In this lesson you’ll learn how to play a bluesy lead over a slow blues in the key of A minor, similar to the B.B. King classic, “The Thrill Is Gone”. The lead is actually made up of licks from Albert King, Eric Clapton, and B.B. King as well – I wanted to put my own twist on things by combining influence. If you’re trying to do this on acoustic guitar, I recommend using light gauge strings for the bends.
Slow Walk Through
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Marey - Semper Wollmann says
i play this song whith my band in concert a splendid solo by the great and only one brian have a good day
beautiful……simply awesome again…..thanks Brian!
the most anticipated lesson yet, thank you 🙂
Brian, great lesson and I love the tone out of the Strat!
[email protected] says
Great job Brian! Accessible for advanced beginners and not so easy for advanced players.
Bobs Ultra-339 Electric Guitar Level 2 Vintage Sun says
Anyone having problems down loadin this lesson to an I-pad ?
Karel Van Gelder says
Beautiful Nice song brian
Michael Allen says
Thanks Brian. I love it!
changed internet modem now the premium parts of the lesson does not download?
I’m getting parts 1 and 3 without problem, but only getting sound on part 2 - no video. Anyone else have this problem?
@skypicke - try closing other tabs in your browser - that sometimes causes the sound issue that you’re describing
Rod T says
Oh yes! A very good value being a Premium Member! This is an Awesome lesson. Slow Blues!! More please!
Love this! Thanks Brian.
Excellent lesson. I’m also having drop out sound problems, but I installed Yosemite on my IMac and I’m having problems with everything. Don’t update if you don’t have to.
“If it isn’t broken leave it alone”.
Excellent!! I love this lesson! I really love your blues stuff. Thanks Brian
Love It!! I really enjoy when you take a theme ( Like BB) and add your own twist to it.
I just joined today and notice that see the part 1 only the part 2, can you please explain if it’s located in another video, thanks.
A. Minor says
Once again, you hit it out of the park, Brian. Beautiful playing.
Unable to view part 1 on I pad
@RobertBlower - try using Google Chrome on your iPad and see if that doesn’t resolve the issue, if not, it may be something with the wireless network - a firewall or antivirus setting.
Brian Belsey says
I really like these slow blues. Beautifully played and well taught as usual.
Very well played Brian, one of my favorite numbers.You have us working hard before xmas.What about a slow blues from Gary Moore like, Midnight Blues for the new year.
Thanks a lot for all the great pieces you gave us during the year.
Perfect Brian - this is exactly what I was looking for. I am still working on your last Eric Clapton lesson and trying to nail down a few bits but will move onto this BB King piece ASAP.
I do like it when you describe what guitar and effects you are using. I think your subscribers appreciate this feedback as we all wonder how such sounds are achieved.
please put the chords right above the volume bar so I can see where i’m at AND where I’m goin. It would also help as I wld know Im about to move into the 4 chord..or the turnaround or..whatever. Outta sight outta mind. I NEED VIZUAL. This is what I need from you teach…if not I will tape the chords to my PC that way I guess…otherwise they are just a sequence of notes. I realize as I ask you this how challenged I am at learning. sorry Brian
Brian just want to say thanks a million i always knew i could play
like this i just never had the wright teacher or method but thanks to
active melody my guitar vocabulary has grown immensely i still
cant believe im playing this stuff you and your website are the best
thing iv ever seen please don’t stop making these video lessons long live
Active Melody “ROCK ON”
Simply excellent! You have been so far the best teacher for me. I think that I am improving as it does not take as long to learn the lessons now. Of course not as good as you, but going in the right direction.
Happy holidays to you and your family, and to all the members
Great lesson….I will never get it. I am just a slow learner.
yeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssss!!!!!!!!! thanks brian
Love your lesons especially electric blues, but what do we do after that because I want to add on the kind of stuff that you playing for another thirty minutes l know you have a time restrain but wish the lesson were longer.
This was a tough one, but I’ve almost got it down. Can you give some indication to the level of difficulty in lessons? I still consider myself a total beginner but your lessons are getting me there. Getting it up to full speed with the jam track is whole other challenge. Love the lessons, you post new ones faster than I can possibly learn.
love your videos Brian - any chance you can teach the rhythm part of this lesson?
Nice lesson but you didn’t have to dress up for it
Great lesson Brian, I went out and bought the Boss BD-2 pedal great advice, and another nice toy! Happy New Year!!!
For me, this was the best lesson ever. And after about 3 weeks of practice, I can play it pretty well. It was exactly what I had in mind to learn to play when I went out and bought my very first electric guitar (Fender Strat) last July. And thanks to some of your earlier BB King stye lessons, I’m starting to be able to splice in some additional licks and end up with a longer song. This is so much fun I can hardly stand it!
Nothing better than your Chicago style lessons that focus on a particular tune. More, please.
Very nice, Brian. Fans of this may also want to check out the Doobie Brothers Dark-Eyed Cajun Woman.
[email protected] says
Sorry.. I didn’t read the whole page.
[email protected] says
This is one of the prettiest blues arrangements I’ve ever heard. I would love to have a 5 minute version on MP3 so I could listen to it in my car. I’ve always loved this tune but didn’t care that much for BBK’s version. Could you possibly make an MP3 and post it? I find it the best way to get the music in my head before trying to play it.
Would you mind including a video on how to strum this piece, please?
I know it may be a bit basic, but I would also like to know that part of the song.
Great Brian thanks for this one. Really shows how simple is best 🙂
Thanks Brian, this one will be fun to learn.
Wow! My guitar teacher just gave me this song to work on. Almost feels like cheating doing your lesson.
Great lesson, as all of them are! I am a premium member and have this question: Can the videos be downloaded like the mp3s and the tabs?
If not, will they always be accessible by signing in and going to lesson library??
Hefin C says
Please could you show us the rhythm part to this sometime ?
Michael F says
Way too kool…
Martin P says
Great lesson Brian,
Can we have some more please
Martin P says
I mean ‘more in a similar style’
Thanks again for these great lessons that you put out Brian.
Since becoming a subscriber my playing has improved so much.
philipp k says
so many great licks….thanks.
michal k says
thank you , great lesson ….. can you do a lesson on Sky is Cryin’ (the Gary BB Coleman version please)
Alexandre F says
“the thrill is gone” … it´s hard to play it feels great when you get it through the six strings , my favourite part it´s that Clapton lick at … A minor … so fluid and spiky at the same time with that open atmosphere well known from Eric Clapton. For me it was really a considerable challenge from the beginning to the end of it …Awsome vibe on my strat!
Stephen D says
Hi, enjoying trying to get to grips with this one, you’ve done a great job with the composition, it keeps me coming back.
Anybody know how to play the backing track rhythm guitar part?
Any chance you could come back and add the interactive, play along measures to this one, that we can slow down and do loops on? Thanks
Guy S says
Brilliant. Love it. Thank you
Martin P says
Still loving this piece Brian (almost got the first half) 🎵