To help us get a glimpse into the way B.B. plays (and thinks), Warner Bros. Video has released the truly insightful instructional guitar video B.B. King Blues Master that documents the guitar style of this true American legend. What follows is a review of the B.B. King Blues Master instructional DVD.
What Is Included in the Instructional Video?
- Theme 1: Includes documentation of B.B.'s vibrato, bending, picking, influences, phrasing, and equipment.
- Theme 2: Illustrates the style and technique of B.B. King, his use of chords, arpeggios, dynamics, warm-ups, and his signature phrases.
- Theme 3: Covers B.B.'s use of scales, slides, harmonic concepts, classic licks, and his methods of playing over changes.
B.B. King's style is clearly on display throughout the video - even if he's not discussing, for example, his use of vibrato, it is plain to see and understand whenever he plays his guitar. Even novice guitarists will find something to learn from here. To get a better insight into this instructional DVD, have a look of a clip of the Blues Master DVD posted on YouTube.
The box set itself is very nicely put-together - it includes different pictures of B.B. in various poses with Lucille (the name for his guitar, a variant on a Gibson ES-355). It's safe to say that the appearance of this package will certainly please fans.