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Blues Lick #23: Albert King

The Justinguitar.com Blues Guitar Lessons

Lick the Blues with a phrase from one of the Grand Masters of the blues

This lick is here to show you the way a lick can be spread between two phrases, it's more like a sentence than a word, seems to speak.

Using just these 3 notes Albert often constructs incredible musical ideas - and I'd strongly recommend getting into trying to do whole solos using just three of four notes, you'll learn a lot about phrasing and making real music.

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Albert King Style Lick

 

Getting The Sound

For this lick I'm using a Gibson 335 guitar (1969) into a Fender Super Champ (old valve one from 1983 designed by Rivera, not the current model) recorded with a Shure SM57 microphone.

Guitar Settings
To get the sound I used the Bridge pickup. Volume right up. Tone right up.

Amp Settings
'Exact settings' even if you have the same amp and guitar will probably not sound exactly the same... but my settings (to use as a starting point): Volume 5, Treble 7, Bass 8, Reverb 3, Lead N/A, Master Volume 3.

Pedal Settings
None used! The signal went through my mini pedalboard but the only thing I used was the tuner!

 

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The JustinGuitar Blues Licks App
All 56 licks from my Blues Masters series are available in iOS app format where you can download the video lessons into your device, see the lick tab onscreen, loop section of the video and with an easy bookmarking system to find the bits of the video you want to see. If you wanna get these words into your vocabulary you'll love this app!

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Lesson ID: BL-523