In this lesson, Dan from Your Guitar Academy will help you play a slow and easy solo in the style of B.B King mostly using 2 pentatonic shapes. Get ready to play some tasty blues licks. Grab your guitar!
B.B.king is an absolute master of phrasing. In his soloing he is trying tell you a story, and in order to successfully tell a story, you need to know when to say something, and when not to.
This is what we are trying to achieve in this short solo! Start with a short phrase, or lick, then let it breath. Let that sound register and wash over you, before saying something new.
It’s also often called ‘call and response’ and can massively improve your soloing.
We also tackle the vibrato and bending techniques that make the phrases so vocal like.
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