When people speak of the "world's greatest guitarists", blues
legend B.B. King's name is almost always mentioned. Yet, B.B. King doesn't have the technique of "shredders" like Joe Satriani or Eric Clapton. As remarkable as B.B. King's music is, the truth is the fundamentals of King's solo style are easy to learn.
Forgetting for a moment the actual notes that B.B. King plays, there are a few major concepts that define his guitar work - his phrasing, and his very unique vibrato. In this B.B. King guitar lesson, we'll take a look at King's choice of notes, his phrasing, and his vibrato.