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B.B. King Discusses Scales: Warming Up with the King

We recently stumbled upon a seriously cool lesson video with the late B.B. King that we had to share. It’s not often that a blues master like King sits down to discuss his technique, so grab your guitar and pull up a chair. In this clip, King discusses how he practices scales and shows off the scales he used for soloing. ... …

The Top 10 Slow Guitar Solos

Remember those old Bugs Bunny cartoons where a pompous Bugs would race a tortoise—and lose? ... …

B.B. King Lesson: Soloing in the Movable “B.B. Box”

B.B. King is considered by many to be the most influential guitarist ever. From Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Gary Clark Jr., every blues-rock player of the last 50 years owes a debt of gratitude to King every time they lean into a single-note solo. ... …

B.B. King Casually Changes His Guitar String Onstage Without Stopping the Song

Here's a very cool video of the late B.B. King performing “How Blue Can You Get” at Farm Aid on September 22, 1985.What makes this performance so special is what happens about three and a half minutes in. King breaks a string on his guitar and changes it himself—onstage—while he continues performing the song.All the strings are still clearly attached to the guitar at the three-minute mark. The... …

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