#1
Basically, I've been playing for a couple of years but I seem to be playing Guns N Roses and Metallica constantly and I'm looking to try out some new bands that are fun, but also quite challenging to play.

I would also love to play some jazz or blues, but as I don't listen to these genres a lot I don't know where to start and I think it would be cool to be able to play a little.

So can anyone give me some sugestions as to some new, fun stuff to play?

PS: I did look at the sticky but didn't really see anything to excite me.
#2
check out some john mayer's bluesy stuff: check out the albums try and where the light is
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#3
If you want to start getting into some blues, i suggest Eric Clapton. Also, you might want to check into Stevie Ray Vaughan. Beware though, SRV is a far cry from GNR and Metallica, so it will take some practice to get it down.


Edit: *@guy above me* John Mayer is an excellent choice as well
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#4
Yea I like the idea of playing some John Mayer, any specific song that is particularly fun to play?
#5
check out these:
slow dancing in burning room
belief
gravity
good love is on the way

the versions from "where the light is" (his latest live album) are really amazing as well
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Gibson Les Paul Standard
Fender American Strat
Taylor 214ce
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier (about to be Voodoo Modded)
Keeley TS-808
Boss GT-10 Processor
Boss RC-20xl
#6
Quote by rocknskate4
check out these:
slow dancing in burning room
belief
gravity
good love is on the way

the versions from "where the light is" (his latest live album) are really amazing as well


Can't believe you forgot "Who Did You Think I Was?". That song is rockin.

Blues
Hendrix
Clapton
SRV
Robert Johnson
BB King
Buddy Guy
ZZ Top
Howling Wolf
Muddy Waters

Jazz
Duke Ellington
Miles Davis
John Coltrane
Kenny Burrel
Robben Ford (He's actually a mixture of Blues and Jazz)
Wes Montgomery
Chet Atkins (To a degree)
Django Reinhardt

Learn some Jazz standards. There are also a few Blues standards. Have you thought about learning some of the earlier Elvis stuff? I forgot the guitarist's name, but he had a real bluesy sound and playing style, but it was mixed with some rockabilly. There is also Fusion, such as Shawn Lane, Allan Holdsworth, Eric Johnson. EJ has a few Bluesy and Jazzy songs, along with Country and rock.
Last edited by FallsDownStairs at Nov 13, 2009,
#7
Quote by FallsDownStairs
Can't believe you forgot "Who Did You Think I Was?". That song is rockin.

Blues
Hendrix
Clapton
SRV
Robert Johnson
BB King
Buddy Guy
ZZ Top
Howling Wolf
Muddy Waters

Jazz
Duke Ellington
Miles Davis
John Coltrane
Kenny Burrel
Robben Ford (He's actually a mixture of Blues and Jazz)
Wes Montgomery
Chet Atkins (To a degree)
Django Reinhardt

Learn some Jazz standards. There are also a few Blues standards. Have you thought about learning some of the earlier Elvis stuff? I forgot the guitarist's name, but he had a real bluesy sound and playing style, but it was mixed with some rockabilly. There is also Fusion, such as Shawn Lane, Allan Holdsworth, Eric Johnson. EJ has a few Bluesy and Jazzy songs, along with Country and rock.


ahh, right, im sorry!
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Gibson Les Paul Standard
Fender American Strat
Taylor 214ce
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier (about to be Voodoo Modded)
Keeley TS-808
Boss GT-10 Processor
Boss RC-20xl
#8
Can you give me a specific Clapton or Hendrix song? I'm only really looking for something that's fun to play and sounds kinda cool

Thnx for the responses btw
#9
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Can you give me a specific Clapton or Hendrix song? I'm only really looking for something that's fun to play and sounds kinda cool

Thnx for the responses btw



There is Layla and its really popular and so is wonderful tonight.
uhhh i shot the sheriff
cocaine

Hendrix
foxey Lady
purple haze
wind cries mary
if 6 was 9
all along the watchtower (bob dylan)
castle made of sand
and hey joe are all really REALLY good
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#10
Quote by Tubes_269
Can you give me a specific Clapton or Hendrix song? I'm only really looking for something that's fun to play and sounds kinda cool

Thnx for the responses btw


Clapton
Crossroads
Steppin' Out
Wonderful Tonight
Layla
Rollin' and Tumblin'
White Room
Strange Brew
Sunshine Of Your Love
Outside Woman Blues
Sittin On Top Of The World (Their cover of the Howlin Wolf song)
Spoonful
Tears in Heaven

Hendrix
Foxey Lady
Purple Haze
Hey Joe
I Don't Live Today
Love or Confusion
Them Changes
Power of Love
Who Knows?
Castles Made of Sand
Little Wing
Voodoo Child(Slight Return)
Voodoo Child
Manic Depression
Bold as Love
Wait Till Tomorrow
Red House
Message of Love
Wind Cries Mary

etc. I don't think Hendrix hasn't made a song that isn't incredibly fun to play. Just really start looking into him.
#12
Definitely try some Vaughan, BB King, Mayer, Clapton, all the greats. And remember there are large diiferences in any Blues player. Everyone develops their own style, even while emulating others.