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Is It Too Soon To Learn To Play The Blues?

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daza152
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Hi I have been playing off and on for 3 years but more off than on on my 3rd attempt at learning to play and have a very good grasp on it this time, its like I've retained what I learnt last time and now can play all my open chords with ease and chord progression, I have learnt to play a few songs from you tube which is an excellent teacher.(first song I learnt was from guitarnoise"wish you were here"). I love acoustic blues and have started learning it, but is it too early too? also I was thinking of getting the Blues For Dummies book.... :D as I have the Guitar For Dummies which helped me immensesly.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

Daza.


   
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lue42
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No, it does not sound like it is too early...

I highly recommend this book (series) instead...

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Ricochet
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My goodness, no, it's not too early!

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^^^ wut he said.

May I also recommend Eric Roche's Acoustic Guitar Bible? It isn't exclusively blues at all but, for acoustic guitar, and for covering pretty much everything from technique to theory to hand care to playing different styles, I consider it a must-have for anyone playing acoustic guitar. You'll def need to supplement with other texts, but this is a great reference book with some brilliant tunes in it and a ton of technique.

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Alan Green
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It's never too soon to play the blues

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Moonrider
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It's NEVER too soon to play the blues!

Unless everybody else in the house is asleep . . .

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old lefty
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It's never too late, either!


   
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Gchord
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I remember watching an old Eric Clapton video with him expalining a early lick during Cream.While I was watching that I was like,Wow,I can do that! So I got a small case book that had blues scales and modes.I paid attention to the "Albert King" box and went from there.Pentatonic scales are a must,the minor scale especially.


   
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Rahul
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Blues ?

You only need to tune your guitar and you can start playing blues. Even if you don't know anything.

Just learn blues scale and you are there. Also listen to some BB King and ZZ Top for blues feel.


   
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If your dog has died or run away,
if your wife has died or run away,
if your car has died or been repossessed
or, if you've made a pact with the devil
then, no, it's not too early to play the blues.

If, on the other hand, none of those apply, you can still play the blues to be ready for when they do.

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ShadyHarrison
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Brilliant observations, greybeard...all apart from the one I misread as being about the 'cat' being repossessed, not the car. :)

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I've known a few cats I've suspected of being possessed.

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LOL! Hillarious Greybeard!!!! Very true, very true! :lol:

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Hi I have been playing off and on for 3 years... but is it too early too? ...

Are you kidding me? The first thing I learned to play on guitar was a blues shuffle.

Let's go.. in E 1&2&3&4&......
If your dog has died or run away,
if your wife has died or run away,
if your car has died or been repossessed
or, if you've made a pact with the devil
then, no, it's not too early to play the blues.

If, on the other hand, none of those apply, you can still play the blues to be ready for when they do.

This also applies to country music....

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- "WOW--What a Ride!"


   
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Anonymous
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yeah but you don't need to wear a stupid hat or sing bad religious music.


   
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