Watch the Big Chief Rolls online guitar lesson by Ton van Bergeijk from Fingerstyle Blues & Boogie Guidebook

Practically everybody from the New Orleans rhythm & blues scene has played the Earl King composition "Big Chief". On the piano, it consists of up and downward rolls, which is an essential element of New Orleans piano styles. Since those styles are chord based rather than scale based, it's a small step to adapt them to the guitar.