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saiza
02-19-2010, 05:20 PM
I'm looking for easy blues standards to play before improvising in the guitar. It really doesn't have to be well known like a standard. Just something like a theme. It has to be blues (or blues rock), easy, and sounds good. I've been searching in guitar TABS, but nothing... any ideas?
Anything: TABS, videos, scores...

guitarsftw
02-19-2010, 05:27 PM
"Hideaway" by Freddie King

carmour
02-19-2010, 10:37 PM
Sweet Home Chicago..
Stormy Monday
The Things I Used To Do
Hoochie Coochie Man
My Babe
Juke
Ah'w Baby
Help Me
Blues After Hours


mm.. theres tonnes

gangsta_rick
03-01-2010, 06:53 AM
i would say johnny be goode is quite a good one to learn and its the type that would get people up and boogying

bob56
03-02-2010, 10:10 PM
Hey carmour, have you got a tab for Blues after hours, I cant find one anywhere.

carmour
03-03-2010, 12:33 AM
Nope, learned it by ear.. you should try. It'll be hard at first but much more beneficial than relying on tabs. It's a pretty slow song anyway without many fast runs so it should be a decent start..

check out Junior Watson's versons of it on youtube, you can also use your eyes to check out where he's playing the similar licks to help you out a bit

gangsta_rick
03-03-2010, 08:32 AM
i think i might try that aswell, i could do with learning to transcribe by ear, ive been trying to learn robert cray-strong persuader for ages

Regibald
03-03-2010, 09:06 AM
Sonny Boy Williamson (II) - Bring it on Home, not necessarily a standard, but it is easy and there is a tab (if you need it, since the majority is just a blues shuffle) on UG.

gangsta_rick
03-03-2010, 09:19 AM
what key is blues after hours in?
the led zeppelin version of bring it on home quite good aswel

Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm3zUQjG5no)
and jimmy gets extra cool points for playing his black beauty, thats the first time ive saw him play it, ive only saw pictures

Regibald
03-03-2010, 11:56 AM
what key is blues after hours in?
the led zeppelin version of bring it on home quite good aswel

Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm3zUQjG5no)
and jimmy gets extra cool points for playing his black beauty, thats the first time ive saw him play it, ive only saw pictures

Yeah, their version is cool, but in a different way. I rarely listen to it anymore, I :heart: Sonny Boy Williamson II. I love the minimalist guitar backing to his vocals and harmonica.

carmour
03-03-2010, 06:23 PM
blues after hours in G

gangsta_rick
03-03-2010, 07:07 PM
thanks dude

carmour
03-04-2010, 12:15 AM
Although the Pee wee craytons original recording of it is a bit flat if I remember correctly.. was probably due to it being slowed down/speeded up in the recording process..

gangsta_rick
03-04-2010, 08:48 AM
yeah that happend to alot of robert johnson recordings didnt it?

Earthrug
03-04-2010, 10:13 AM
Bo Diddley...........Road Runner.

Zoot Allures
03-04-2010, 01:45 PM
Boom boom boom boom

catfish blues

rocknroll93
03-04-2010, 04:53 PM
hideaway
sweet home chicago
messin with the kid
stormy monday
personal manager
rollin and tumblin
dust my broom (or dust my blues)
T bone shuffle
hoochie coochie man
baby please don't go
my babe
things that I used to do

carmour
03-04-2010, 05:23 PM
wouldnt say personal managers a standard, havent seen many covers if any of that song

still a great song with two awesome solos though :]

bob56
03-04-2010, 07:50 PM
How about 'I feel like going home' or 'I cant be satisfied' - Muddy waters. And there are a few others that sound very similar.

rocknroll93
03-05-2010, 03:17 AM
wouldnt say personal managers a standard, havent seen many covers if any of that song

still a great song with two awesome solos though :]

I have seen bucket loads of covers. atleast over here in melbourne australia. All the jams I go to it is allways being played.

oh, I forgot to add "redhouse" to the list, also forgot "roadhouse blues"

carmour
03-06-2010, 11:57 PM
How about 'I feel like going home' or 'I cant be satisfied' - Muddy waters. And there are a few others that sound very similar.


Yeah if you know the chess blues catalogue you can pick out lots of repeating styles.. if you learn those you should be pretty good..