Watch the Talk To me BB online guitar lesson by Richard Van Bergen from 50 Down Home Blues Licks You MUST Know
When you analyze B.B. King’s style, you may notice that it’s like he’s talkin to you with his guitar. When you talk to someone you have to take pauses to take a breath and that’s exactly what B.B. does when he plays guitar. His solos are never a show off! The notes he doesn’t play are as important as the ones he actually does play. Less is more! In an interview B.B. once was asked why he plays like this. He responded: "When you talk to someone you don’t shout all the time, do you?". This lick is in the key of G.