Freddie King 4 Note Solo Licks

There’s a great video of Freddie King doing “Big Legged Woman” live in Europe that I was checking out on the YouTube the other day ( if you want to see it.)

And I noticed as I watched it that Freddie basically stay right in the “4 Note Solo” box for darn near a whole minute at the beginning while he solos. It’s pure 4 note solo goodness so I transcribed it and made a lesson out of it for you.



  • Rabbirob

    Reply Reply August 15, 2017

    Awesome Griff, Love that grove and the sound of C#. will get the 4 note pattern down asap. Strugling with BGU2 but this seems easy. Thanks

  • Jerry Owens

    Reply Reply August 14, 2017

    Great piece Griff love it thanks

  • Bob gerbasi

    Reply Reply August 13, 2017

    Griff, you did a video of a lick you did when you went to a contest and festival back in sept of 2014. I loved the piece but could not read or find any tab for it. Very disappointing. It’s a great piece and if I could play it correctly I’d be happy with my life !!!

  • Jerry

    Reply Reply August 13, 2017

    Griff, great lesson! Looks like it’s going to be a fun one to lean. Thanks so much!

  • Walter Casler

    Reply Reply August 13, 2017

    One my favorite Freddie King songs

  • Gary Moyer

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Not a fan of this Freddie King Lick. However, I do appreciate your instruction.

  • Big D

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    What kind and size of strings do you use?

  • Billyo

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    So busy absorbing all the free material you put out haven’t had time to start on the few bit’s I’ve bought ..the selfish part of me says this is great but the big picture says, “the guy has to eat” … hoping your happy with the balance you’re striking

  • Pete D

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Thanks so much Griff that was terrific and fits right into your lessons. By the way, I am currently at the solo’s lesson in BGU so I want to try to finish it off, then I will definitely buy more of your fab lessons. At the end of the day, I know this is your livelyhood but please don’t think we are not grateful if we don’t buy offerings immediately. It is just hard sometimes to stay focused on one thing when you are producing so much terrific content. I bought your rock course but haven’t started it yet as I wanted to finish BGU.
    Thanks again for your efforts to share this knowledge with us.
    Kind regards Pete..

    • Dale Kazarian

      Reply Reply August 12, 2017

      That was cool, I want one of those t shirts 😎

  • Dennis

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Thank you, Griff!! This King-style ‘easy ‘ but still authentic published song is exactly the kind of blues lesson I’m looking for, as a ‘slightly advanced’ beginner if that makes any sense. I will more than happily purchase this and any such songs like this that you may produce in the future! This allows me to learn a ‘real’ song but without the extremely complex stuff in so many blues songs.

  • JohnnyB

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Love Freddie King! Big guy – that 355 looks like a travel guitar on him. And he just drapes the strap over one shoulder. Miss him lots.

  • fearless freddy

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Hi Griff, Thanks again for sharing your insights. Love those potent 4-noters. Is there a reason (music theory, taste ??) that you transcribed this in C# instead of Db? F natural is normal to that key and those pesky F#s are Gbs. Right? This lowly grasshopper brings his humble inquiry to the Sensei-of-the-sixstring(-:
    God bless you and your family, Dick

    • Griff Hamlin

      Reply Reply August 12, 2017

      Yes, you are right that Db would be equivalent to C#. I just like sharps better and in my experience guitar players tend to speak in sharps instead of flats. But either way is correct.

      • david moon

        Reply Reply August 14, 2017

        6 flats vs 7 sharps. The horn players might prefer Db which would transpose to less flats on their Eb or Bb instruments.

  • jim

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Very cool lesson…thanks, Griff! After following BGU for a few years, I’ve found that I really like Freddie’s playing.
    Thanks for the YouTube (“listening lesson”) link! Need to listen more..or be just keep being lazy and let Griff
    listen for me…and then show me how to play it! Outstanding!

  • Daniel

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Thanks Griff. Very kind of you. Another great lesson!!

  • PatB

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Nice little solo from :51 thru 1:08. Shouldn’t take me more than a month to figure that out.
    Pat B

  • jeff

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Griff has a product Ultimate Jams that has a similar tune on it “Skinney legged Woman” that can serve as a backing track, go check it out.

  • mike z.

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Griff , this is another example of how great a teacher you are . This is a fun lesson . Thanks for sending . Mike Z.

  • Geoff

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Love it, so much fun to learn…..

  • cowboy

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017



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