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Old 11-29-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Smile stuck in the same blues...

I've recently started to really get into playing a lot of bluesy stuff but everything I play is either in E or A. I need something new in a bad way. Are there any good blues riffs or progressions in a differny key? How would i go about learning this? Advice, resorces, tabs, anything would be more than appriciated.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:10 AM   #2
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Are there any good blues riffs or progressions in a differny key? How would i go about learning this? Advice, resorces, tabs, anything would be more than appriciated.


There are hundreds upon hundreds of blues licks and progressions. You need to listen to more blues music ,study the styles of the great players. One of the fun ways I learned was to simply pick an all-time great (Clapton, Hendrix, 3 Kings, Bloomfield, Richards, etc.) and learned as much about his style of playing as possible. Spend a week or two (or 6 months) studying this player, by doing so you learn some the licks and progressions that they regularly use AND you learn to combine different riffs and licks (B.B. King plays so and so lick this way and Clapton adds such and such). By doing this you will expand your blues playing immensely and you'll begin to hear certain licks and progressions on records. I view blues licks like magic tricks, the more you have up your sleeve the better the magician (or musician)
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:10 AM   #3
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There are hundreds upon hundreds of blues licks and progressions. You need to listen to more blues music ,study the styles of the great players. One of the fun ways I learned was to simply pick an all-time great (Clapton, Hendrix, 3 Kings, Bloomfield, Richards, etc.) and learned as much about his style of playing as possible. Spend a week or two (or 6 months) studying this player, by doing so you learn some the licks and progressions that they regularly use AND you learn to combine different riffs and licks (B.B. King plays so and so lick this way and Clapton adds such and such). By doing this you will expand your blues playing immensely and you'll begin to hear certain licks and progressions on records. I view blues licks like magic tricks, the more you have up your sleeve the better the magician (or musician)


+1. Pretty much what this guy said! You can also take a lick or riff or progression you like and transpose it yourself to a different key. You should also try to play it all over the neck in different positions/voicings with the same notes, that way you'l expand your knowledge
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:40 AM   #4
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As above, but I'd also add that you should really learn a bit bit more theory if you can't take a lick & move it into another key.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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Two words.. "Garrett Mason" hahah try and ear out some of his licks.
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