Watch the Beale St online guitar lesson by TrueFire from 50 Licks Greatest Hits Vol. 2

Lesson Source: James Hogan's 50 All-Purpose Pentatonic Licks

B.B. King is blues royalty! His trademark playing, singing and performing style has enabled him to reach audiences all around the globe. As one of the “3 Kings Of the Blues” along with Albert King & Freddie King, B.B. defined his voice early on the instrument. His style is so recognizable, most blues fans can pick him out by just hearing one note! Thousands of guitarists and fans travel to hear/see B.B. play his trusty “Lucille” every year. His influence on blues music and popular culture cannot be overstated. Lick #28 “Beale St” is a classic B.B. King lick in Position III of A Major pentatonic. This pentatonic position is often referred to as the B.B. King blues box! Needless to say, B.B. spends a lot of time in this position.