guitar theme as well.
    [/quote]

    Am I the only one that thinks the singer for Canned Heat sounds like Kermit the Frog? ;D

    Mentioned awhile back, Arc Angels and later Storyville had Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon from SRV's Double Trouble.
    Guitarists were David Grissom and David Lee Holt in Storyville, A Piece of your Soul was the best album.
    Charlie Sexton and Doyle Branhall Jr. were in Arc Angels.
    Good stuff.

    Neo
     
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    KEY TO THE HIGHWAY!

    It's been recorded by everyone, so you have mounds of licks and lines to choose from.

    Check out Clapton's version on Derek & The Dominos and the original version by Big Bill Broonzy.
     
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    KEY TO THE HIGHWAY

    Muddy's version on the LONDON SESSIONS with Rory Gallagher!
     
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