I just started electric guitar with playing blues solos as my long term (I can tell it's going to be long...) goal. I've played classical guitar for 30 years but am now drawn to blues guitar. As you can imagine, this is a major change but I'm a little burned out on classical and more than ready to give the blues world a try. The big difference for me is the neck on a electric is so thin compared to what I'm used to.
Anyway, I look forward to reading and learning lots on this forum!
The move from classical to blues sounds familiar!
As does the "little burned out on classical" phrase.
I recall just how happy I was with moving to the blues genre where there was more freedom and possibilities for self expression.
You're right about the long term. Blues has some simple basics to it, but to harness those principles and get a real blues feel to the music is a long, but rewarding road.
"Hawkeye" Herman, a blues teacher I learned a lot from on-line, who himself learned one to one from the likes of Son House, advises that the budding blues player should enjoy the journey and not worry about the destination. He also says, after 50 years of performing, that there is still much to learn.
Agree with Gerd, everything you've already learn on the classical guitar will always be of a great help
to go electric
As far as I remember, yet I've post some Nylon Strings Blues on this forum, one can play the Blues with any instrument hopefully, and that's pretty to do