In this lesson I show you how to play an Albert Collins style lead guitar solo. I have listened to Albert’s stuff for years and tried to learn some of the licks many years ago, but while creating this lesson I was surprised at 1) just how much of my playing was inspired by Albert and 2) how difficult it is to play it the way he does. When you watch him play he makes it look so effortless.. using just his thumb and pointer finger, his strap over his right shoulder – it just looks like might be playing casually, but then you analyze what he’s doing and it really is amazing. I’ve pulled some various licks from live recordings of his to piece together this solo, so that there are no copyright infringements.Also, for the tone, Albert played on a Telecaster with a Humbucker pickup – so to get closer to the sound I’m using my Gibson ES-335 in this lesson. Also, the sound is pretty heavy (lots of overdrive) – I’m using a Boss BD-2 Bluesdriver pedal for that, and also using a lot of reverb (as he did). Hopefully you’ll have fun with this lesson – feel free to post a comment if you have a question.