BB KING! Plays a bad solo!?!


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WlCmToTheJungle
05-22-2008, 02:31 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q71CTQVwAEY

discuss the first little song in this video. What is going on!? :confused:

King Baby Duck
05-22-2008, 02:39 PM
It sounded really amateur.

The red Strat.
05-22-2008, 02:42 PM
that was pretty bad :haha.

oh well, everyone makes mistakes at one point (i think he was simply playing in a different key there :confused: )

WlCmToTheJungle
05-22-2008, 02:45 PM
that was pretty bad :haha.

oh well, everyone makes mistakes at one point (i think he was simply playing in a different key there :confused: )

I found out the song is A# major and hes playing licks in Eb minor

Spamwise
05-22-2008, 04:26 PM
Well, this is just more proof that no matter how good yu are, you still mess up from time to time. I'm impressed with how he doesn't show it though. A lot of playes will wince or shake their heads when they screw up, but he totally plays it cool.

Resiliance
05-22-2008, 05:21 PM
Who said he can't play outside :p:

Dimebag22
05-22-2008, 05:53 PM
Yeah that was pretty bad. But whatever, everyone makes mistakes.

Nick_
05-22-2008, 06:19 PM
At past 80 I'll cut him some slack. Whenever I've seen him he's been great.

Sounded like he walked out on stage and the band was playing a fourth away from what he expected and he just stuck with it to make it sound sort of purposeful. Or just got confused with what they were playing, as in "why don't this sound right? It's the right note ..."

meh!
05-22-2008, 06:40 PM
I'd love to see BB King . I'd go jsut for the banter :(

gopherthegreat
05-22-2008, 06:51 PM
everyone makes mistakes. thats the first time i ever heard him play a bad solo.

fireoptic
05-22-2008, 07:30 PM
if it wasn't mixed right, maybe he didn't hear the rhythm playing in a different key.

I played 4 shows that were mixed so bad that I couldn't hear the other guitars. It's also easy to forget what key a song is in when it's blues.

WlCmToTheJungle
05-23-2008, 12:13 AM
i just thought of something else. Maybe when the rest of the band was deciding what key to play in, they said "ok, B flat", he might have heard "E flat". "B" and "E" do sound similar, especially for someone who is 80

johnny_tapia
05-23-2008, 09:23 AM
Still better than I could have done :p:

GraceKim
05-23-2008, 04:46 PM
ok that was painful. But the guy is 150 years old; he's suffering from diabetes and other health problems. I mean come on. Let's give him a break.

TheHeartbreaker
05-23-2008, 05:44 PM
Who said he can't play outside :p:

Exactly. :p:

master
05-25-2008, 07:58 PM
Christ his hands are gigantic

lateraluspiral
05-26-2008, 01:10 AM
ok that was painful. But the guy is 150 years old; he's suffering from diabetes and other health problems. I mean come on. Let's give him a break.

:haha :haha

well, its not the worst thing that could have happened

ze monsta
05-26-2008, 05:51 AM
Christ his hands are gigantic
He's a big guy.

Firebread
05-26-2008, 10:44 PM
83 years and one bad solo? I wish I was that good.

Thefallofman
05-26-2008, 11:55 PM
ok that was painful. But the guy is 150 years old; he's suffering from diabetes and other health problems. I mean come on. Let's give him a break.
Have you seen him live? You'll forget the guy has an age.

imgooley
05-30-2008, 01:26 AM
It actually didn't sound too horrible. His tone is wonderful

Pink Zeptallica
05-30-2008, 07:38 AM
Have you seen him live? You'll forget the guy has an age.
Who cares we know what he meant.

blackflag206
06-03-2008, 02:28 PM
I found out the song is A# major and hes playing licks in Eb minor

I hate to break it to you, but A# Major and Eb Minor are not keys. I guess they are... but who would wanna right the extra flat and sharp. They're not standard keys is what I mean.

But yeah, maybe the audio got messed up. Who knows.

imgooley
06-03-2008, 03:48 PM
I hate to break it to you, but A# Major and Eb Minor are not keys. I guess they are... but who would wanna right the extra flat and sharp. They're not standard keys is what I mean.

But yeah, maybe the audio got messed up. Who knows.
What the hell are you talking about? Are you talking about key signatures? Because you can play those, and just call them by different names.

Thefallofman
06-03-2008, 10:33 PM
Who cares we know what he meant.
I know what he meant and disagree with it. I wouldn't blame age for this little mishap- it could happen to anyone. My point was that BB sounds amazing even being 82. His singing, tone and playing are as good as nearly anyone in their "prime".

ze monsta
06-04-2008, 02:52 PM
^Well said.

Jimmy94
06-04-2008, 03:29 PM
I hate to break it to you, but A# Major and Eb Minor are not keys. I guess they are... but who would wanna right the extra flat and sharp. They're not standard keys is what I mean.

But yeah, maybe the audio got messed up. Who knows.

What? I think you're confusing yourself because you're not making any sense.