#1
Does anyone know any good blues songs I should look up to play? Preferably nothing with finger picking, as I'm not very good at that yet.
#2
Anything by Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Try Pride and Joy, Cold Shot, Texas Flood..etc they're hard, but fun.
#3
eric clapton? layla, tears in heaven, change the world, blue eyes blue...
i cannot play them tho
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#5
neither is blue eyes blue
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#6
Quote by Mongoose87
Tears in Heaven and Change the world aren't really blues...

I haven't heard them, but knowing clapton they're probably blues rock.

Anyway, check out Red House by Jimi Hendrix as well.
#7
forget clapton he sucks ass try people like johnny winter, bb king, albert collins, robert johnson or rory gallagher theres heaps more just look around
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#8
Oh My God You Piece Of Worthless ****. Eric Clapton Does Not Suck Ass, Just Die! Right Now!
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#9
the only thing clapton did was hit on the blues rock revolution in the 60s with the rest of cream, but never did half as well a led zep. granted claptons a decent enough player but he has no originality or style of his own.
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#10
Hhmmm......right, ok, cos everyone hates Eric Clapton now? Well is there anything wrong from drawing inspiration. He is a good guitarist and it's not hard to recognise his playing style. I think that shows some originality don't you?
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#11
of course there nothing wrong with drawing inspirstion from others, thats how music evolves, i just dont think he ever made his own style of blues like true originals srv, rory gallagher and hendrix, he just sounds like any blues player who pioneered the style the exception being he hasnt come up with anything new thats really pushed the evolution, certinatly not since cream anyway.
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#13
I've not yet heard a bad blues song, though I've heard good blues done badly
#14
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Here's a GREAT Blues song:

I - IV - V

Best ever! Pretty much describes 90% of all the others too....

LOL, it is true though.

To threadstarter, Crossroads is always a classic.
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#15
purple haze...if its blues...but w/e its a cool song anyway
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#16
I cant quit you- Led Zeppelin, Since I've Been Loving You- Led Zeppelin, and of course if your looking for Hard Blues, How Bout Rock and Roll, by Zeppelin, sorry but Jimmy was a guitar player like you and i that took chicago blues and added a heavy dark side to it that kicked ass
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#17
Hendrix, Little Wing its all barre chords, Blackfoot-Highway Song, Johhny Winter, Life by the Drop by SRV is great, black dog by zeppelin is a great blues riff, just get some pentonic scales memorize them and add bends and trills
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#18
stop wasting your time reading this thread and just type stevie ray vaughan into tab search.

then look at every song except rude mood and scuttle buttin cos u really have no hope in hell of playing either making it sound decent.

mary had a little lamb, texas flood, pride and joy etc.

jsut do it already.
#20
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stop wasting your time reading this thread and just type stevie ray vaughan into tab search.

then look at every song except rude mood and scuttle buttin cos u really have no hope in hell of playing either making it sound decent.

mary had a little lamb, texas flood, pride and joy etc.

jsut do it already.



LOL i've been playing off and on for about 8 years now and just recently have gained a little ground with scuttle buttin... can play part of it at about 80% speed atm and i'm lucky if i gain what i feel is about 1% per day.

edit: it truely feels like my hands are spasiming out when i play it.
#21
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try Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker.


isnt that the song that he managed to get away with rhymin boom boom with, erm boom boom, true legend of the blues

and to settle the above argument

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