killsPEACHES
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Join date: Jul 2007
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#1
I have been getting into blues lately and want to know if anyone can recommend me some songs to learn, preferably on acoustic. I like slow, easy goin , laid back bluesy tunes. Slide songs are welcome also.

Lead Ninja
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Join date: Oct 2006
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#2
EC's Layla is a fairly laid back, fun song to play on acoustic (the acoustic version of course, not the Derek and the Dominoes version). Come on in My Kitchen by Robert Johnson is a slide track that is also relatively laid back.
imgooley
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#3
Dark was the Night (Cold was the Ground) is my favorite slide song of all time. You should play that.
MrBlues
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#4
Life by the Drop - SRV, if you want a generic slow 12 bar blues
Feelin the Blues


"The Blues are a simple music and I'm a simple man. But the Blues aren't a science, the Blues can't be broken down like a mathematics. The Blues are a mystery, and mysteries are never as simple as they look" - BB King
imgooley
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#5
Quote by MrBlues
Life by the Drop - SRV, if you want a generic slow 12 bar blues

I think that's a quick change song, in 4/4, if I'm not mistaken. Slow blues is generally written in 12/8.
MrBlues
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#6
Quote by imgooley
I think that's a quick change song, in 4/4, if I'm not mistaken. Slow blues is generally written in 12/8.



Damn it, you are right... now i look lke an idiot, I thought it was slowish but i guess not as much as others, but the 12/8 things right. thanks for the correction
Feelin the Blues


"The Blues are a simple music and I'm a simple man. But the Blues aren't a science, the Blues can't be broken down like a mathematics. The Blues are a mystery, and mysteries are never as simple as they look" - BB King
strawforest007
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Join date: Mar 2008
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#7
'Without You' by Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac is a superb 12 bar slow blues. Fun to play!
TedE
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Join date: May 2008
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#9
dude. Bring Me My Shotgun by Lightnin' Hopkins real blues. nice and slow.

and really just get any lightnin' hopkins! the album "mojo hand" 16,001 thumbs up!