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Hate to be the one to break it to you OP, but you just got fired from your job, your woman left you, and your dog just died.
Ain't no worry, he'll get his mojo workin' all the same.Another mule is kicking in his stall.
Right there is the key.Do you have a buddy who plays? If not, find one. Invite the buddy over for some simple and straight I/IV/V jamming. Problem solved.
Yes! I found that book at a used bookstore last month, and it's great.Mick Goodricks "The Advancing Guitarist" - It's not a book for blues improv/progressions but for overall improv/fretboard knowledge, etc. It works out the mind and the ears far more than the hands. I think guitarists of any style can learn a lot from it.
Im all about learning theory, the neck...etc...but tabs to learn the blues...I dont think so.Yeah thats not a bad idea. I just found my old BB King King of the Blues box set with matching tab book so maybe the best thing is just go cover to cover...
I stand corrected.
The myth is dumb (never mind the fact it isn't true! ) in the sense that it usually claims he "sold his soul" in exchange for guitar wizardry. When you listen to Robert Johnson you hear true soul in action.Wait 'til midnight, go down to the crossroads, and your teacher will appear offering you a deal...
Bending is a technique used in blues. It is not the blues. Rev Gary doesn't bend hardly at all, but I don't think anyone can argue he ain't blues. A lot of Piedmont and other fingerstyle blues don't rely on bending at all.[...] what Blues Guitar is all about. And what is it all about? Bending a note. Doing it in tune, correct duration, vibrato, really there’s so much depth to this one thing, and I myself have much to do in terms of improving this technique.
And the tape recorder never lies, use it
I have a course called Blues Soloing: Melodic Chord Tones.I don't have time for in person lessons, but I am a highly motivated student if I find a resource that I am excited about. Any books you loved that were eye opening? Truefire courses? I am open to anything...
I'm unfamiliar with Rev Gary, I'll check him out....thing is, to me the expressiveness that comes from bending strings, is irreplaceableBending is a technique used in blues. It is not the blues. Rev Gary doesn't bend hardly at all, but I don't think anyone can argue he ain't blues. A lot of Piedmont and other fingerstyle blues don't rely on bending at all.
You're right that accurate bending is vital, if you're gonna bend ... that's the case no matter the genre or style.
That's because it comes from the vocal style. Guitarists bend notes when they want it to sound like singing. Players like Gary Davis, Blind Blake and so on, come from a more ragtime tradition, copying the sounds of piano players.I'm unfamiliar with Rev Gary, I'll check him out....thing is, to me the expressiveness that comes from bending strings, is irreplaceable