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FREDDIE KING!

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by charlie chitlin, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I want a band like that!
    Gatemouth on rhythm!!
     
  2. BopT

    BopT Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 6, 2011
    Chicago
    Mighty fine!
     
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  3. paratus

    paratus Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Dec 2, 2010
    Michigan
    And he can sing too!
     
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  4. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    We can only aspire to such greatness.
     
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  5. Jakeboy

    Jakeboy Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sedalia, MO
    Such a badass!
     
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  6. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    The vast majority of what he plays is in one position.
    There's so much available there.
    It never gets boring...not when he did it, anyway...
     
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  7. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Nov 5, 2006
    Iowa City, IA
    I've been thinking about this. Actually, I'm thinking about how each of our favorite blues players approaches the content of a solo. In Freddie's case, he like to play a stinging fragment repeatedly to build tension.

    As far as position playing, BB's playing in one position has always fooled me, because of the way he substitutes notes and plays interesting interval combinations.
     
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  8. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    For me, the big take-away in Freddie's playing is how he stops a note in a way that makes it as important as hitting one.
     
  9. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    One of my big eye-openers with BB is how he plays the same box in 3 different positions and mixes major and minor.
    In A it's
    ---5---7---

    ---5---7---
    on the E and B strings;
    then he takes it up to --8---10---
    then again up to --10---12--
    The whole thing opened up for me when I discovered that.
     
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  10. Telecasterless

    Telecasterless Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 29, 2011
    los angeles
    So does/did he always use a thumbpick and an index fingerpick? I thought he used fingertips mostly, I guess not. Can't think of many players who use the slip on picks for both finger and thumb. Isn't that a banjo-type thing?
     
  11. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    AFAIK, always the thumb and fingerpick.
    You can hear that he plays certain intervals with string jumps that would fall easily under the right hand like that.
    Freddie King made me notice that I was playing way too many notes that were right next to each other and I needed some bigger interval jumps to spice things up.
     
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  12. Greggorios

    Greggorios Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Thanks for posting. So much musical history sprang from Freddie and his contemporaries. Can't get enough.
     
  13. tele_pathic

    tele_pathic Friend of Leo's

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    that's fantastic! I'm a huge fan of the Texas Cannonball!
     
  14. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Man...I wanna BE Freddie King!
    Huge band rolling like a freight train....GO-GO GIRLS, YO!
     
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  15. mgreene

    mgreene Tele-Holic

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    Jan 27, 2010
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    That looks an awful lot like Billy Cox (Jimi) on bass.
     
  16. beninma

    beninma Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I think there was something else too.. differing materials for the thumb pick vs finger picks.. metal thumb and plastic fingers or something.
     
  17. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Yup. That King sting comes from the metal pick.
    Great option to have.
    Metal or plastic for this note?
     
  18. Elmore

    Elmore Tele-Holic

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    Dec 18, 2011
    Atlanta
    Just wow. He does Clapton style better than Clapton. The way he plays is like a person talking to you. Too good.
     
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  19. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    northwest
  20. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    northwest
    Clapton was a big fan of FK. San Ho Zay was one of the first songs I learned as a kid. I love to play a few of FK's songs, especially Livin on the Highway or Big Legged Woman. But have trouble finding people to play it with me as the drummer and bassist seem to have never heard it and miss the changes!
     
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