how do I into blues? I really, honestly tried, but it's quite boring. >4 note pentatonic lick

how do I into blues?
I really, honestly tried, but it's quite boring.
>4 note pentatonic lick
>AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH TRYINA GET MY BABE BACK
>slow drums
>quick 4 note interval on 10th or 12th fret and slide down the fretboard
>YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH GETTIN MY BABY BACK YEAHH

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    retard. try CW Stoneking, an underrated blues contemporary artist.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't get into blues, it's a waste of time. Notice how everyone who worships this braindead form of music are white balding dudes using the blues as some sort of male power fantasy to compensate their inability to handle the most basic feelings.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      but it's undeniable the influence blues had on pretty much all of western music.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pour yourself a glass of whiskey
    turn the lights down low
    and just listen to Howlin Wolf

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Go back in time and grow up listening to it. Heard it constantly as a child, thought it was stupid, got some life experience/hard times then it clicked. Helps if you like to play guitar

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're listening to blues with drums, you're listening to neo-blues 50s revival. Try delta blues. Robert johnson, charley patton, the list could go on...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah listen to people who cant keep time

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    blues and black music in general is about a combo of a backing track + some kind of improv on the top. 12 bar blues is not about the actual 12 bar progression these songs have, but about the improv that happens over this progression using lead guitar, harmonica, and vocals typically. most of the mileage and variety in blues comes from the massive amount of ways you can mix things up. because the rhythm guitar/bass in blues is so steady, all the other elements can go wildly off track and off beat if they want and it still works. this is true to some degree in other genres but you see it all the time in blues

    anyway this is what blues rock artists like Clapton misunderstood, because anytime he touched an old blues track he inevitably stripped it of whatever made it cool in the first place. just compare his cover of Crossroads with Robert Johnson's and maybe you'll get it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      black music in general has usually worked around this same general idea (improv-ing over a static rhythm) from jazz to hip-hop

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also observe how rock and roll started as a rhythm centric genre for this reason and it was mostly the Beatles who flipped this on its head with their melody centric rock. For all the great changes this caused, rock still became a lot less danceable after this happened, and 50s rock rhythm sections still remain some of the greatest the genre has ever produced despite existing for 70 years now

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like acoustic blues for some reason, most electric blues solos put me to sleep
    give jj cale a try

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      JJ played an electric guitar for the vast majority of his songs and his wasnt wasnt really or striclty blues. His "Tulsa" sound was a mix of blues, rock, country and jazz with is mellow playing on the electric a key component.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh I know, the jj comment was unrelated to the first part
        just thought he'd be a good gateway, he's just really pleasing to listen to

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ah. JJ is awesome. I got to see him live...his vibe and playing style is so delicious.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Acoustic blues is more interesting tbh.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah man

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What is this fucking soulless white garbage?
      This is acoustic blues

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there are a lot of variations on the blues...do you like slow bues, country clues, chicago blues, white boy blues, lickety split blues, electric blues, delta blues etc...?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    blues can actually express a lot of different emotions and sounds

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Try as he might, Clapton will always just be rock and not blues.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blues from the Delta [Vanguard, 1998]
    James isn't all he's cracked up to be, especially in the '60s. If the catwalking guitar line of "I'm So Glad" could still give Eric Clapton penis envy, his piano had lost its atonal abandon; if the song he wrote for his D.C. M.D. has God in it, "Careless Love" is barely filler. But always carrying the music is a tenuous falsetto that's been through a lot of bad medicine, a voice that's looked at death from both sides now and done what it could to aestheticize the terror. A-

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Start with the Delta blues guys from the 30s-40s

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