BB King plays live guitar solo. This came from the extras on the DVD The Road to Memphis: www.pbs.org And the only other complete performance by BB on the extras is Key to the Highway, which doesn’t have this incredibly searing guitar and is in fact pretty “lite”. If you like my vids please consider donating to: sophiascure(dot)com/donate Video Rating: 4 / 5
FULL COURSE, TAB, JAM TRACKS: truefire.at GUITAR LESSONS: bit.ly This volume examines the playing style of Albert King. Albert King is one of the most fiercely individual guitarists that ever lived, in any genre of music. Part of the uniqueness of his style stems from the fact that he took a right-handed guitar and turned it upside down and played it lefty; additionally, he tuned the strings down a full step and a half, making them very slinky and easy to bend, as string-bending is one of the most important elements in his approach. Albert’s style is deceptive in that it sounds way simpler than it really is: he had a horde of stock licks and phrases that he relied on, but he never, ever sounded predictable, always mixing up his improvised riffs with pure inspiration and intensity. He often bent the strings one and a half, two and two and a half steps—known as “overbends”—and would also bend multiple strings at a time, creating a thunderously expressive sound. It is these types of licks that influenced the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy the most. www.andyaledort.com Video Rating: 5 / 5
This lesson covers the Jimi Hendrix tricks for the E Shape barré chords, one of the most copied rhythm styles of all time, and sounds cool.Taught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a great forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all totally free, no bull. No sample lessons, no memberships. Just tons of great lessons 🙂 To get help with your lesson or song look up the number at the start of the video title (like ST-123 or whatever) on the Lesson Index page. www.justinguitar.com .
From DCI Blues Masters Vol 3. I feel this excerpt does a good job of covering BB’s style and techniques in a quick lesson. Will post more as I re-edit videos into a more user friendly structure for my own purposes. Video Rating: 4 / 5