B. B. King Electric Blues Guitar - Andy Aledort

If you like the late B.B.King, and who doesn't, this is the lesson to get!

Total guitar noviates beware however!

Obviously, it would be helpful to already know a thing or thirty-two about the guitar neck to make the most of this sophisticated blues mans oeuvre.

As its difficult to remember rote guitar moves if all you are doing is copying and don't have a solid foundation to build on.

Above and beyond the chord shapes I find that you cant know their accompanying pentatonic scales too well and in lots of positions.

Freddie, B.B. and Albert King all have unique styles but are cut from similar cloth and they all sure are experts in the use of the major and minor pentatonic scales among others.

Your instructor Andy Aledort is great and has one particular other blues lesson that I recommend you consider buying if you need an exceptional introduction to playing blues guitar.  The good news is that you will develop style if you practice enough... and have fun on the way.

This is a solid B.B. King instructional guitar presentation and it gets right in to the nitty gritty of the material without a lot of theorizing.

B.B. doesn't play a lot of chords - his band does that for him so he could play the melody and sing. But he sure knows his stuff.

I think of the 3 Kings BB's is the hardest because his notes phrasing seem smokier and also to fill in without being overpowering. Behind the beat perhaps, is harder to emulate. The phrasing in this his earlier works is remarkable and a few of the hooks and riffs you hear with in are classics courtesy of BB himself. You will recognize them.

Andy Aledort, your instructor has been a major player in the New York Blues and Rock scene over the last 25 years. Associate editor of Guitar World Magazine and contributor to many other publications. Aledort had performed, jammed and recorder with such artists as Dickey Betts, the Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Winter, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Joe Perry, Los Lobos, Jimi Hendrix legendary Band of Gypsies and double trouble.

    B. B. King Electric Menu
  • Ch 1: You Upset me Baby, Intro - solo
  • Ch 2: Cryin' wont help you intro - solo
  • Ch 3: Sweet Little Angel Intro and verse - solo
  • Ch 4: You done lost your good thing now Intro - solo
  • Ch 5: Rock Me Baby Intro - solo
  • Ch 6: Five long Years: Intro - verse - solo
  • Ch 7: Just Like a Woman
  • Ch. 8: The Thrill is Gone

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If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.” ― Charlie Parker