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Are You Playing Blues Guitar Like a Singer? –
… back of my neck stand up are the ones that imitate the quality of the human voice. If you really want to take your blues or slide guitar playing to the next level, then learning how to play with the feel and emotion of a singer is where you need to look to. … and many other famous guitar players play vocal-like guitar licks as solos and guitar parts and have a very large following because of it. Now back to the “How”.

To start playing vocal-like guitar licks, you need to start…


So how do you start playing vocal-like blues guitar that makes your audience stand up and listen?

I believe it first starts by listening to classic vocal melodies that really stand out from the pack.

No, I don’t mean Beyonce’s XO. 🙂 She has a great voice no doubt and you can probably find some real cool licks in there this is a blues guitar site so first start with the Masters. This is where Beyonce learned her style from. Have you seen Cadillac records?

You might think that learning these simple vocal patterns will not help you to impress anyone, but YOU are wrong. All those speed licks you are playing WILL NOT mean a thing if you can’t communicate a melody to a listener.

FACT – the average listener will not be impressed by your blazing speed unless you have unbelievable chops. And even then once they’ve seen it, then it’s not very impressive anymore. Maybe kinda like a circus act.

The fastest licks in the world won’t mean a thing unless they are setup properly and executed in a manner which sound good in the context of the song and have some memorable parts.

Why do most people love certain songs? The lyrics, and the melody of the chorus.

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Claude Corry

Being a musician from a young age I began singing at the age of five. I have been a live performer for about thirty years and have played in many bands from covers bands to original ensembles. At twenty I began to write a lot of my own songs and still do today and have written about two hundred works.