How To Play Blues Guitar Like BB King – Video Lesson

By on 05/21/2015

In this video, I’d like to do a little tribute to one of the all-time guitar greats, BB King. I’ll teach you how to emulate the way he played the blues, while adding your personal touch at the same time.

After all, the blues is about finding your voice and speaking through the guitar, just like BB King did. He would often say in his interviews that he told his story through the notes he played. This is why the blues is such an emotive form of guitar playing, and I’ll show you how to find your own voice and express yourself through a few blues licks.

Check it out:

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Rock and blues share common roots, which is why you can hear it in other genres, like hard rock and heavy metal. Even Eddie Van Halen would work some blues into his own songs, even though his musical style is different from BB King.

I’ve always felt that it isn’t possible to learn how to play guitar without learning the blues. It’s such an integral part of a lot of music today, so my guitar tutorial video will teach you how to infuse the blues guitar into your style of playing. On top of that, this latest series of online guitar lessons will also cover one of BB King’s signature moves called vibrato.

By learning certain slides and bends, you’ll be able to recreate the vibrato in your own unique way. The secret is to learn a few guitar tricks based on the “ripple effect”; I’ll show you how to do this and it’s easier than you think!

Once you master this effect, you’ll pull off that vibrato, find your voice and “speak” through your trusty electric guitar – that’s what the blues is all about!



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