Iceman 420
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Join date: Oct 2007
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#1
First off, I have auditions on the 20th, and so I would like it to be easy, but not too easy so that I kinda drift off in the middle of it. I want PURE blues, not blues-rock or anything like that, though I like Texas electric blues, I'd rather something a bit...I guess slower.

I want to get into some Mississippi Delta blues (hopefully without slide, sounds crazy, but yeah). I'm also trying my hand at my own song, but if that doesn't go through, I'd like a back up. I was originally going to do Three O' Clock Blues by B. B. King, but thought I should look at some other songs.

One last thing. I could care LESS whether the people at my high school like it, just wanna play, so as long as I can find good tabs for it, I'll be just dandy.

Thank you.
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#2
You should try Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan. that's slow and it's texas
Iceman 420
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#3
Texas Flood is one of my considerations, but I always thought that it was a bit more...advanced for me.
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rush5757
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#4
Lenny?
(This is probably more blues-rock, but I think it would be good: ) Brown Sugar by ZZ Top
ObsceneGestures
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#6
The Thrill Is Gone would be good. Not too difficult at all, either.
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TheDev01dOne
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#7
Get a good backing track to play to.. Just do any standard 12 bar blues shuffle.. Sing a verse or 2, improv a solo for 6 minutes, sing another verse and finish with a smooth outro lick.

Do Red House, or make up your own words even.
Iceman 420
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#8
That's what I'm thinking, well, except maybe a bit of a shorter solo, but I just thought I'd get something to fall back on.

Oh, and anyone know where I could find a few backing tracks?
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KonaNuNu
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#11
I live the Life I love and I Love the Life I Live by Muddy Waters.

A very cool riff repeated over and over again
ze monsta
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#12
Look at some Piedmont blues players, that's kinda similar to the delta blues, but they don't play slide generally.
Iceman 420
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#13
Thanks for all of your help everyone, I've already started working on a song and if that somehow fails, I'll stick with Three O' Clock blues.
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#15
Quote by imgooley
How bout Sweet Little Angel?

Oh Oh Oh.... do Catfish Blues!!! A classic


catfish blues!!
but it looks like you already auditioned
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Iceman 420
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#17
Well, my school having little to no organization in this talent show auditions, I had to find out they were moved to April...by a janitor. So, just means more time I can actually work on it.
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Ibanez GRX20
Fender Esquire
Keeley TS808
BBE Free Fuzz
Fulltone Clyde Deluxe
MXR Carbon Copy
Peavey Classic 50
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"There are only two types of rock guitarists: Jeff Beck and everyone else."
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#18
do catfish blues!
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