Christ why is electric blues lead guitar so BORING?
I'm sure it's because Clapton and SRV and the other blues wank dad shredders straight up murdered the electric blues but even BB King and the greats use the same phrasing and scales over and over and it's just not interesting.
Magic Sam is based af tho. Are there any other electric blues lead players that aren't a snooze?
I totally agree with you anon. It's so talentless. Everyone will say that BB King had so much "soul" but I can do what he does almost to a tee and I am not a black southern man. SRV was better than BB but he still repeated a lot of the same licks over and over.
Listen to jazz guitar, it's so much better. Check out Wes Montgomery and Django Reinhardt.
every person on this board's favorite albums from the 60s and 70s involves "electric blues lead guitar" but since it's white people they consider it "rock" and will agree w/ your statement
"Often dubbed the inventor of electric blues guitar by Anglophiles as a reward for his shameless Anglophilia (documented in Palace of the King). Forget what Anglophiles tell you, the man's been slacking for years. The R&B sides he cut in the '60s for (ironically enough) King Records are acute. On this compilation, he makes do with a bunch of Leon Russell/Don Nix boogies, the vocals blurred, the guitar all fake-and-roll. C+"
Magic Sam is nothing like King or Berry. He's a pure Chicago style player based entirely on finger picking and tons of tremolo. This is Sam's attempt at trying to cash in and sound like Berry and the style is completely different:
Soul is music that appeals more to emotion than technicality. It's pretty much the polar opposite of the super technical jazz that is sometimes more akin to mathematics than music.
I don't really know how to explain it to you. I guess you either get it, or you don't.
let's put it this way:
two people are playing the same guitar line on the same guitar, but one of them is deemed more soulful than the other.
What musical difference explains this?
If they were playing the same lines the same way, there wouldn't be any difference. A more soulful spin on the same line would probably indicate some difference in how the line was played, with more touch, longer bends, and most definitely a difference in tone. I think tone goes a long way when it comes to soulful guitar playing.
Go listen to some Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac.
Ummmm...would John Lee Hooker count? I like his electric guitar interpretation on Delta blues. Fun fact it probably played a big influence on Beefheart's band's attempt at doing electric guitar Delta Blues, too.
Lol. No. While I don't generally like blues, I play a lot of it with a lot of great guitarists in the area. It definitely takes talent to play and play it well. it's obvious when you don't have it.
I hope you realize the important of the music and the impact it had on your love for jazz guitar because if you don't I feel sorry for you. You'll need to acquaint yourself with the history of the music from its pre-slave trade roots to know why people love it so much and why people talk about soul.
>hasn't heard Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers yet
every musician (should) have their own voice. the way one plays a phrase compared to the other is entirely based on interpretation and experiences in life and in music. Touch is very much a apart of that.