Blues legend B.B. King offers a chance to master the guitar by studying his technique up close. For both beginners and adepts, he presents his thoughts, theories, and–most importantly–his style on such elements as bending, picking, phrasing, chords, scales, slides, and harmonics. Also includes performances of a few of his greatest hits.
I found this great clip of music legends B.B. King and James Brown performing in concert together in 1985 at the Beverly Theater in Los Angeles. I taped the concert years back when it first aired on HBO, but lost it awhile ago. And I would always miss it whenever the channel aired it again. So I was ecstatic when I recently found that someone had uploaded the entire show on youtube. The video contains amazing performances from both artists.
Jools Hollans's highly succeful Rhythm and Blues Orchestra truly come into their absolute own on this DVD. Jools and the Orchestra do all manner of big band styles; they can play the blues with B.B. King, boogie woogie with Robert Plant, get soulful with Solomon Burke or swing Sinatra-style with Huey from the Fun LOvin' Criminals. Now thanks to this DVD, you can pour yourself a drink, surround yourself with the cream of British celebrity and sing along to some of the greatest songs in pop music anytime you like. Ladies and gentlemen, Let's Party!
Onetime rivals for R&B supremacy, the two blues greats hit the road together in the Seventies, where they soon discovered how well their styles complemented one another while bantering with expert comic timing. "Nothing is planned tonight," King announces early in this hour-long set, and whether or not that was true there's a spontaneous but never sloppy spark. It's instructive and exciting to hear King's guitar supporting another vocalist, particularly a master such as Bland.
Learn how to play guitar with TrueFire's Guitar Lab: Latin Rock Rhythm guitar lessons by Brad Carlton. This course is designed to equip you with the tools necessary to solo over Latin style progressions. You will study scale/chord relationships which will allow you to create various colors as you play over the changes. Great emphasis will be placed upon understanding the rhythmic grid work in the music.