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B.B. King - Blues Master - DVD
B.B. King is certainly the most influential blues guitarist in history! His recording career began in 1949 and to this day he continues to tour the world performing over 200 nights a year. He laid the groundwork for a generation of younger guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Billy Gibbons and Michael Bloomfield - all greatly influenced by his distinctive sound. Now you can own the entire Blues Master Volumes 1 through 3 on one outstanding DVD! Let B.B. King himself teach you his famous "Bee-Sting" vibrato, bending notes, picking techniques, chords, arpeggios, dynamics, warm-up exercises, scales, slides, harmonic concepts, and lots of his famous licks and phrases! Special features include: interactive motion menus, performance only feature, "Getting To Know Lucille" (his famous Gibson guitar) interactive feature, and tuning segment.
(3 Hours)...................................................................................Price - $19.95
 B.B. King Plays "You Upset Me Baby"

B.B. King - Guitar Quick Licks: Up Tempo Blues Shuffle - DVD
Learn blues licks in the style of B.B. King - legendary blues singer, songwriter and one of the most respected blues guitarists of our time! Also includes a blues jam track. Taught by Stuart Bull. Each Quick Licks DVD includes an arsenal of licks in the style of your chosen artist to add to your repertoire, plus backing tracks to practice your new licks and techniques with!
(90 min).....................................................................................Price - $19.95

Steve Trovato - American Blues Guitar In 6 Weeks - 6 DVD Set
Welcome to the "American Blues Guitar in 6 Weeks" guitar course. This course is designed to focus your practice towards realistic goals achievable in six weeks! Each week provides you with guitar techniques, concepts and licks to help you play and understand American blues guitar soloing at a manageable easy to follow pace. Three important licks in the style of a featured artist are taught each week to help you towards playing in real musical situations and develop an ear for the differences between players. If you have been frustrated or intimidated by other educational material then this course is for you! You will see the improvement as you work through each week taking small steps, occasionally looking back and being surprised by how far you have come. Practice can sometimes be difficult with the player often being unsure which material to work on. With the "American Blues Guitar in 6 Weeks" guitar course the material is presented to you in easy to absorb sections which progress in a sensible, logical order. Guitar virtuoso Steve Trovato explains and teaches everything in meticulous detail - you can't miss!
Week 4 *BB King* Includes: Learn a blues scale pattern and a pattern for the major pentatonic scale, learn the famous BB King vibrato, learn bending and which notes to bend, learn to combine scales to create great blues licks, and three important licks in the style of BB King. Includes killer blues guitar jam trax!
(60 min).....................................................................................Price - $18.95

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B.B. King - Signature Licks - DVD
A step-by-step breakdown of the guitar styles, sounds and techniques of the "King of The Blues"! Your teacher, Andy Aledort, who has been a major player in the New York City blues and rock scene over the last 25 years presents you with an in-depth analysis of  8 classic B.B. King songs: "Crying Won't Help You, Five Long Years, Just Like a Woman, Rock Me Baby, Sweet Little Angel, The Thrill Is Gone, You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now, You Upset Me Baby".
(96 min).....................................................................................Price - $19.95
 
B.B. King Plays "The Thrill Is Gone"

B.B. King - Anthology - Book
Songs include: "Ain't Nobody's Business, All Over Again, Darlin' You Know I Love You, Don't Answer The Door, Every Day I Have The Blues, Let The Good Times Roll, Night Life, Paying The Cost To Be The Boss, Please Love Me, Rock Me Baby, Sweet Little Angel, Why I Sing The Blues, Sweet Sixteen, Three O'Clock Blues, The Thrill Is Gone, When Love Comes To Town, Woke Up".
Notation, tab and  lyrics...........................................................Price- $24.95
 
B.B. King Plays "Everyday I Have The Blues"

B.B. King - Blues Legend - Book and CD
Learn the guitar licks and solos that have made B.B. the undisputed King of The Blues! Dave Rubin teaches 12 signature tunes: "B.B.'s Boogie Blue Shadows Everyday I Have the Blues Help the Poor How Blue Can You Get It's My Own Fault Darlin' Just like a Woman Lucille Please Accept My Love Shake It Up and Go So Excited Woke Up This Morning."
Notation and tab.......................................................................Price - $22.95
 
B.B. King Plays "The Blues"

B.B. King - CD ROM - For Computer Use Only
This CD-ROM contains note for note accurate transcriptions as well as simplified arrangements of each song, animating score and TAB, instructor video, virtual fretboard, and more - all the tools you need! Learn from B.B. King's original recordings! Songs include: "The Thrill Is Gone, Three O'Clock Blues, Bad Luck Soul, Sweet Little Angel, Please Love Me, Five Long Years". All guitar parts transcribed note-for-note from the original recordings.
On-screen notation and tab.......................................................Price- $24.95
 
B.B. King Plays "B.B.'s Boogie"

B.B. King - The Definitive Collection - Book and CD
A step-by-step breakdown of the guitar styles, sounds and techniques of the "King of The Blues" - B.B. King!. Learn the trademark styles & techniques of the most celebrated guitarist in blues history taught by Wolf Marshall. Songs include: "Beautician Blues, Cryin'  Won't Help You, Don't Answer the Door, Five Long Years, Just Like a Woman, Paying the Cost to Be the Boss, Please Love Me, Riding With the King, Rock Me Baby, Sweet Little Angel, Sweet Sixteen, Three O'Clock Blues, The Thrill is Gone, Why I Sing the Blues, You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now, You Upset Me Baby". All guitar parts transcribed note-for-note from the original recordings.
Notation and tab.......................................................................Price - $22.95
 
B.B. King Plays "Rock Me Baby"

B.B. King - Guitar Play Along - Vol 35 - DVD
The Guitar Play-Along DVD series lets you hear and see how to play songs like never before. Just watch, listen and learn! Each song starts with a lesson from a professional guitar teacher. Then, the teacher performs the complete song along with professionally recorded backing tracks. You can choose to turn the guitar off if you want to play along or leave the guitar in the mix to hear how it should sound. You can also choose from multiple viewing options; fret hand with tab, wide view with tab, pick & fret hand close-up, and others. Songs include: "Gambler's Blues Just like a Woman Paying the Cost to Be the Boss Rock Me Baby Sweet Little Angel Sweet Sixteen The Thrill Is Gone You Upset Me Baby". All guitar parts transcribed note-for-note from the original recordings.
(120 min) On Screen Tab...........................................................Price - $16.95
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B.B. King Plays "Paying The Cost To Be The Boss"

B.B. King - Guitar Play Along - Vol 100 - Book and CD
The Guitar Play-Along series will help you play your favorites songs quickly and easily. Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate, sound-alike backing tracks! Melody and lyrics are also included in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The CD is playable on any CD player, and is also enhanced so Mac and PC users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch! Songs include: "Just like a Woman Paying the Cost to Be the Boss Please Accept My Love Rock Me Baby Sweet Little Angel Sweet Sixteen Why I Sing the Blues You Upset Me Baby." All guitar parts transcribed note-for-note from the original recordings.
Notation, tab and lyrics.............................................................Price - $16.95
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B.B. King Plays "Sweet Sixteen"

B.B. King - Master Bluesman Deluxe Edition - Book and CD
Learning B.B. King's music has never been more fun! B.B. King Master Bluesman not only contains accurate transcriptions and in-depth analysis of 10 blues classics and biographical information on B.B. himself, it also includes a CD with the original recordings of every song! This unique pack teaches and explains the following songs: "Ask Me No Questions Chains and Things Confessin' the Blues Get off My Back Woman I Want You So Bad I'm Gonna Do What They Do to Me No Good Paying the Cost to Be the Boss So Excited The Thrill Is Gone".
Notation, tab and lyrics.............................................................Price - $24.95
 
B.B. King Plays "Ask Me No Questions"

B.B. King & Eric Clapton - Riding With The King - Book
Songs include: "Riding With the King, Ten Long Years, Key To The Highway, Marry You, Three O'Clock Blues, Help The Poor, I Wanna Be, Worried Life Blues, Days Of Old, When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer, Hold On I'm Coming, Come Rain Or Come Shine". All guitar parts transcribed note-for-note from the original recordings.
Notation, tab and lyrics.............................................................Price - $19.95
 
B.B. King Plays "Riding With The King"

B.B. King - Live At The Regal - Book
All 10 tracks from this critically acclaimed 1965 release by blues master B.B. King are featured in standard and notation and tab including: "Every Day I Have the Blues Help The Poor How Blue Can You Get It's My Own Fault Darlin' Please Love Me Sweet Little Angel Woke Up This Morning Worry, Worry You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now You Upset Me Baby".
Notation, tab and lyrics.............................................................Price - $17.95
 
B.B. King Plays "Woke Up This Morning"

B.B. King - Blues Guitar Legend!
Compiled & Edited By Steven Herron

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    Among my favorite blues guitar players has consistently been blues guitar music legend BB King! He is probably the most historically important and undoubtedly the most renowned blues guitar player in history. Other famous guitar players such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons and Michael Bloomfield have all acknowledged their individual debt of gratitude to BB King. And, BB King's playing today remains just as fresh, amazing, and alive as ever!

    Riley King was born in Mississippi in 1925 to Albert and Nora King. His mom left her husband for a different man when BB was only 4 years of age and he was sent to stay with his maternal grandmother who likewise lived in Mississippi - without any objection from his father. Nora had 2 other husbands and BB was back and forth between them and his grandmother.

    His musical education began when he started singing in the Sanctified Church, whose pastor Archie Fair was his uncles' brother-in-law. Archie Fair strummed some gospel guitar tunes and provided the curious youngster his first exciting taste of picking the strings. BB's mom passed away in 1935 but thankfully not before she could call her 9 year old son to her bedside prior to passing away.

    Afterwards, BB left to go back to reside with his grandmother and attended the Baptist sponsored Elkhorn School where he continued strengthening his young voice in the sacred music choir. When his grandmother passed away in 1940, the 14 year old tried tenant farming on her land until later that year when he left for the Delta to live with his father and extended family for the next 2 years.

    By the age of 15 he was already playing guitar on street corners. He had discovered that he could make much more cash in tips in one day of playing guitar than he often made for a total week's work of harvesting cotton! Soon thereafter he was doing vocal commercials on Memphis radio stations and from there he moved on to getting his own show. It was at this time that he was handed the nickname "BB" which was an abbreviation for "Blues Boy".

    His appeal continued to grow and at some point he was signed to the RPM record label. His very first hit "3 O'Clock Blues" proceeded to go to Number 1 on the rhythm and blues charts and heralded the arrival of a blues guitar playing superstar. BB continued touring and recording all through the fifties, but it was not until the sixties that his name ended up being familiar to white audiences.

    In 1970 he won a grammy award for his now legendary hit "The Thrill Is Gone". To this day, he continues to tour over 200 days a year and to make records with his group and with various other performers as diverse as Larry Carlton and U2. His numerous TV and movie appearances together with a variety of awards continue to strengthen his stature as an all time blues guitar playing great!

    Stylistically, what separates BB King from his peers is his deep rooting in jazz music along with the blues idioms. One of BB's important heroes was jazz guitar player Lonnie Johnson, who was one of the initial guitar players to think of the guitar as a single-line solo instrument. BB also listened a lot to Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and to horn players such as Lester Young, Johnny Hodges and Bobby Hackett.

    His blues guitar technique comes primarily from T-Bone Walker. BB softened Walker's considerably more strident approach, adding a vibrato which he developed while trying to copy the bottleneck slide guitar sound of his cousin Bukka White. The rest is authentic BB King, which is a mix of factors that has produced one of the most special blues guitar players ever!

    BB draws from a large pallet of harmonic and melodic techniques. Although he is mainly called a single line guitar player, he does play chords - especially triads and double stops which he uses to dress up his solos. Have a look at his chord intro to the song "Please Love Me" and his rhythm chord comping during the saxophone solo in the tune "You Upset Me Baby".

    Most likely the most identifiable attribute of BB King's guitar playing is his "Bee-Sting" vibrato. He does his vibrato entirely from his wrist, as he shakes his entire hand rapidly and steadily. Although that is a significantly copied sound, only BB can make it "sing" the way he does. BB's knowledge of jazz harmony allows him to present harmonic ideas into his soloing that are far more subtle than the standard pentatonic principles used by most blues guitar performers

    The most distinctive quality of BB King's sound is his unique ability to mix jazzier elements with a rock solid blues sensibility. I was fortunate enough to hear BB King and his big band play in concert at the Civic Center in Baltimore, Maryland back in 1969. His stage band was astonishing - a real wall of sound - and BB's guitar playing simply "wailed" and filled the Civic Center with some of the most exciting blues guitar tunes I've ever heard.

    And as an additional reward, the opening act for BB King that night was The Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart on vocals. I'll never forget the difference in styles - Jeff Beck's British blues rock guitar playing versus the American blues guitar playing of BB King! I don't think I've ever heard either of them play any better. All in all an incredible night of blues guitar playing!

Jazz Guitar Chords & Arpeggio Patterns - Stacy McKee This unique book includes 300 jazz guitar chord formations and matching single note arpeggio patterns in a quick reference format that no one has ever done before! Cross indexing makes this manual extremely easy to use and regardless of what style of music you play, we know you will find this to be a valuable, "must have" addition to your library.  Stacy McKee was the featured guitarist with "Les Brown and The Band Of Renown" and for a limited time only, we will include an exclusive copy of his book FREE with your first order!
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