Hey Blues Fans,

On Friday I put out a new B.B. King lesson that is approachable for players of any skill level. 

Easy B.B. King Slow Blues Starter Licks

Easy BB King Licks

B.B. King had a few signature licks that he'd use to kick off a Slow Blues song. The great thing about those licks is that they're very simple to play, and instantly recognizable.

In this lesson I'll show you about 6 licks, each slightly different, that you can use to start off a slow blues song like B.B. King.
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If You Missed It

Here's a review of other lessons and videos published at TXBA over the past few weeks.

Comparing Dumble & Fender Tones for Texas Flood

Have you ever noticed the guitar tones on the Texas Flood album are noticeably different than any other SRV record? In this video I'll compare a Dumble tone to Blackface Fender tones in my Kemper Profiler and play them both back to back along with Texas Flood.

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Scorching Philip Sayce Lick From "Out Of My Mind"

Philip Sayce Lick Lesson
In this lesson I'll break down a lick from Philip Sayce's live performance of "Out of My Mind" at Q107. This lick happens at a break where everyone stops, and he just rips through this series of notes at an incredible pace.
I can't play it nearly as fast as he can, but I can teach it at a more reasonable speed and explain how you can use hammer-ons and pull-offs to get through it.
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Should You Build A Custom Strat?

Building A Custom Strat?
Have you ever wondered if you should build your own Strat instead of buying a new one? There are lots of things you need to consider before going down that path, and saving money might not be as big of an incentive as you think.
In this video I'll walk you through the process of comparing prices for a new, used, and custom built SRV strat. You can use the proces I'm showing here for evaluating any type of strat build, as long as you have a reference model to base it off of.
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The "Easiest" SRV Songs To Learn

The Easiest SRV Songs To Learn
I've got plenty of courses that help players of almost any skill level start learning SRV's style of playing, but some people want to learn on their own. I've had so many people ask me over the years which songs are the best SRV songs to start with.
In this lesson I'll give you a list of six songs that I think are more approachable, and explain why I chose them for this list.
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Take care,
Owner, Texas Blues Alley
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