Chapter 9: Uptempo Blues, à la “Why You So Mean to Me?”

Chapter 9: Uptempo Blues, à la “Why You So Mean to Me?”

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Chapter 9: Uptempo Blues, à la “Why You So Mean to Me?”

Description:

An insightful look at King’s phrasing approaches for a blues in A set to an uptempo, straight-eighths groove, along the lines of his lead playing on this classic recording. Notes from the A major pentatonic scale are introduced and combined with A minor-pentatonic notes to create colorful lead melodies that incorporate elements of “light” and “shade.”

Genre:

Blues, Blues Rock

Difficulty:

Intermediate-Advanced

Tuning:

Standard

Techniques Used:

vibrato, string bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, position shifts, finger slides, string skipping

Artist:

Albert King

Run Time:

5:11


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