#1
Before I continue playing blues-rock,I would like to know the Pit's opinion on it;like has it been beaten to death to many times. I would like to know where to take my next step in my playing.

I don't want to post this in the bands forum,because they are all fans of the genre,and I need everybodies opinion.
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#2
You play whatever the hell you want.

Ignore what anyone else says(I mean, you know, except me).
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#4
the blues is so overrated. so many people i know use "feeling" and the "the blues" as an excuse for not learning how to break out of their box.

plus, it's really trendy at the moment; you'll stand out by avoiding it.
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#5
No, I just want to know everyones opinion,as I was thinking of branching out more before I become 1 demionsional.
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#6
make it your own, and it wont matter what you play. if you have fun, people can tell and hear your enjoying your music, and they can enjoy it with you.
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the blues is so overrated. so many people i know use "feeling" and the "the blues" as an excuse for not learning how to break out of their box.

plus, it's really trendy at the moment; you'll stand out by avoiding it.


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the blues is so overrated. so many people i know use "feeling" and the "the blues" as an excuse for not learning how to break out of their box.

plus, it's really trendy at the moment; you'll stand out by avoiding it.
And if you enjoy playing it?
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#11
Just try and take it new directions. We have enough blues rock. We could do with more, but you should try and take the genre in a new direction.
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#12
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the blues is so overrated. so many people i know use "feeling" and the "the blues" as an excuse for not learning how to break out of their box.

plus, it's really trendy at the moment; you'll stand out by avoiding it.


If anything is trendy, it's metal. Everyone and their dog (literally) has a metal band now.
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You play whatever the hell you want.

Ignore what anyone else says(I mean, you know, except me).

basically what he said accept replace his me with you
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#15
Play what you want. I like blues. Its fun to play.
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basically what he said accept replace his me with you
I meant as in listening to that one and only response <_<.

If everyone listened to me, we would have some problems.
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If anything is trendy, it's metal. Everyone and their dog (literally) has a metal band now.


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#18
Quote by Lin
the blues is so overrated. so many people i know use "feeling" and the "the blues" as an excuse for not learning how to break out of their box.

plus, it's really trendy at the moment; you'll stand out by avoiding it.


that is extremely ignorant. just because someone would rather focus on melody instead of how many notes per second they can play, it is overrated? and blues rock is trendy? name one person/band that plays it currently and has not been around for decades
#20
Listen to some jazz and fusion, and apply what you learn to your blues playing. Makes blues lines a hell of a lot more interesting.


....Barring that, however, I second the "play f*cking stoner rock" motion. Because if you can't play blues, play blues for a red sun.
#21
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lol... i actually wrote a hip hop/funk song with a bass line very similar to that for my band. but its on the A string and has open A's thrown between some of the 5's and 7's.... funny cause i did it as a joke and it kinda is a crowd pleaser.
#22
don't play the blues or blues rock period. the blues is the most overrated genre EVER and is not even challenging to play. you'll end up being stuck in the pentatonic rut like most guitarists. play whatever feels right to you, but challenge yourself! don't make the same mistake that I did. I started playing blues and pentatonic **** all the time and I was stuck in the pentatonic box rut for the longest time. Now when I write a guitar solo, I go out of my way not to play in the box and play through different scales and modes. trust me, being stuck in the pentatonic box rut sucks.
#23
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don't play the blues or blues rock period. the blues is the most overrated genre EVER and is not even challenging to play. you'll end up being stuck in the pentatonic rut like most guitarists. play whatever feels right to you, but challenge yourself! don't make the same mistake that I did. I started playing blues and pentatonic **** all the time and I was stuck in the pentatonic box rut for the longest time. Now when I write a guitar solo, I go out of my way not to play in the box and play through different scales and modes. trust me, being stuck in the pentatonic box rut sucks.


really?what should I try that's not shred?
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#24
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really?what should I try that's not shred?

why don't you try some jazz?
#25
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why don't you try some jazz?


Wheres a good place to start,like a good artist?
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#26
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don't play the blues or blues rock period. the blues is the most overrated genre EVER and is not even challenging to play. you'll end up being stuck in the pentatonic rut like most guitarists. play whatever feels right to you, but challenge yourself! don't make the same mistake that I did. I started playing blues and pentatonic **** all the time and I was stuck in the pentatonic box rut for the longest time. Now when I write a guitar solo, I go out of my way not to play in the box and play through different scales and modes. trust me, being stuck in the pentatonic box rut sucks.

There's more to blues than pentatonic scales, you're just apparently not smart enought to know that. I still vote you just play what you want and don't bother with labelling it.
#27
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don't play the blues or blues rock period. the blues is the most overrated genre EVER and is not even challenging to play. you'll end up being stuck in the pentatonic rut like most guitarists. play whatever feels right to you, but challenge yourself! don't make the same mistake that I did. I started playing blues and pentatonic **** all the time and I was stuck in the pentatonic box rut for the longest time. Now when I write a guitar solo, I go out of my way not to play in the box and play through different scales and modes. trust me, being stuck in the pentatonic box rut sucks.


if you dont **** your guitar while doing it. you can jump all over the neck and not get suck "in the box". just cause it isnt as challenging to play as shred, dosnt mean its any worse. it takes more than technical playing to play good. simple is better alot of the time. close your eyes and get stoned/drunk/whathaveyou and see what noise you can make from a pentatonic. i bet it will get you laid.
#28
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Wheres a good place to start,like a good artist?

miles davis, herbie handcock, soullive(for newer jazz), type those into youtube and just follow similar videos. some of it can seem as though it drags out, but if you like jazz, you'll love long improv over simple riffs and beats. jazz is about feel... its a tough style to get into if your looking for something fast and in your face.
#29
Check out players like Matt Schofield, Robin Trower, John Schofield, Scott Henderson. They're jazzy blues-rock players that play through modes. Use the damn pentatonic scale, it ain't illegal and it ain't simple if you can take it further than the same Albert King licks. Over Am7, you can play an A minor pentatonic, B minor pen., E minor pen, F# Locrian, etc. The blues is universal. It ain't boring if you don't want it to be. Just sometimes it seems boring 'cause people play it the same. Do something different, like Hendrix did. Or David Gilmour. Or the aformentioned other guys.
#30
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I meant as in listening to that one and only response <_<.

If everyone listened to me, we would have some problems.

well you have some followers as i see in your sig, and i just meant i agreed with someof what you wrote and was to lazy to type it
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#32
Actually jazzy, chiller stoner rock with Kyuss-explosions and Stones-y grooves could be interesting.
#33
i just figured out im not a fan of jazz.... I just had a thought:blues....metal?...punk blues?Like fast strong riffs with a good crunch and a blues based solo? Like Green Day except muchmuch better?
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#34
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if you dont **** your guitar while doing it. you can jump all over the neck and not get suck "in the box". just cause it isnt as challenging to play as shred, dosnt mean its any worse. it takes more than technical playing to play good. simple is better alot of the time. close your eyes and get stoned/drunk/whathaveyou and see what noise you can make from a pentatonic. i bet it will get you laid.


He didn't mention shred. Neither did the other guy that said the blues was overrated.
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#35
I don't think you can make blues punk. Punk is the absence of harmony played really ****ing loud to stick it to the man, or in these days, to be emo and get rich because you can't play real music.

(In case you can't tell, I don't like punk). Play whatever you want. Seriously though, learning some jazz stuff fitts in real well with blues playing.

And stoner rock ftw