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B.B. King Licks in The Key of A
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The above B.B. King blues guitar tab is in the key of A, so, as stated before, we'll get into B.B. King hand position - with our first finger centered on the root note "A" on the second string (at the tenth fret).

This first exerpt is just a quick little riff by B.B., on the tune "There's Something on your Mind" (with Etta James), from his 1993 album Blues Summit. Listen to mp3 of this B.B. King tab

A simple, but classic B.B. King lick. You'll hear King play variations on this riff in virtually every solo he's ever played. Familiarize yourself with this pattern, and try to match the vibrato and bend exactly.

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