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Looking for an easy blues song

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:17 am
by ZepBlues
So here's the deal. I'm a beginner, and I'm looking for tabs of an easy blues song.
Something relatively easy, but still sounds good. It's kinda hard to describe what I mean.
I'm not familiar with a lot of songs, easy or hard, so I'm wondering if someone can suggest something easy to start out on. I have some blues instruction books, but the songs in them aren't that great. I like learning theory, scales, etc. but I want something to work on, so I can put some of what I've learned into practice. any help would be greatly appreciated.

ZepBlues

Re: Looking for an easy blues song

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:19 pm
by Axis29
Well, you could approach it from a couple of different directions actually...

You could try a lick based song, like Crosscut Saw or maybe Dust My Broom. Or, you could try learning the progressions for a basic 12 bar blues (Kansas City or Sweet Home Chicago) or some of the other patterns like an 8 bar blues (Key To The Highway)? This opens up a myriad of songs, because most songs fall into a standard pattern, even the lick based ones will move around within one of the standard patterns a lot of the time.

Re: Looking for an easy blues song

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:17 am
by david
How about "You Gotta Move" by Fred McDowell? That's about the first slide song most folks learn. You should be able to find tab for it (try Kay Uwegraw's collection of tabs) and there are dozens of different recordings of it.

Re: Looking for an easy blues song

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:45 am
by ricochet
That's the first one I figured out all by myself by listening to it. Still one of my favorites!

Re: Looking for an easy blues song

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 12:53 pm
by david
And don't forget the pedophile song: "Good Morning Little School Girl." Get the basic structure in your head and turn the slide loose.