BB King Let The Good Times Roll Lick

This is a fun lick that shows off BB King’s incredible use of my favorite thing – rhythm.

It’s a simple pattern, one I commonly call the House Pattern, with a slight variation towards the end that’s cool to see in use.

But the main thing is… (drum roll please) the counting! You get to use a bunch of off beats, and even switch between counting swing 1/8ths and straight 1/16ths (Yay!)

It’s worth your time, even if you don’t solo much yet, simply for the practice and because it sounds so sweet.

 

If you want the TAB you can download it HERE (PDF)

8 Comments

  • John Mccloskey

    Reply Reply September 17, 2018

    Love this. Without knowing the tune I already have in my head where to go after this lick.

  • Tony Brown

    Reply Reply September 16, 2018

    great lick I have to practice that lick to get good at it thank you.

  • Jumpin Jack Flash

    Reply Reply September 16, 2018

    I have learned so much from you and your wall…..

  • Jumpin Jack Flash

    Reply Reply September 16, 2018

    That is going on the wall with all the other B.B.King licks….
    Great….

  • Bob Utberg

    Reply Reply September 16, 2018

    I am so a believer about the counting Griff! Thank you for another amazing lesson. I have said this before: Some folks are GREAT guitar players; some folks are GREAT teachers of the gitfiddle; you my friend are super talented at BOTH! Blues On.
    Bobby Ut

  • Tony D

    Reply Reply September 16, 2018

    Awesome lesson Griff. I can take all the B. B. King that you can dish out. Cheers, Tony

  • cowboy

    Reply Reply September 16, 2018

    neat…always love the major/minor bend…thanks…later.

    cowboy

  • Colin Campbell

    Reply Reply September 16, 2018

    Excellent and I wish I had learned the ‘house’ pattern many years ago.

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