Practicing Blues

Ben Thorpe

Practicing Blues

Me trying to get more "feel" into my playing by practicing vibrato and string bending. Any tips would be greatly (See more) appreciated 🙂

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Ids Schiere
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Ids Schiere I love the blues! This is pretty cool!
Robbie Stewart
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Robbie Stewart I think that practicing putting emotion into what you are playing is a great and crucial thing to practice. for me when I was learning how to put more emotion into my playing, I simply tried to feel how the guitarist may have been feeling at the time of recording the song, or at least try and make myself feel the emotion that they were trying to get across with the song. For example, if it is an energetic song, try to make yourself feel energized or if it is a slower more thoughtful song, try and make yourself feel more chilled out and thoughtful.
Jak Angelescu
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Jak Angelescu BIG IMPROVEMENT and your vibrato sounds nice! My only suggestion is that you continue to play to a backing track. Playing solo style is great, but if you are trying to get feel in your playing there are a lot of things that go on in backing tracks that can help you. Such as a swing vibe, feeling out where you can take rests, and dynamics. A lot of this can help encourage your feel when playing. Great work Ben! That dirt swamp rock stuff in the beginning was amazing!
Andrew Chung
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Andrew Chung Jak touched on this a little bit, and you've probably heard this before, but it's something we all need to be reminded of every now and then -- silence. This can be literal mute-the-strings-and-don't-play silence, or it can be long, drawn-out notes -- think A7X's "Seize the Day" solo
Ben Thorpe
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Ben Thorpe Thanks for the tip Jak 🙂

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