The Albert King Lick

Blues Guitar Lesson - The Albert King Lick

Yes, I know, there isn’t just one Albert King lick…

But, this lick, or some variation of it, shows up in darn near every… single… song.

So, it’s probably worth learning.


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    This Video

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    The TAB

    Use this link to download the TAB for each of the licks.


  • Mitch

    Reply Reply February 23, 2018

    Nice lick,thanks!

  • Carlos C

    Reply Reply January 22, 2018

    Great lick and lesson . Thanks for sharing.ccm

  • steve

    Reply Reply January 21, 2018

    this is great article

  • kimberley Christie

    Reply Reply January 19, 2018

    thanks Griff.

  • Roger R

    Reply Reply January 18, 2018

    Hi Griff. Thanks for another very useful lesson.

  • Sledge

    Reply Reply January 16, 2018

    I love the tone you are getting in this lesson. What are your settings, and are you using any pedals?

  • Goldenman52

    Reply Reply January 16, 2018

    Hi Griff, what guage strings are you using on your guitars , acoustic and electric ? Thanks.

  • Mark Wales uk

    Reply Reply January 16, 2018

    Cheers Griff
    Nice lick hours of fun playing around with it 😎🎶

  • Mike Loftin

    Reply Reply January 16, 2018

    great lesson. would you consider doing the same thing with Stevie Ray’s intro to Texas Flood?

    • JimJ

      Reply Reply January 16, 2018

      I too would love a lesson on the Texas Flood intro~!

  • Jim

    Reply Reply January 16, 2018

    Great lick(s), Griff! So cool the way you can dissect and explain so many classic blues ideas!
    As someone just starting to improvise a blues solo, this really is encouraging – even if I’m only comfortable with just
    Box 1! Thanks!

  • Scott R

    Reply Reply January 16, 2018

    Without playing the video I knew exactly which lick you were going to use. Yes, it’s his signature.
    Thanks for spelling it out for us Griff…

  • Terry

    Reply Reply January 16, 2018

    Sweet. Got to love the licks you can get Alot of use out of. I use that Dvd of SRV and Albert all the time as like a jam track. Just try and copy what there doing. The songs are long and they both repeat there licks so ya get a good chance to copy them. (If) you can could you pull a few rhythm parts of that some time ?

  • Rick

    Reply Reply January 16, 2018

    You seem to use a looper quite a bit these days. I think one would help my practice, which one should I get?
    Cheers, Rick

    • Drew

      Reply Reply January 16, 2018

      There is a super cheap but effective looper by “Ammoon” it sells for about $30 new on eBay or amazon. It is fairly simple but well worth the money. I love mine!!

    • Griff

      Reply Reply January 16, 2018

      Any one will do… I have a Boss one (the small pedal) and I have one built into my Line 6 M13. A couple of my delay pedals also have loopers in them.

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