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If you want to start off strong as a blues guitar The Annals Of Blues Guitar - The blues guitar is a genre of music that can be vocal, instrumental or both. It primarily uses the 'blue' notes, which are based on a 'minor pentatonic' scale, also known as the blues scale. Blues music originated in African-American communities in the U.S., drawing from work songs, spirituals, field hollers, chants, shouts, and simple… player, you’ll need five notes. Well, five notes in any key. The five notes you’ll need are from a scale called the minor pentatonic. If you’re playing in the key of E, the notes you’ll be using are E, G, A, B, and D.

The minor pentatonic scale and the changing relationships between those five notes will help you give your guitar playing Strumming Practicing The Guitar - Practicing the guitar takes time and dedication. Learning to play the instrument requires consistent practice, but it doesn't guarantee that you'll become a rock star. Nonetheless, with regular practice and skill development, you can still achieve proficiency. There are two methods to start strumming a guitar: using your fingers or using a pick. Find a… a unique blues flavor. Familiarize yourself with this scale by experimenting with simple tunes. You can create them yourself and play them up and down the guitar neck.

As you spend time playing your tunes, listen to CDs of the best blues guitarists. Become familiar with how they use the five notes of the minor pentatonic scale and observe how the guitarists from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s used them. See how those old blues guitar players played within the scale and how they ventured outside it to add some spice to the blues. Listen to how they used slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and up and down picking.

If you like the licks you hear in the work of the great blues guitarists, teach them to yourself. Be careful here. Your goal is not to copy note-for-note the licks of the greats, but to tap into the mood of their playing and see how it connects with your own mood. Don’t be afraid to leave some empty spaces. You don’t need to fill your blues solos with notes.

Next, you can start getting into mixing Music Production - Improve Your Sound - The rise in popularity of work-from-home studios has significantly impacted the music production landscape in recent years, driven by the increasing availability of tools and technology. This growth has led to the emergence of mobile recording rigs, making it possible to record full band performances anywhere. While one might anticipate a wealth of high-quality music,… the major pentatonic scale with the minor pentatonic. You’ll find that blues guitar players of the past did this to great effect. So, still playing in the key of E but now mixing the minor and major pentatonic, you’ll get the notes E, F#, G, G#, A, B, C#, and D.

An important part of blues music An Explosion Of Blues Music - Author of this article is Robert Benson. He writes about rock and pop music, vinyl record collecting and operates CollectingVinylRecords.com, where you can pick up a copy of his ebook called "The Fascinating Hobby Of Vinyl Record Collecting." You can have your vinyl records appraised at VinylRecordAppraisals.com. An Explosion Of Blues Music Anyone who has… is the flattened fifth note. It can be overused, so just think of it as another tool to help you learn to speak blues. So, with the flattened fifth added, your notes are E, F#, G, G#, A, Bb, B, C#, and D.

Now you have a collection of notes that, played one after another, may sound pretty ordinary. Go back and start experimenting with these notes. Create more tunes. Listen again to the big-time blues guitar players. Find out which notes are your bread and butter and which of these notes should be used a little more sparingly.

If you need some help to start you off, try using licks in the major pentatonic scale over the I and V chords. You might find that your minor notes work perfectly with your IV chord.

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