#1
My uncle wants me to learn blues/old school stuff, so what can I learn that is blues or "old school"
#2
learn any BB King, Albert King, or Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Try tunes like Crossfire (srv), The Blues is Alright (albert king), Lucille (BB King), Born Under A Bad Sign (by Hendrix)
#3
Your uncle is a wise man.

Almost all blues songs follow the same basic format which is the 1-4-5 progression. So if your playing an E blues, the chords will almost always be E, A, and B. If your playing a C blues, it will be C, F, and G. With the blues, the minor pentatonic scale is your best friend, sounds great over any sort of bluesy/rock tune.

Here are some artists/songs that you may want to look into:

The Allman Brothers (Statesboro Blues, Whipping Post, Blue Sky)
Taj Mahal (Señor Blues, Corinna)
Grateful Dead (Truckin', New Speedway Boogie)
Jimi Hendrix (Red House, Purple Haze, Stone Free, Easy Rider)
BB King (Confessin' The Blues, Cryin' Won't Help You)
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Last edited by highwaysalmon at Aug 31, 2009,
#4
And if you want to learn some newer stuff, Check out Kenny Wayne Shepard, Joe Bonamassa, and some John Mayer too. The Black Crowes have some great bluesy tunes.
#6
Quote by nickdohle
And if you want to learn some newer stuff, Check out Kenny Wayne Shepard, Joe Bonamassa, and some John Mayer too. The Black Crowes have some great bluesy tunes.


Jimmy page is the black crowes guitarist right?

The stairway to heaven solo is all blues.

Voodoo Child (slight return), Texas flood, pride and joy
#7
Quote by Hendrallica
Jimmy page is the black crowes guitarist right?

The stairway to heaven solo is all blues.

Voodoo Child (slight return), Texas flood, pride and joy



Oh wow. you just failed.
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#8
Quote by Hendrallica
Jimmy page is the black crowes guitarist right?

The stairway to heaven solo is all blues.

Voodoo Child (slight return), Texas flood, pride and joy


No, but they did do a whole tour together. Theres a whole live cd to check out. It was amazing. They have two guitarist, then Jimmy joined on that tour and they played black crowes, and Zeppelin.
#9
I all I've seen is that tour ....why did you say I fail? If it's for the jimmy page thing rhen yeah haha but the song selection is some of the best blues out there
#10
Quote by Hendrallica
I all I've seen is that tour ....why did you say I fail? If it's for the jimmy page thing rhen yeah haha but the song selection is some of the best blues out there



yeah, sorry man, the songs are good

just the other thing you said.

cheers
Gear:

Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany

Epiphone Les Paul Goldtop with Seymour Duncan Alnico II's

Seagull 25th anniversary Mahogany Edition

Crate GT65

Digitech Metal Master

Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah
#11
Boom Boom- John Lee Hooker
Anything from the Three Kings (BB, Freddie and Albert)
Mississippi Queen- Mountain (easy as Hell)
#13
These aren't the purest blues players, but have some great tunes that are a lot of fun to learn and play...

Some Clapton...

-Hideaway (Bluesbreakers)
-Double Crossing Time (Bluesbreakers)
-Steppin' Out (Bluesbreakers)
-Crossroads (Cream)

Some Greenie...
-Green Manalishi
-Black Magic Woman
-Rattlesnake Shake
-World Keep on Turning

Some Bloomfield...
-Stop (Supersession)
-Albert's Shuffle (Supersession)

Those are some good places to start, Bloomfield and early Clapton are probably closest to blues in the traditional sense. I really like the Bloomfield's "Super Session" album with Al Kooper, his playing is very much like Jimmy Page in style.
Last edited by al112987 at Sep 1, 2009,
#14
ZZ Top- Blue Jeans Blues, check it out, awesome to play along to
#16
Quote by al112987
These aren't the purest blues players, but have some great tunes that are a lot of fun to learn and play...

Some Clapton...

-Hideaway (Bluesbreakers)
-Double Crossing Time (Bluesbreakers)
-Steppin' Out (Bluesbreakers)
-Crossroads (Cream)

Some Greenie...
-Green Manalishi
-Black Magic Woman
-Rattlesnake Shake
-World Keep on Turning

Some Bloomfield...
-Stop (Supersession)
-Albert's Shuffle (Supersession)

Those are some good places to start, Bloomfield and early Clapton are probably closest to blues in the traditional sense. I really like the Bloomfield's "Super Session" album with Al Kooper, his playing is very much like Jimmy Page in style.


As long as you mentioned some of the better guitarists amongst the 1960's Blues-rock movement, why'd you miss Rory Gallagher and Jeff Beck?
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