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Dontjudgeftw

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Greetings from The netherlands.
« on: October 17, 2012, 07:26:20 AM »
Hey all,

New to the (electric) guitar, i've come to this forum to find out alot more about blues.
My personal music taste lies in the region of Albert King, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimmi Hendrix and alot more;)

As u know by now, im new to playing and bought a Peavy electric guitar. After about 4 hrs of playing (read: finding decent notes on my guitar..) i managed to play the intro of paint it black and the beginning of parisienne walkways.

Now those songs are nice, but in my oppinion quite easy. personally i really want to play songs like: Rock and Roll - Led zeppelin, Crosscut saw - Albert king/stevie ray vaughan.... maby killing floor - jimi henrix.... well maby not killing floor... im allowd to dream right :o

If anyone has some tips id love to hear from you, the readers to start me off as i dont follow any lessons in real life.

Thanks for reading,

Remon

Btw, for those interested. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_742k-ExYwA - this is killing floor... 8)

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Re: Greetings from The netherlands.
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 10:58:35 AM »
Welcome, Remon!

Hopefully you find some lessons on this site that you find useful. :)

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Re: Greetings from The netherlands.
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 04:05:56 PM »
DJ,

i'd say 'play, and let the chips fall where they may'. the more you work at it, the more you will learn.  robert's backing tracks (and others) are good places to develop your own style. welcome!

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Re: Greetings from The netherlands.
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 01:58:51 PM »
Welcome to the forum Remon.  :)

Glad to welcome a bluesman .... wonderful long road to travel trying to play blues and developing your own style (while borrowing from lots of players on the way of course!).

So many ways to play any blues song.

As an alternative to the Hendrix "Killing Floor" here's a few well known names with a version.
Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, and most important - the late great Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolfs right hand man).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tEVB-t04OU

.... and the original Howlin' Wolf (aka Chester Burnett) near 50 years ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGIE28q3fEA&feature=related

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Re: Greetings from The netherlands.
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 07:13:06 AM »
Hey all,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I hope ill learn alot to do with my guitar on this forum:)

I tried some of the lessons, but quite a few from stevie ray vaughan arent working, its saying that the video has been removed or something.. :-\
Wow, the howling wolf version is quite good :) might try that in the future:)) the other one... for the great names playing the song.. they should and could have made it alot better:P

Ps. If im correct, stevie ray vaughan plays on .13 strings(atleast thats what the salesman in the music store told me) and im planning on installing those on my guitar. yet the salesman keeps telling me i shouldnt cause it will be harder to play... now personally i dont care how hard something is, aslong as u practice you willl get there. so im curious if anyone here can advise me what to do?

Thanks in advance

Remon


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Re: Greetings from The netherlands.
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 11:51:30 AM »
if i remember what i read right, vaughan tuned 'drop' e flat, so the 13s weren't near the tension they would be tuned to standard tuning. he is famous for bleeding fingers, also, if my memory serves. everyone is an individual in almost every way.

if you do a net search on this term

stevie ray vaughan 13 gauge strings

you will find more info than you maybe wanted.


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Re: Greetings from The netherlands.
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 01:47:02 PM »
Absolutely correct Reb - and if tuned a half step down like that it's a bit like playing 12s ... mind that's still a hell of a lot of string tension, especially on a Strat scale length.

Just to mention Remon - beware of the higher guage strings if you're doing a lot of bending of notes - it can give you problems with your finger joints and even long term or permanent  serious damage. I personally know one guy who went to excess on the higher guage strings and now just plays slide because his left hand fingers can no longer even manage the basic job of holding down the notes on the fretboard.

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Re: Greetings from The netherlands.
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2012, 04:15:17 PM »
Killing Floor is a good tune. My band covers it...

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Re: Greetings from The netherlands.
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2012, 06:39:12 AM »
Hi, greetings from northern Germany!

Where from the Netherlands are you from? I used to live for 6 months in Groningen
and studied one semester at the IBS International Business School at the Hanze University....
Nice country and nice town I must say!

You asked for tips to learn the guitar? The best tip imo is not to care too much for equipment and your sound. I think lots of people (including me) care too much about what guitar they need next, what fancy amp modelling equipment they can buy, what pickups, whatssoever.....

I started selling everything I dont really need (lots of amp modelling stuff eg a tech21 power engine, some boss equipment...) and now concentrate more on playing than on the equipment.

best tip is: play, play, play and listen to music. also roberts video lessons are really helpful.
second tip: use some recording software eg reaper so you can record simple rythm parts and then practise maybe some solo playing over your own parts. For me its really boosting the motivation.

Greets, Johannes