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FretDancer69
post Mar 1 2008, 08:09 PM
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Hello all, ive decided that from now on i will practice only Blues. I wanna nail this style perfectly and i want you guys to help me achieve this. Today i recorded a small take over a backing track, as an attempt to play the Blues. I used Muris's backing track from his first Blues Collab, i hope thats ok.

The Backing is in G minor i think, so i used the G minor Blues Scale

Please, your constructive criticism is very appreciated, id like to hear personally from Slammer and Robin, as i know they can play the Blues awesomely cool.gif

Also, im in need of more backing tracks in more keys, so if you can provide me some, that would be GREAT!!!

thanks so much guys, here is the take:

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post Mar 1 2008, 08:28 PM
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It sounds pretty bluesy and all, but sometimes it sounds like you're a bit lost and in the end i think you should have landed on the root note. Better phrasing(not that its that bad now though biggrin.gif ) will come after alot of jamming!!
Your bends are also sometimes off key, but just play alot and you'll get it.

I suggest you practice as many blues lessons on GMC as possible, but specially Gabriels!! biggrin.gif
Also learning blues solos from songs can be good. Specially learn some SRV, because you will gain alot from learning how to use dead notes and use it to get some extra groove in your soloing. I recommend learning Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't stand the weather!!

Good luck!

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id like to hear personally from Slammer and Robin, as i know they can play the Blues awesomely cool.gif

thanks wub.gif

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post Mar 1 2008, 08:52 PM
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You defnitly got that blues flow... like Robin said with more playing you'r bends will become more accurate and you'r vibrato will become more present.

You should defintly focus more on you'r phrasing, taking pauses in between parts will benefit you greatly, think of it like singing, you gotta stop sometime to breathe! so vibrate a note and let it fade out or jam hard on a double stop bend, those 2 of the most common blues tricks smile.gif

Also you should try toying around with diffrent picking methods, what I mean is that on some notes hit the strings softer, on some harder, on some with more thumb, and on some with less, also using hybrid picking will take you long ways!

Cheers man, looking forward to seeing you progress in my favourite style smile.gif


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post Mar 1 2008, 09:11 PM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Mar 1 2008, 01:28 PM) *
It sounds pretty bluesy and all, but sometimes it sounds like you're a bit lost and in the end i think you should have landed on the root note. Better phrasing(not that its that bad now though biggrin.gif ) will come after alot of jamming!!
Your bends are also sometimes off key, but just play alot and you'll get it.

I suggest you practice as many blues lessons on GMC as possible, but specially Gabriels!! biggrin.gif
Also learning blues solos from songs can be good. Specially learn some SRV, because you will gain alot from learning how to use dead notes and use it to get some extra groove in your soloing. I recommend learning Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't stand the weather!!

Good luck!


thanks wub.gif


Thanks for listening Robin! And yes, sometimes i feel like i got no more "new" licks to play and feel lost. Ill take your advice and land more in root notes, i never thought of that. Ill jam more now as i mostly play excersises for increasing speed biggrin.gif

Thanks on the lesson suggestions, ill try them out. And ill also check out some SRV songs, specially that one you mentioned. Again, thanks for listening, stay tuned for Recording #2!


QUOTE (Iluha @ Mar 1 2008, 01:52 PM) *
You defnitly got that blues flow... like Robin said with more playing you'r bends will become more accurate and you'r vibrato will become more present.

You should defintly focus more on you'r phrasing, taking pauses in between parts will benefit you greatly, think of it like singing, you gotta stop sometime to breathe! so vibrate a note and let it fade out or jam hard on a double stop bend, those 2 of the most common blues tricks smile.gif

Also you should try toying around with diffrent picking methods, what I mean is that on some notes hit the strings softer, on some harder, on some with more thumb, and on some with less, also using hybrid picking will take you long ways!

Cheers man, looking forward to seeing you progress in my favourite style smile.gif


Thanks, ill keep the "let breathe" tip in mind. Im trying to use the "raking" picking more in my playing but i still need to work more on it. Hybrid picking is very weird for me and i dont like it very much but ill try it.

Thanks for listening man, stay tuned for Recording #2!!


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post Mar 1 2008, 09:23 PM
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QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Mar 1 2008, 02:09 PM) *
Please, your constructive criticism is very appreciated, id like to hear personally from Slammer and Robin, as i know they can play the Blues awesomely cool.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Thanks man, I don't think I play blues Awesomely, but it is my favorite style cool.gif

I agree with what Robin Said, definetly listen to Alot of blues, and Try to Pick up what the BLues players are doing, and then you can build a Lick Library that you can incorporate into your PLaying.

I have a bunch of Professinal Blues BT's that I can send if you'd like, But I gotta go to work soon, If you'd like you can PM me your Email and I can send them Either Late Tonight or Tommorow.

And Remember Practise, Practise, Practise, even if it's just Slow little blues bends etc. Sometimes the Easiest things are the most Important things.

The Way I learned alot of blues, was by listening to Clapton,SRV etc and just trying to play what they played, you don't have to play exactly like someone, but the Standard blues licks are really good to know.

Keep it Up! biggrin.gif
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post Mar 1 2008, 09:27 PM
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Just thought i'd mention that once you learn one new lick, you can make hundreds of variations of it.


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post Mar 1 2008, 09:34 PM
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QUOTE (Slammer @ Mar 1 2008, 02:23 PM) *
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Thanks man, I don't think I play blues Awesomely, but it is my favorite style cool.gif

I agree with what Robin Said, definetly listen to Alot of blues, and Try to Pick up what the BLues players are doing, and then you can build a Lick Library that you can incorporate into your PLaying.

I have a bunch of Professinal Blues BT's that I can send if you'd like, But I gotta go to work soon, If you'd like you can PM me your Email and I can send them Either Late Tonight or Tommorow.

And Remember Practise, Practise, Practise, even if it's just Slow little blues bends etc. Sometimes the Easiest things are the most Important things.

The Way I learned alot of blues, was by listening to Clapton,SRV etc and just trying to play what they played, you don't have to play exactly like someone, but the Standard blues licks are really good to know.

Keep it Up! biggrin.gif


Thanks! Ill listen to some Clapton, and Bjorn Berge, what are your favorite songs from Clapton? I want to check out those, and Robin's favorite Berge's songs too!

Please! Id love to have those backigns!!! Ill PM you my email right now! Thanks so much! smile.gif

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Just thought i'd mention that once you learn one new lick, you can make hundreds of variations of it.


Thanks for the tip Robin smile.gif What starting songs from Bjorn Berge do you recommend? Or what are your favorites?


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post Mar 1 2008, 09:42 PM
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QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Mar 1 2008, 09:34 PM) *
Thanks! Ill listen to some Clapton, and Bjorn Berge, what are your favorite songs from Clapton? I want to check out those, and Robin's favorite Berge's songs too!

Please! Id love to have those backigns!!! Ill PM you my email right now! Thanks so much! smile.gif



Thanks for the tip Robin smile.gif What starting songs from Bjorn Berge do you recommend? Or what are your favorites?

I'm not sure if Bjørn Berge is the one to listen to if you you want inspiration for playing electric guitar. But his first album is pretty much 100% blues, so i guess you could check it out.

Heres one from his first album http://youtube.com/watch?v=HnSAWvhXdEA

He also play alot of stuff like this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=l22YT2DEhm4&feature=related wich isnt exactly blues.


Johnny Winter is also a guy you definitely should check out!!


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post Mar 1 2008, 09:44 PM
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Well, I think I like to many to remember laugh.gif

BTW here is a Great site, it's made by a Clapton fan, but It has some Great BLues Tutorials in the Style of Clapton, BB King etc. http://12bar.de
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QUOTE (Robin @ Mar 1 2008, 02:42 PM) *
I'm not sure if Bjørn Berge is the one to listen to if you you want inspiration for playing electric guitar. But his first album is pretty much 100% blues, so i guess you could check it out.

Heres one from his first album http://youtube.com/watch?v=HnSAWvhXdEA

He also play alot of stuff like this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=l22YT2DEhm4&feature=related wich isnt exactly blues.


Johnny Winter is also a guy you definitely should check out!!



Thanks! Ill check his first album then!, and thanks for the links! smile.gif

QUOTE (Slammer @ Mar 1 2008, 02:44 PM) *
Well, I think I like to many to remember laugh.gif

BTW here is a Great site, it's made by a Clapton fan, but It has some Great BLues Tutorials in the Style of Clapton, BB King etc. http://12bar.de


Thanks alot man, ill have a look at it smile.gif


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post Mar 1 2008, 09:46 PM
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QUOTE (Slammer @ Mar 1 2008, 09:44 PM) *
Well, I think I like to many to remember laugh.gif

BTW here is a Great site, it's made by a Clapton fan, but It has some Great BLues Tutorials in the Style of Clapton, BB King etc. http://12bar.de

Yeah great site, i started out with that one.


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post Mar 1 2008, 11:20 PM
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here's one from me, it's a 12bar blues in the key of E 100bpm
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post Mar 2 2008, 12:57 AM
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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Mar 1 2008, 04:20 PM) *
here's one from me, it's a 12bar blues in the key of E 100bpm


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Recording #2


Ok, heres's a second recording i just made. I used an awesome Backing track that Ivan provided me. I stayed with the G minor Blues scale like last time, and came with good results key/notes-wise (imo).

Please, comments on this recording are very appreciated! smile.gif

Thanks

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post Mar 2 2008, 05:03 AM
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QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Mar 2 2008, 03:09 AM) *
Recording #2


Ok, heres's a second recording i just made. I used an awesome Backing track that Ivan provided me. I stayed with the G minor Blues scale like last time, and came with good results key/notes-wise (imo).

Please, comments on this recording are very appreciated! smile.gif

Thanks


Dude...G minor just isn't the right key... you should have used E minor or atleast G major.


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QUOTE (Iluha @ Mar 2 2008, 05:03 AM) *
Dude...G minor just isn't the right key... you should have used E minor or atleast G major.

Yeah. Sounds like B minor pentatonic would fit to me.


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key.was wrong...but the ideas where very good....I can hear that you think like a blues man:)


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Nice effort man, but the key is E, it says so on the track too. Try Eminor blues scale it will fit nicely.


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QUOTE (Nemanja @ Mar 2 2008, 06:04 AM) *
key.was wrong...but the ideas where very good....I can hear that you think like a blues man:)


Thanks.. biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Mar 2 2008, 06:23 AM) *
Nice effort man, but the key is E, it says so on the track too. Try Eminor blues scale it will fit nicely.


Ok, dang, i didnt sound that bad to me, my ears are a mess sad.gif ill record again with E minor Blues.

I also recieved some great backings from Slammer (thanks man) so ill use thsoe for recordings as well. smile.gif


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