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Albert King Style - Same note different string
« on: August 04, 2011, 12:37:44 pm »
I'm just wondering if someone can clear up for me why you would use the same note but on a different string. Specifically I'm referring to the first few notes of the third line on the albert king style lead (page 1). Basically it is as follows:

e]--------5----
B]-----5----10
G]-7b---------

I can understand why you would use a different string if you are trying to move positions, but this lick seems futile to me. Why would you not just strum the 5th fret of the e string twice. Am I missing something?

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Re: Albert King Style - Same note different string
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 02:14:01 pm »
Am I missing something?


Oh Yes!
Oh Yes!
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It's called from the 1 to the 1.

It is a classic blues lick.
Don't you think it sounds great?
Different strings play the same 'note' but can have a different 'tone'.

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Re: Albert King Style - Same note different string
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 02:40:29 pm »
It does sound great. But to me it sounds just as good playing ...

e]-------5---5
B]-----5------
G]-7b--------

and without the hastle of the stretch. Especially as the next lick is based around position one again. That being ...

e]-5---------
B]---5-------
G]-----7-5-6  etc

But you are probably right. It's a tone thing and it's just my lazyness shining through :)

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Re: Albert King Style - Same note different string
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 02:37:39 pm »
You can bend the 8 to the 10 ;D Then you are still in position 1
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Re: Albert King Style - Same note different string
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 01:53:04 pm »
or you can have fun with slides...

e]--------5-----
B]-----5----8/10
G]-7b-----------

or just
e]-----5-------
B]--------8/10-
G]-------------



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Re: Albert King Style - Same note different string
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 09:58:12 am »
I've had the same question -
until I saw the lesson on vibrato.

Justin explains there that it's not that easy to get a good vibrato on the high E string,
as the string can slip off the neck while bending the string downwards (second video, from 4:15).

Maybe that's another reason the note is played on the 2nd string - to get a good vibrato.

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Re: Albert King Style - Same note different string
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 10:50:32 am »
I've had the same question -
until I saw the lesson on vibrato.

Justin explains there that it's not that easy to get a good vibrato on the high E string,
as the string can slip off the neck while bending the string downwards (second video, from 4:15).

Maybe that's another reason the note is played on the 2nd string - to get a good vibrato.

FWIW, Albert King played his Vs left-handed - so he didn't have a lot of trouble playing vibrato on the high E.

I'm just wondering if someone can clear up for me why you would use the same note but on a different string. Specifically I'm referring to the first few notes of the third line on the albert king style lead (page 1). Basically it is as follows:

e]--------5----
B]-----5----10
G]-7b---------

I can understand why you would use a different string if you are trying to move positions, but this lick seems futile to me. Why would you not just strum the 5th fret of the e string twice. Am I missing something?

I'm not certain why it's tabbed that way, but one reason might be that a lot of blues leads are played on the B and E string in the second pentatonic position and it's a good way to get used to moving between the 1st and second pentatonic position as it's done quite frequently.. Justin may have been trying to get us used to that transition.
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Re: Albert King Style - Same note different string
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 02:52:50 pm »
Sophie and close had it. 

You slide to the note you just played.  Sounds cool.

Justin even has a lesson on it in his blues licks lessons I believe.

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