#1
Hey there!

I started playing guitar like a year ago and I know some stuff but I'm really into jazz and some blues.

I think that I should learn blues first.

Can I get some tips on where to start and how to be good at it?

Any good books or free online lessons sites....

Anything, I just need as much help I can get

Thank you!!
#3
I recently started as well. Depending on what artists you like (I like mostly the guys from the 20's - 40's. I recommend the lessons by John Miller, Tom Feldmann (for slide), And jim Bruce. They helped me improve alot.
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Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
#5
What is your favourite blues scheme? I'm not that much into Blues, but maybe you can help me with improving. I usually use I I I I IV IV I I V IV I V, which should be the most common one. Are there any "better" ones out there?
#6
I suggest you learn the 12 bar blues, and in all keys. Then some minor pentatonic scales, and pretty soon you will be you will be jammin with the pro's , now your hav'in fun. Cheers
#7
Note that the "old guys" were not known for their strict adherence to forms. Often, they played solo, and felt free to do what they wanted. This caused a bit of adjustment when they began to go up to Memphis and Chicago and started recording with trained musicians...

There's a story told by one jazz player who got a chance to sit in with a prominent blues artist. (Sorry, don't recall the names) After the first tune, he asked the blues guy.... "Uh, the blues is supposed to be 12 bars, and I think you went to 13."
The old blues guy said, "12 bars? Who told you that?"