saiza
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I'm looking for easy blues standards to play before improvising in the guitar. It really doesn't have to be well known like a standard. Just something like a theme. It has to be blues (or blues rock), easy, and sounds good. I've been searching in guitar TABS, but nothing... any ideas?
Anything: TABS, videos, scores...
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"Hideaway" by Freddie King
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Sweet Home Chicago..
Stormy Monday
The Things I Used To Do
Hoochie Coochie Man
My Babe
Juke
Ah'w Baby
Help Me
Blues After Hours


mm.. theres tonnes
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i would say johnny be goode is quite a good one to learn and its the type that would get people up and boogying
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Hey carmour, have you got a tab for Blues after hours, I cant find one anywhere.
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Nope, learned it by ear.. you should try. It'll be hard at first but much more beneficial than relying on tabs. It's a pretty slow song anyway without many fast runs so it should be a decent start..

check out Junior Watson's versons of it on youtube, you can also use your eyes to check out where he's playing the similar licks to help you out a bit
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i think i might try that aswell, i could do with learning to transcribe by ear, ive been trying to learn robert cray-strong persuader for ages
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Sonny Boy Williamson (II) - Bring it on Home, not necessarily a standard, but it is easy and there is a tab (if you need it, since the majority is just a blues shuffle) on UG.
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what key is blues after hours in?
the led zeppelin version of bring it on home quite good aswel

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Quote by gangsta_rick
what key is blues after hours in?
the led zeppelin version of bring it on home quite good aswel

Link
and jimmy gets extra cool points for playing his black beauty, thats the first time ive saw him play it, ive only saw pictures


Yeah, their version is cool, but in a different way. I rarely listen to it anymore, I Sonny Boy Williamson II. I love the minimalist guitar backing to his vocals and harmonica.
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Although the Pee wee craytons original recording of it is a bit flat if I remember correctly.. was probably due to it being slowed down/speeded up in the recording process..
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yeah that happend to alot of robert johnson recordings didnt it?
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hideaway
sweet home chicago
messin with the kid
stormy monday
personal manager
rollin and tumblin
dust my broom (or dust my blues)
T bone shuffle
hoochie coochie man
baby please don't go
my babe
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wouldnt say personal managers a standard, havent seen many covers if any of that song

still a great song with two awesome solos though :]
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How about 'I feel like going home' or 'I cant be satisfied' - Muddy waters. And there are a few others that sound very similar.
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wouldnt say personal managers a standard, havent seen many covers if any of that song

still a great song with two awesome solos though :]


I have seen bucket loads of covers. atleast over here in melbourne australia. All the jams I go to it is allways being played.

oh, I forgot to add "redhouse" to the list, also forgot "roadhouse blues"
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How about 'I feel like going home' or 'I cant be satisfied' - Muddy waters. And there are a few others that sound very similar.



Yeah if you know the chess blues catalogue you can pick out lots of repeating styles.. if you learn those you should be pretty good..