Learn to play lead guitar in the style of one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time – the “King Of The Blues”, Mr. BB King. His brilliant and creative playing has influenced countless guitarists all over the world. He is truly one of the greats, and we can all be inspired and empowered through his playing.
In these lessons you will learn all kinds of techniques, devices, scales, and soloing strategies in the style of BB King. Throughout the course you will be given a step by step breakdown of his style and playing techniques.
This course is taught by Next Level Guitar instructors Ben Zinn & Dave Nassie and contains 15 in-depth HD video lessons. These total over four hours of pure step-by-step, move-by-move instruction you can pause and easily follow along with our on-screen tablature. You also get five killer jam tracks. These are the exact same tracks that we utilize throughout the video lessons. So get will learn how to apply everything you are learning in a musical context.
And you also get a highly detailed 41-page PDF eBook. This valuable eBook gives you crucial tips, scale diagrams, soloing strategies, jam track breakdowns, and charts to speed your progress.
BB King is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of alltime. His music and guitar playing have had a profound influenceacross the world’s musical landscape. One can say that BB has defined the blues for a worldwide audience.He is a 15-time Grammy Award winner and he always ranks high onRolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
His playing isalways instantly identifiable and phrased impeccably well. All you needto hear is a few of his sweet notes or his stinging vibrato and you knowits BB. His unique style always used his voice and guitar to provide melodyand harmony. His technique was one of spareness and emotiveplaying.
He is often cited as being a huge playing influence of guitar playersfrom all generations and musical styles. From classic guitar greats likeJimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, BonnieRaitt, and Albert Collins, to more modern blues players like JoeBonamassa, Jon Mayer,Gary Clark Jr, and Bonnie Raitt. Even rappershave sampled Kings music like 50 Cent and Tony Yayo. Yayosampled BB King’s Chains and Things, and Ice Cube sampled King’sA Bird in the Hand.
Throughout this course we break all the licks, devices, and techniques down into digestible pieces and demonstrate them at slow and regular speeds. Then we teach you how to practice and apply them over the included jam tracks. And all the lessons feature on-screen tablature and close-ups of the fret and pick hands with multiple camera angles to make it easy to follow along.
Throughout these lessons you will learn:
-All about the gear and tones to get in the BB King style
-Lead guitar techniques on BB King style string bending, vibrato, string raking, slides, dynamics, and other devices
-Soloing strategies in this style and licks over 12-bar blues
-All kinds of licks and devices in the style and how to apply them over a slow blues jam
-Positional mapping of the guitar neck for increased guitar neck soloing and improvisational vision
-How to blend major and minor sounds together in the BB King style
-The scales that BB King prefers to solo and jam with
-How to get that signature “sweet” sound that BB made famous
-A boatload of killer minor and major pentatonic licks in this style and how to vary and apply them
-Soloing strategies utilizing playing over all the chords as well as soloing while treating each chord as a separate event
-All about BB King inspired note selection, theory, and all about mixing scales when jamming the blues
-About the concept of space and adding space and melody in this style
-Licks, licks, and more licks – learn a ton of them as well as how to build them, vary them, and how to move them all over the neck
-All kinds of blues lead guitar licks, techniques, and devices when jamming over a minor blues jam
-Improvisational devices, techniques, and concepts for lead playing in the style of BB King
-Just enough music theory to take your note selection new and inspired levels
-How to put all the techniques you learned throughout this course together and apply over jam tracks