#1
Hey,

I have listened to very very little blues before. Recently I stumbled across 2 tabs. Gamblers blues version by Dave van ronk and outside woman blues by Eric Clapton.

Anyway I learned the songs & theyre now my 2 favourite songs to play!

Like I said, I havnt really listened to much blues before. Could you recommend some songs to learn in the same vein as the one I mentioned or maybe suggest a few "classics" that wouldnt be incredibly difficult?

Thanks .
#2
Do you know what the 12 bar blues structure is?
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#3
I do indeed.
I dont really know any blues songs though so I'd really just play the pattern out of a book. Would like to get exposed to some more blues music
#4
Quote by dubbeat
I do indeed.
I dont really know any blues songs though so I'd really just play the pattern out of a book. Would like to get exposed to some more blues music


Listen to some early Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton. Also, listen to some early blues-guys; Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, and Howlin Wolf.
A callous exterior isn't an uncommon way of protecting ideals; it hides the idealists from the derision of fools and cowards. But it also immobilizes them, so that, in trying to preserve their ideals, they risk losing them.
#5
Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate it. Are there any tracks by those artists that you particularly enjoy playing yourself?
#6
Quote by dubbeat
Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate it. Are there any tracks by those artists that you particularly enjoy playing yourself?


Smokestack Lightning is a pretty fun jam. It originated as an early blues song and it's been covered probably by all of those artists mentioned.
A callous exterior isn't an uncommon way of protecting ideals; it hides the idealists from the derision of fools and cowards. But it also immobilizes them, so that, in trying to preserve their ideals, they risk losing them.