#1
yah i wanted to expand my guitar abilities to playing other genres.i was always a metal guy but i wanted to take a turn at blues and was wondering what blues songs should i know or start with.something pleasing to the ears would be nice :p.
#3
If you're into metal, start with the rockier end of things and gradually move to the more traditional blues.

Start with:
ZZ Top - Tush, La Grange, Sharp Dressed Man
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy, Couldn't stand the weather, Crossfire, Rude Mood
Kenny Wayne Shepherd band - Somehow somewhere someway
Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways
George Thorogood - Bad to the Bone
#5
Ok you've got about 40 years of American blues to listen to. Absolute musts are Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters BB King but there are hundreds of blues guitarists.

Then work your way through the British blues scene of the sixties and early seventies, just about all rock and pop stems from the dicovery of black blues by bands like the Beatles and Stones. Most of the early guitarists played with John Mayall so look up Peter Green Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.(Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Yardbirds, Led Zepp)

One album I particularly like is Muddy Water Blues by Paul Rogers (ex Free) which is a tribute to Muddy Watersand features guitar guest spots by a lot of top musicians.

This is too big a question.
#7
I'd say if you're into metal, start off with Satriani. It's awesome guitar work and a lot of his stuff is blues based.

EDIT: Then go into the more bluesy blues. BB King comes to mind.
#8
I can't beleve no one ever inclues albert king!!!!!....grab the album "king of the blues guitar" he was amazing

I was heavy into blues when I started and still love it,but I always figured its better to do to the source when learning stuff...

instead of starting with srv start with his biggest influence albert king,or instead of hendrix try old buddy guy. Same with clapton,try freddie king....learn what they learned when they had the blues bug like you do now...

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#11
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Learn dis

E, A, Open, E

Now you can play the blues


I'm guessing your using a 7 string guitar or that doesn't make any sense

And there's a lot more to the blues than that bro....

In my opinion learning how to play some blues effectivly is kinda a prerequist to being a complete guitarist...every "legendary" guitarist if that's what you want to call them has played some killer blues....vai,satch,yngwie,EVH,page,eric johnson....whew the list goes on but they all can do other things but have all showed their appriciation for the blues by doing some tracks on records and live
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#12
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1119290

youtube artists until you find something you like.

Freddie King - Going Down
or a nice, simpler shuffle type http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nNYD2LYYbQ&feature=related

the whitest guy with the most soul, mr. johnny winter silver train

sean costello http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWZoX7Vszq0

Robert cray (just ignore john mayer's bull at the beginning) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h53va2AIuYU

Marc Ford http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_jfYxednpU

Gov't Mule / back door slam (check both out) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHrj4-c57ho

Joe Bonamassa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_3TkbS6C5s

John Lee Hooker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHWujXubNM&feature=related

Anyway, key to the highway, groaning the blues, blues power, born under a bad sign, goin' down, stormy monday, smokestack lightning, statesboro blues are all pretty popular at blues jams
#13
Check out stuff by doyle bramhall 2...he's is AWESOME!!!!!!!

Btw nice call with Marc Ford....he has excellent tone
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#14
Try Starting from the kind of stuff that you're at now and going back through the infulences until you get to blues. I'd say that most modern music can get you back to the blues eventually.

Lets say you like Paul Gilbert
You can go Gilbert -> Jimmy Page -> old blues or Gilbert -> Van Halen -> Eric Clapton -> old blues. I'm sure there's lots of other ways.
#15
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Learn dis

E, A, Open, E

Now you can play the blues

I love playing that when i'm high.
I'll sing about stuff around me even though i'm not much of a singer.
I find it very fun.
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#16
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If you're into metal, start with the rockier end of things and gradually move to the more traditional blues.

Start with:
ZZ Top - Tush, La Grange, Sharp Dressed Man
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy, Couldn't stand the weather, Crossfire, Rude Mood
Kenny Wayne Shepherd band - Somehow somewhere someway
Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways
George Thorogood - Bad to the Bone


I'd say this

always check out Gary MOore's Still Got The Blues.