#1
hello, i dont know if this is in the right section or not but i am quite stuck right now.
From where can i get some good blues licks. I have tried several books but when playing through them i didnt like any of the licks that the book had. Its just that there is something about them that just does not feel right. What other ways are there for me to acquire some blues licks that i can generally use to improvise or make my own songs later on.
#2
Blues music.
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#3
Yeah, I'd recommend looking into some blues music. Learning some tracks from some blues players you admire?
If you're not too familiar with blues guitarists, now's the time to change that.
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#4
the latest "Total Guitar" is pretty good. It has a special on "Green Onions" by Booker T & The MGs.

It's pretty cool. Also has a few sections on phrasing techniques, which would totally help you out with your blues impro.

EDIT: this is pretty cool too
http://www.totalguitar.co.uk/page/totalguitar?entry=riff_writing_lesson_with_neil
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#6
I believe it was Zappa who said, "good musicians borrow... great musicians steal!"

as contemporary blues guitarists go (of which there are few with the level of popularity of "name recognition") I'd say look into Joe Bonomasa. Great licks and amazing tone, excellent dynamic control.

For blues-rockers, look no further than Clapton, Page, Hendrix, Beck, Allman, Perry, Slash...

...and a personal favorite, Buddy Guy. I've jacked more riffs from that guy than I know what to do with!
#7
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I believe it was Zappa who said, "good musicians borrow... great musicians steal!"

as contemporary blues guitarists go (of which there are few with the level of popularity of "name recognition") I'd say look into Joe Bonomasa. Great licks and amazing tone, excellent dynamic control.

For blues-rockers, look no further than Clapton, Page, Hendrix, Beck, Allman, Perry, Slash...

...and a personal favorite, Buddy Guy. I've jacked more riffs from that guy than I know what to do with!

Yeah, Buddy Guy is one of those absolutely endless sources of inspiration, because his career has been so long and his playing has stayed fresh throughout. I saw him live last December and he absolutely blew the roof off.
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#8
Yea i mean Blues can be seen in the blues in the more ortodox sense or in the great rock guitarists of the 60s 70s and some that were even later. GrisKy gave some great example of the best I think SRV should be noted as well.
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#9
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Blues music.

+1

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Yea i mean Blues can be seen in the blues in the more ortodox sense or in the great rock guitarists of the 60s 70s and some that were even later. GrisKy gave some great example of the best I think SRV should be noted as well.


you're absolutely right. i don't know how i left SRV off the list!