Our new free lesson, B.B. King Style Lick, will teach you how to play like the great B.B. King. The lick touches on the precise technique choices that B.B. used to create his signature sound. Jody Worrell will teach you how to play the lick with step by step instruction. You will then have the opportunity to practice the lick along with a rhythm track so you can work on timing. If you haven’t really studied B.B.’s playing style before, this is a great way to get started. Go here to get the tab for this lesson.
Because our downloadable lessons contain several files, they are stored as .zip files. Unfortunately, this file type can’t be opened with the Android operating system out of the box.
The easiest option is to download the files to a desktop computer first and then transfer them to the Android device. Here is a quick guide to that process. You can then download and use the free MX Player App to play the Quicktime videos.
If you don’t have access to a computer, you can download and open the files directly to your device. The first step is to download the free ES File Explorer and MX Player apps from the Google Play Store.
Next you should go to the invoice you were emailed (you may need to check junk/spam to find it) and click on the download link. This will start the download and you can find a progress bar in the notification drawer on the top left of the screen. This will take a few minutes.
Once the download has completed, open the ES File Explorer App and click on the Download folder.
Click on the .zip file that you’ve just downloaded.
First, click “extract” from the bottom menu. Then choose where you want to save the file. I’ve chosen the /sdcard/ folder. Wait while the file unzips.
Navigate to the folder where you extracted the files. In my case, I can simply hit the back button all the way back.
Click on the Quicktime video file and then choose “open with MX Player”. To access these files again, just open ES File Explorer again and navigate to the extracted lesson folder.
Because our downloadable lessons contain several files, they are stored as .zip files. Unfortunately, this file type can’t be opened with the iOS operating system out of the box.
The easiest solution is to open the download on a desktop computer first. You can then sync the Quicktime video, pdf of the tabs, and mp3 tracks (if included) with your device using iTunes.
If you don’t have access to a computer, you can download and open the files directly to your device. The first step is to download the free WinZip app from the App Store.
Next you should go to the invoice you were emailed (you may need to check junk/spam to find it) and click on the download link. This will take you to a blank Safari screen that will stay in that state until the file has downloaded completely. There is no progress bar and because these are large files, you may have to wait 5-10 minutes or more for the file to download completely. Once the file downloads, you will see and icon displaying the name and size and also an option on the top right of the screen to “Open in WinZip”. Click on that link and wait again.
Once WinZip opens, click on “My WinZip Files”
Click on the file you want to open and wait for it to unzip
Click on the folder you want to open
You can now click on the individual files to open the lessons. To access these files again, just open up WinZip.
Our Fingerpicking Guitar Lessons package will teach you how to play fingerstyle guitar. This collection of downloadable video lessons covers right hand fingerstyle patterns that have been used in the classic folk songs of the 60′s and 70′s by artists like James Taylor. You will learn a wide variety of patterns that focus on different techniques. Some patterns will work better for playing guitar and singing at the same time. While others really highlight a walking bass line to add a clear melody. Each section of material is explained with step by step instruction in the video and comes with corresponding tablature in the accompanying pdf. If you’ve mainly restricted yourself to flatpicking and strumming, this is a great way to start branching out and creating a more diverse sound.