BB King Box

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  1. huw

    huw V.I.P. Member

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    Well before you trust me as a proof reader I should point out that I'm partially sighted...

    ;)

    That might have an impact. :)

    But it looks good to me.
     
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    db3266 V.I.P. Member

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    No problem. :thumb:
     
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    OK folks. I have attached a .pdf of these diagrams. :thumb:
     
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    db3266 V.I.P. Member

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    err, well I thought I had ?? :laugh2:

    the pdf is too large for the forum (it's 350KB). Can anyone host it?
    If so, PM me your email address.:thumb:
     
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    OK. Uploaded a JPEG.
     

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    River Senior Member

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    Says he, as he proceeds to elaborate and prove himself wrong. ;)

    Don't ever stop elaborating, huw.

    When I play in that box, I'm most frequently accused of imitating Dickey Betts. :hmm: It's all in the phrasing.
     
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    River Senior Member

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    Fvckin' A, it is. One thing that makes building a solo not like building a hot dog is that when you put the seasoning on is just as important as what seasoning is actually used.

    Funny how that works. I use this and get Santana or Clapton.
     
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    Dickey! I forgot about him. He's a great one for "major pentatonic plus x y & z" types of things.

    :hmm:

    Although, :cool: every time you have posted a photo of yourself playing a Les Paul there is always someone who picks up on your resemblance to DB... ;) (sorry - I just had to bring that up :D )

    (...same as Mudfinger is often mistaken for Billy Gibbons)
     
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    What's funny is how well food analogies work with music. :thumb:
     
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  11. Sin Nombre

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    Like when people used to say a song was "tasty"? :rolleyes:

    I find comparing music to writing more instructive. For a writer, a good vocabulary, understanding of sentence structure and accurate spelling are excellent skills to master. They would be very useful for writing technical journals, and maybe someone would want to read them.

    But if a writer wants to write something people really want to read, he might do better to concentrate on having a good beginning and end, some unexpected elements and a story to tell.
     
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    You wouldn't be referring to HUW's earlier comment would you regarding "tasty". I can always tell when I'm jamming with my instructor that I pulled off a good lick because he'll say "Oh yeah, tasty" :) and we'll keep on going. It really helps to jam with your teacher, ping ponging back and forth with the lead. Normally I'll get the Tasty remark if I've made a good call or response based on what he's just done. I just thought all musicians used that word :)
     
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    Yeah, this is one of my favourites too. It often reminds me of Roy Buchanan or Peter Green (and B.B of course).
     
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    Nah, I wasn't referring to anyone here. It seems to have been an expression that started about 20 years ago that bugged me for some reason. The trendiness of the expression has worn off and I have accepted it as part of the vocabulary of expressing favor for a piece of music.

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    This is all good information obviously, I would just hazard to make it known that while B.B King did use this box, so did many many other blues players before and after him. What it comes down to is the phrasing and approach you take.

    I would also hazard to say that while B.B King used this box extensively (more so in his mid-late career than early), this box is only a portion of his style and you should definitely look into his other stuff, because for me B.B is more about the phrasing, vibrato and emotional convinction of every note than it is about any box.


    jusy my 2c
     
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    bb king style Blues guitar soloing guitar lessons - bb box guitar lesson

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQOn2spqC7I]bb king style Blues guitar soloing guitar lessons - bb box guitar lesson - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a68EImkXs_w[/ame]
     
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  18. rambler

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    For example the lead playing on this track is so utterly different to what he has played for the last 40 or so years. Check out the timing on that intro. Awesome. Definitely by far my favourite era of B.B King

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ehk08Sjmow]BB KING - 3 OCLOCK BLUES - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    emotion

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1upbgyd9lo]B.B. King - Blues Boys Tune (From B.B. King - Live at Montreux 1993) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I've posted these before but they are worth posting again

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlVFjkYdrrQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player]B B KING - JAZZ CASUAL - YouTube[/ame]
     
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