Riley B King chord phrasing clinic

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    How can you not love that guy?
     
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    if you check out late 50s-late 70s BB, he knows a lot more than most people suppose.
     
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    indeed. i posted this (&, really, the whole thing is worth watching), cuz some one in another thread claimed that King didn't know anything beyond to basic pentatonic scale . . . and . . . no.
     
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    Interesting. I never studied BB much but the first two chords are fave's of mine.

    That first chord he shows is one of my favorites too. Often called "?m7b5". I use it often rather than a 9th. It has some dissonance in it, if you inverted it somehow it wouldn't sound right.

    The third chord I often use as a Cmaj7 alternate. (G6)
     
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    Live in Japan is pretty phenomenal. Also Spotlight on Lucille and Live in Kansas City.
     
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    i like the live in africa vids, but i wish they'd taped the shows that became together for the first time ESPECIALLY "i like to live the love"
     
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    I don't really understand what you say.
    I have a 42 minute film of that live in Africa show.
     
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    Wonderful.
     
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    As many bluesman he might not have a full understanding of the harmony but he uses his ears and study very closely T Bone Walker, Lonnie Johnson and Charlie Christian. As long as it sounds good we're good to go ;)
     
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    i meant the recording session for the bb king and bobby bland album
     
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    Oh, really?

    I see.
     
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    Yeah, great sound.

    That 9 chord is a rootless voicing: 3 b7 9 5
    Same notes as the (rooted) m7b5: 1 b5 b7 b3
    So in the key of F, C9 no root = Em7b5

    Same idea with that G6 and Cmaj7 no root.

    It's really endless. We'll never run out of things to learn and 'own,' I think!

    Matt Schofield is heavily influenced by BB. You can hear it i how upbeat and bright (emotionally) his music is, plus a lot of similar moves and voicings.
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    Yeah, that's the weird thing about that ?m7b5 chord, there's no root in it, it's a bit dissonant like a maj7 chord which has the root and a flat together, but they are separated enough to give that "feel".!!
     
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    yeah, i would love to see the audience sing-along part of "I like to live the love"

     
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