Albert King Style Blues Licks

by Ivan Milenkovic

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  • Hi guys, welcome to another blues lesson! :) In this lesson we will cover some of the most famous licks of the great blues legend Mr.Albert King. Albert was by his Gibson Flying V Guitar, left hand playing and upside down string layout. He played with his fingers too, but in this lesson we will do his licks using a pick. You can use fingers if you like to get that rich fat tone.

    Now, I've noticed that some people have problems when going back to the root in a solo. This "skill" so to speak can be learned by doing some nice licks when going back to the root, and Albert does this all the time, so I purposely put many variations of these in here too. You will find them quite useful when playing your own progressions I'm sure.

    It is a simple lesson using mostly minor pentatonic scale - major position. In this position we will be doing some nice slides and bends using our index finger - just like Mr.Albert King. The tone we are trying to have is rich, warm, overdriven and fat humbucker tone.

    This lessons contains:

    - Blues style of Albert King
    - Lots of great blues licks
    - Index Finger Bending
    - Slides
    - Syncopation

    Settings used:
    Humbucker (better is neck but i used bridge with tone rolled off), pro co rat drive pedal emulation, fender blackface amulation, slightly overdriven, a touch of reverb.

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