Tips to master the S.R.V texas blues


Blues_Man
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5 "easy" steps to get you on your way to playin texas blues!

1. Play with lots of percussive energy

2.Rake the strings for more intesity

3.Try to use heavy strength strings or high-midrange/high output pickups

4.Try to fit some rhythmic strumming and octave guitar ex. "Couldnt stand the weather." "Fire".

5.Play like there's no tomorrow!
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Jolly McJollyson
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Originally Posted by: Blues_Man5 "easy" steps to get you on your way to playin texas blues!

1. Play with lots of percussive energy

2.Rake the strings for more intesity

3.Try to use heavy strength strings or high-midrange/high output pickups

4.Try to fit some rhythmic strumming and octave guitar ex. "Couldnt stand the weather." "Fire".

5.Play like there's no tomorrow!

It also helps to kick ****ing ass, much like SRV.
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CW14
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Originally Posted by: Blues_ManPlay with lots of percussive energy

That's a real important one
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Polera
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My suggestion is not to try to play like SRV or u could end up in wallowing depression...he was talented he cannot be dupicated...
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alucard0941
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Originally Posted by: PoleraMy suggestion is not to try to play like SRV or u could end up in wallowing depression...he was talented he cannot be dupicated...

thanks for the support :rolleyes:
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Originally Posted by: Polera he cannot be dupicated...


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Blues_Man
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This is true, I hear they are trying to clone a new jimi hendrix...
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Kutzki
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I agree with Jolly.
It helps to be as kick a** as SRV
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Amute
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Originally Posted by: Blues_Man5 "easy" steps to get you on your way to playin texas blues!

1. Play with lots of percussive energy........and don't head bang right?

2.Rake the strings for more intesity and DRINK & Smoke or and COKE!!!!

3.Try to use heavy strength strings or high-midrange/high output pickups....Hugh....just play folks.....

4. Play at the local Blues bars with future and past legends!

5.drink like there's no tomorrow!


Really nice advice but, how about learn to understand the different types of BLUES and understand that "Texas Blues" or SHUFFLE style goes beyound the great SRV...Try Albert King. Just try'en to help. :o
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