#1
Hey all. So I'm very new to guitar - I've been playing about a month now just trying to learn scales/chords from youtube/tabs and the like.

I'm looking to get into blues (specifically in the style of hendrix, SRV, allman brothers, ellmore james etc) and was wondering if anyone here could recommend a good beginner blues song or two as a starting point for a rookie such as myself. Thanks much in advance.

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#2
pride and joy - Stevie ray vaughan
purple haze - jimi hendrix


do you want to also learn to play slide? if so listen to rollin and tumblin - muddy waters although I prefer the johnny winter version.
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pride and joy - Stevie ray vaughan
purple haze - jimi hendrix


do you want to also learn to play slide? if so listen to rollin and tumblin - muddy waters although I prefer the johnny winter version.


heh again I've only been playing for a month now so I'm sure if I'm quite at the level where i can be rattling off SRV...

is there a less terrifying starting point for the blues, or do you have to jump right in?
#4
first learn some easy blues licks. go youtube and find some lessons on playing blues.
here is a good one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcOempNj6_g
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#5
Pick up a copy of "Blues you can use" by John Ganapes. Probably the ultimate teach yourself blues book going. You'll be bashing out pretty nifty blues tunes with slides and bends in no time.

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#6
Learn the A minor pentatonic scale and play with it over a YouTube backing track
#9
Like someone above me said, Sunshine of Your Love by Cream is a great song to learn for a beginner. The riff is easy and the chords are essential practise. I'd also suggest:

Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man
Leadbelly - When Did You Sleep Last Night?
SRV - Life by the Drop

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