5-minute blues guitar lesson: Learn to play the BB King 'Zinger'

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Guitar skills (opens in new tab): The original BB King ‘Zinger’ as it’s known simply slides down from a high root note of whatever key you’re in, nearly always somewhere high up on the first string.

It’s a really effective trick that can help break up pentatonic scale pattern ideas. Just make sure you’ve got a solid lick up your sleeve to follow it with.

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