Watch the Can't You: Ex. 5a online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Kings of Blues & Rock Vol. 2: Albert King

One of Albert King's most distinct records is a hard-swinging 12/8 blues entitled "Can't You See What You're Doing to Me," played in the key of Ab. This excerpt begins with a challenging series of two step bends, each pre-bent (bend the string first before picking it) and then released immediately. These pre-bends then switch to whole step bends and then back to two step bends, so recreating these phrases with perfect intonation is no easy task. The riff that covers bars 8-11 is all about perfectly executed bends of varying degrees; once you've got this lick down, you are well on your way to Albertsville.

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