guitarwhizkid94
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Join date: Jul 2009
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#1
Well, not really.
I've been playing the blues for just about a year now, and using ug.com for the same amount of time.
Just decided to sign up yesterday though...
I just wanted to give a shout-out to all the fellow bluesmen out there, and was wondering if anyone had any soloing tips/tricks/licks that i could use to further my soloing.
Any help appreciated!
And please, keep the licks at least slightly complicated. I am quite advanced for a one-year player (or so my guitar teacher/blues musician tells me) and I'm already past all the simple
e|-----------------8b10----6------|
B|----8-----8----------------------8|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
cliche licks from all the signature artists.
Thanks!
deahhizooke
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#3
If you know the scales though (at least the simple blues scale) then turn on some of your favorite blues, nothing with too many breaks or pattern changes and play along. Thats how most people adapt their own style and take influences from other artists. It forces you to pick up on their rhythms to affect your solo and place emphasis on the notes in order to phrase it with the feeling of the song.
Then pick up some tabs and learn some of the solos from the songs you like so u can pick up more licks
urik
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#4
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That's some great advice. Jamming is the best way to improve yourself in the blues.
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guitarwhizkid94
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#5
Quote by deahhizooke
If you know the scales though (at least the simple blues scale) then turn on some of your favorite blues, nothing with too many breaks or pattern changes and play along. Thats how most people adapt their own style and take influences from other artists. It forces you to pick up on their rhythms to affect your solo and place emphasis on the notes in order to phrase it with the feeling of the song.
Then pick up some tabs and learn some of the solos from the songs you like so u can pick up more licks

That's what i've heard. I have a TiVo copy of Eric Clapton's 2007 Crossroads festival and i've been imitating what i hear on that then trying to solo over the songs.
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EDIT: and thanks for the link!
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Last edited by guitarwhizkid94 at Aug 9, 2009,
Jimmy94
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#6
descending or ascending triplets are always fun, not just for blues but just about any genre


e|-8--5---5----
B|------8---8--5--8--5
G|---------------------7
D|
A|
E|


etc. down the scale
guitarwhizkid94
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#7
^^^^ love using those
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Quote by Roc8995

Vintage: Blackface Super. God, I wish I could afford one of those.

You and me both. Want to go rob Derek Trucks?

Gear:
Squier Affinity Stratocaster (don't knock it till ya try it! )
Fender G-DEC 15
Boss DS-1
carmour
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#8
Quote by guitarwhizkid94
Well, not really.
I've been playing the blues for just about a year now, and using ug.com for the same amount of time.
Just decided to sign up yesterday though...
I just wanted to give a shout-out to all the fellow bluesmen out there, and was wondering if anyone had any soloing tips/tricks/licks that i could use to further my soloing.
Any help appreciated!
And please, keep the licks at least slightly complicated. I am quite advanced for a one-year player (or so my guitar teacher/blues musician tells me) and I'm already past all the simple
e|-----------------8b10----6------|
B|----8-----8----------------------8|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
cliche licks from all the signature artists.
Thanks!


put some recordings up so we can assess whether you are actually past all the simple licks from ALL the signature artists

wtf


you know all the classic T-bone licks? all the B.B. Licks with good execution/timing/tone and you know where and when to use them? Buddy Guy? Muddy Waters? Hubert Sumlin, Albert King? thats a pretty big claim ;P

you might be able to psychically play them, but making them sound fine is a whole other thing
guitarwhizkid94
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#9
i'll put some recordings up when i've got a chance, which won't be for awhile. im reaaaaaaaaaaly busy these next two weeks then school starts up.
i see what you mean though, and i kinda meant that the wrong way. thinkin about it, most of the good licks ARE simple, and "all the signature artists" was kinda a slip of the tongue. most people, and certainly not me, can claim to know ALL the licks from ALL the artists. i see where ur coming from though. my bad!
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Quote by Roc8995

Vintage: Blackface Super. God, I wish I could afford one of those.

You and me both. Want to go rob Derek Trucks?

Gear:
Squier Affinity Stratocaster (don't knock it till ya try it! )
Fender G-DEC 15
Boss DS-1
cornmancer
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#10
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put some recordings up so we can assess whether you are actually past all the simple licks from ALL the signature artists

wtf


you know all the classic T-bone licks? all the B.B. Licks with good execution/timing/tone and you know where and when to use them? Buddy Guy? Muddy Waters? Hubert Sumlin, Albert King? thats a pretty big claim ;P

you might be able to psychically play them, but making them sound fine is a whole other thing

Your being a little overly critical but you have a point. Do you really know and FEEL all those licks you play, I'm lacking in the actual licks department but because I feel my way through them I'm good for now.
carmour
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#11
I'm just saying that because I've been playing blues for quite a bit longer than him and i'm still learning and perfecting signature licks, it's an ongoing thing, and is even harder to get right when you're playing live ;P

most important thing for blues is not the licks you play but how you play them
guitarwhizkid94
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#12
^^ exactly. it doesnt matter if you know all the licks in the world if you can't incorporate them into your soloing. incorporating them is something i do whenever i jam to any songs/backing tracks or with my guitar teacher. but at the same time, i'm always lookin for new licks to know so that i work them into my solos as well. like you said, its an ongoing thing.
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Quote by Roc8995

Vintage: Blackface Super. God, I wish I could afford one of those.

You and me both. Want to go rob Derek Trucks?

Gear:
Squier Affinity Stratocaster (don't knock it till ya try it! )
Fender G-DEC 15
Boss DS-1