Archive for the ‘Blues’ Category
Free guitar video lesson: how to play blues riffs in the key of “E”.
A free guitar video lesson on a simple blues rhythm in “A”
I was jamming and messing around and came up with this riff inspired by the classic blues tune “Rollin’ and Tumblin’”, and figured I’d share :)
That song’s been recorded by 100s of blues artists, and apparently dates back to 1928, but the versions I always think about are the ones by Muddy Waters, Cream and Johnny Winter.
Ron Thorn Junior 90, koa top
Route 66 overdrive and compressor
Grabbed my SRV strat. Plugged her into a Cool Car vibe. Plugged that into a Visual Sound Route 66 – but only used the Comp side. No OD.
Then I plugged *that* into a Swart AST w/ a dash of verb and trem.
Holy cow, wouldn’t you know it, the intro of Feels like Rain (John Hiatt song, covered beautifully by Buddy Guy in case you didn’t know) just showed up under my fingers.
I love how tone can totally bring up a song you had no idea you were about to play!
What ridiculous fun this was. Wow.
So I decided to share the riff with you guys :)