When most folks talk about how BB King solos, they tend to refer to what I call the “house” pattern, sometimes also known as the “BB Box.”
It’s basically a grouping of notes that can be easily morphed into either a major or minor pentatonic/blues sound, but that’s not the point of this video – I have others that delve into that sound…
No, instead, today I want to take you back to 1974 and BB King playing live. I stole these 3 licks fair and square, and they will show you how BB King was also a master of good old Box 1 and Box 2 and moving brilliantly between the 2 sounds.
I hope you dig the video, feel free to skip ahead 30 seconds or so if you want to get around the intro and just go to the lesson.
If you want the TAB to the licks it’s here – PDF