#1
What is characteristic about the way B.B. King writes blues? Mostly twelve-bar blues? Basically : what kind of blues does he play?

I don't need stuff that contains anything that has to do with how he solos etc.
I've got that all covered

Thanks in advance
#2
The only B.B King song that isn't in the 12 bar form that comes to mind is "The Thrill is Gone". As for a specefic style, he developed it from different styles he was exposed to growing up. I remember watching an interview once and he said that he was influenced alot by gospel music, which is evident in his music. (to an extent anyway). Thats about all i know. Someone older and wiser will tell you more.
#4
Quote by hamacker
The only B.B King song that isn't in the 12 bar form that comes to mind is "The Thrill is Gone". As for a specefic style, he developed it from different styles he was exposed to growing up. I remember watching an interview once and he said that he was influenced alot by gospel music, which is evident in his music. (to an extent anyway). Thats about all i know. Someone older and wiser will tell you more.


Actually, I do believe The Thrill Is Gone is in the 12 bar blues
#5
Wasnt there just a thread on wether or not The Thrill Is Gone is 12-bar blues? Infact, its still fresh on the main page. I feel like its just the same threads being made over and over again lately...

EDIT: Wait, it was YOU who made that other thread, Simon4392. Come on man.. keep your discussions in the same thread. Dont start a new thread if you're still talking about the same topic.
Last edited by SuburbanCowboy at Feb 15, 2007,
#6
Quote by ledhed68
Actually, I do believe The Thrill Is Gone is in the 12 bar blues



It is. I haven't looked at it in a while actually. I thought i remembered somthing about my guitar teacher telling me it wasn't back when i still took lessons. But its great to know that i have made a great first impression on all of you .
#7
it might be 12 bars, but its not a I IV V progression. im not sure without listening to the song, but i think the turn around, in the key of Am is, (though im not even sure of the key,) F7, E7, and Am.