#1
I've been listening to lots of artists like Derek Trucks, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan lately, and I was wondering if there were easy guitar-oriented blues songs to learn by them...any suggestions?

I'm just starting out in the blues genre (taking a little break from learning Metal and Hardcore/Metalcore) so any help would be appreciated!
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#2
hmmm give 'Bring it on Home' by Led Zeppelin a try... it starts and ends bluesy and rocks the **** in the middle.
#3
Um, Pride and joy? Not a very complicated song.
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#4
Any BB King song is easy to play, and good blues. Look at "Thrill is Gone" and "Stormy Monday Blues." Also Clapton plays very back-to-basics blues.

I wouldn't try and learn the genre in its later iterations, like Zeppelin and Mayer. Get the basics down first before you tackle the evolutions of blues music.
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#5
Just learn the progression, the rest is just different riffs.

| I | x 4
| IV | x2
| I | x2
| V | IV | I | V |

that's the famous 12 bars.
#6
The Jack by AC/DC. Good example of both blues rhythm and soloing.
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#7
Scuttlebuttin


lol just kidding, ( thought its not actually that bad, takes a while)

try playing boom boom, maybe a bit slower than John Lee Hooker plays it, but its a nice lil slide run etc.
#8
If you've got your chops down playing metal, then the blues shouldn't be too hard to get to grips with due to more traditional scale styles and chord progressions. This isn't to say the blues is easier to play however, as there is a lot of technique involved.

"Mannish Boy/ I'm a Man" by Muddy Waters is a good blues to begin with. So is something like "Outside Woman Blues" by someone I can't remeber, but Cream done a very faithful reproduction of the song albeit electrically. These give you a good groundwork for a couple of distinct blues styles. If you have an acoustic guitar then you should try some acoustic blues a la Robert Johnson, Skip James or Son House.
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If you've got your chops down playing metal, then the blues shouldn't be too hard to get to grips with due to more traditional scale styles and chord progressions. This isn't to say the blues is easier to play however, as there is a lot of technique involved.

"Mannish Boy/ I'm a Man" by Muddy Waters is a good blues to begin with. So is something like "Outside Woman Blues" by someone I can't remeber, but Cream done a very faithful reproduction of the song albeit electrically. These give you a good groundwork for a couple of distinct blues styles. If you have an acoustic guitar then you should try some acoustic blues a la Robert Johnson, Skip James or Son House.


I was thinking of trying to learn Cream's cover of Crossroads, since it's a trademark blues song...does Got My Mojo Workin' by Muddy Waters have a guitar part?
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#10
sunshine of your love isn't too hard, but improvise the solo

couple of hendrix's songs aren#t too hard, hey joe maybe?

all your love from the bluesbreakers album isn't too hard, that was the first one i learnt
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sunshine of your love isn't too hard, but improvise the solo


I've already learned that one, I just haven't tried the solo yet...sounds easy enough to improv over though.

I've also started learning Layla by Derek and the Dominoes. Clapton was one of the few guitarists that weren't metal or heavy that got me into guitar playing
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#12
Stormey Monday

It's a typical 12 bar but if you do it right with upper extension voicing with 9ths and 13ths insted of old g7s and c7s you will find a whole new sound
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