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Blues Guitar

For those who play, what would be the best way to learn the blues on the electric guitar? I just received an electric guitar and would like to learn.

Listen to blues.

Learn I-IV-V progression and 7th chords

Learn blues scale.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale.

Think about life experience that makes you blue.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
Listen to blues.

Learn I-IV-V progression and 7th chords

Learn blues scale.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale.

Think about life experience that makes you blue.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.

Listen to blues.

Play blues scale while thinking about life experience that makes you blue.[/quote]

LOL awesome. I don’t have any advice though I do love the blues. I just wanted to say Steely you are lookin huge in that profile pic!


Gary Moore with a very old Albert King. Here’s to some listening.

The great Robin Trower with a slow, heavy blues (this shit just pulls you in… like hypnosis):

Probably not the best starting point for new blues players, but you’ll have to perfect your blues guitar face.

Learn from the Master:

no thread highjack:

How do you KILL a country musicians career ?? ? ?

Give him back his Beer, Dog, Truck, Bass Boat, Fishing Pole and barca-lounger ; )

Blues are what you intrinsically FEEL. . .

Listen to BB King, Buddy Guy, Howlin Wolf, Junior Wells…

and follow the first six lines of what SteelyD said…

blues son… cant be taught… it must be felt…from in herrrrrr touches my heart

Become black…

Just kiddingggggg…I’ve been playing since I was like 4 or 5. Never had a lesson, know no theory, dad showed me a few chords when I was young. How I learned was listening to music and playing along with it. I have been paid to play at bars etc. The key to creating all music is connection. Shit some days I just can’t “connect”, and I scrap it…Your guitar is best used as a vessel.