metal, riffs, diads, metallica, judas priest, megadethby Ben Higgins
Scrubbing / forward / rewind: arrow right, arrow left keys Jump to start: Home or `s` , you can also click/tap the lesson part again (the numbers above player) Go to next part: PageUP or End. ( iOS: swipe right or left over video ) Volume: ArrowUp / ArrowDown keys Go to any part: Number keys (combinations also possible) Pause or play: `k` or space key Fullscreen: `f`, esc to close
Hi and welcome to my latest lesson. We're mixing things up this time by imagining BB King and Cacophony jamming over the same slow blues track!
Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Rolling Stone ranked King No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues" - Wikipedia
Cacophony was an American heavy metal band formed in 1986 by guitarists Marty Friedman and Jason Becker.They remained active until 1989, after which both guitarists would go on to forge their own solo careers and join other bands - Wikipedia
BB King's soloing made use of a fast, stinging vibrato which many people likened to a bee or wasp. It's most effective on the index finger, where you can use the entire wrist motion to aid you in getting the speed. King was also known for being economical with his playing, preferring to add sparse notes instead of overdoing it.
Cacophony released 2 albums in the 80's chock full of super shred, featuring beautifully harmonised arpeggios and picking runs. Instead of always harmonising in 3rd's, Friedman and Becker would often put unusual intervals together to deliberately create a jarring sound.