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Old 05-15-2015, 11:50 AM
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At one time he had trouble playing and singing so he styled his music to place lyrics between licks. As far as chords he said he couldnt play chords as well as he should... Thats him judging himself on the level of the greatest blues players, not him saying he cant play chords.

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RIP BBK.
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Originally Posted by engifineer View Post
At one time he had trouble playing and singing so he styled his music to place lyrics between licks. As far as chords he said he couldnt play chords as well as he should... Thats him judging himself on the level of the greatest blues players, not him saying he cant play chords.

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This was a respected guitarist speaking. It was probably tantamount to your opinion. But no place for a difference. It just made me think most young kids pick up a guitar and start with chords. Wish I could have done it the other way round.
R.I.P. BB King.
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A limited guitar player in terms of technique I would agree, but amazing feel and tone which in my opinion is far better to have. Great singer, a true legend in music, RIP BB King.


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