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Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Headless Axeman, Oct 21, 2019.
I like most of those players a lot but would never consciously emulate anyone's distinctive style other than in a deliberate cover, which I rarely play. BTW, Hendrix was a blue player and not on the list.
Whoever I may emulate, none of them would ever recognise anything I play as the blues. In 50 years you'd think... Oh well.
I'm not much of a blues man, so the closest I can quantify to would have to be Jimmy Page. Just love some of the stuff he pulled off back in the day.
My favorite guitar player is Duane Allman, but if I am as objective as I can be about my own style, it probably owes the most to T-Bone Walker, with a lot of Mike Bloomfield and Duke Robillard thrown in.
Blind Lemon Chitlin
I'm just finishing my first year of learning blues guitar so my playing is still pretty straight forward and basic but listening to BB King has helped a lot to develop a playing style. I would love to play like SRV, but other than a few of his simpler licks right now is as far as I've got or maybe ever will get. Ha.
B.B... Love his economy and good taste...
It depends on the timing of the question but right now I'm working on the styles of Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Louis and Dave Meyers and Robert Jr. Lockwood. I have a DVD from Mark Mumea which is a solid introduction to 50's Chicago Blues guitar as accompaniment to Little Walter songs.
+ Mississippi John Hurt, Elmore James, John Hammond, Magic Sam, Skip James, Rev, Gary Davis, Jimmy Reed, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Hubert Sumlin...
I'm mostly likely to play Freddy King licks for "legends".
I'm probably most likely to be caught playing Gary Clark Jr. licks after Freddy King.
If I could emulate anyone I wish it could be SRV. Oh to be able to play a shuffle like that man . . .
I know what it means. I seriously cannot even imagine emulating anyone, but that doesn't mean I'm not inspired by them. Even if I use a move I got from someone else it never sounds like emulation to me, I just can't do note for note or even get close ... I am one of those lost causes that can only emulate myself.
When I first began playing guitar I found a book that taught blues licks, so you could say I started off learning the blues, but funnily enough I never deliberately studied any particular blues musician per se.
So I guess you could say that I mostly learned the blues through osmosis...
Hound Dog Taylor for slide playing although I've picked up more recently from Ry Cooder and Lowell George as I've tried to be more refined in my playing.
Regular playing, Roy Buchanan
I tend to focus more on Blues Titans..
No matter who I try to emulate.......no one else can recognize it.
Emulate is such a nice term ... I steal from any artist i like in any possible genre they may play in ... And then, I attempt to cobble it all together to create my own personal, inimitable style ...