#1
So, i've been playing for 2 years and I consider myself an intermediate guitar player, and I wana learn how to play blues but I dunno from where to start from O_o. What songs do u recommend?
#2
Begin with learning the 12 bar blues and the standards in the easier keys. Make a list of 5 blues artists or 5 blues songs you want to learn and choose the lesser of the evils to build up confidence.

Between acoustic and electric blues you have lots of paths to choose from.
#3
^Great advice. Also, phrasing is key in blues
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#4
Play like you mean it. Keep it simple. Listen to bbking, srv, clapton, zztop, etc.
#5
As said before, learn how to play 12 bar blues. Knowing the sweet notes to hit in each bar is a big characteristic of the blues; unlike some genres, blazing through pentatonics doesn't sound as good.
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#6
Well you'll obviously have to listen to the music and understand what's being done to achieve that sound. That's the technique, phrasing and the like. (how they bend the strings, how they even fret certain notes and chords) A lot of people (like myself) start by listening to those old records and trying their best to replicate it. Once you get that down, your lick bag will slowly increase and you'll start creating your own style.
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A lot of people want to learn blues so theres tons of it on the internet, I learnt funk on the internet and you should check out sites like justin guitar, they're good for getting a good basis but for more advanced you may want to buy a book or dvd.


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#8
Honestly I found if you just choose one artist you really like and just learn some of the easier sings by them. Since so many blues guitarists play together as soon as you find that one you'll be branching off all into other styles and atrists. Also the whole blues solo thing all you gotta do is listen and watch videos and soon if you play around enough you startn learning phrasing just by ear. Blues is one of the easiest genres to play imo cause all it takes is a real love for the music.
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#9
Head over to the Blues and Jazz forum and have a look around.
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#10
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Play like you mean it. Keep it simple. Listen to bbking, srv, clapton, zztop, etc.


Playing with a lot of emotion is key aswell. Also listen to Peter Green.
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