Freddie’s Influence

This course will teach you how to solo like Freddie King in three different song styles.


Freddie’s Influence

Freddie King played as hard as Albert, as soft as B.B., and at times faster than either of them. His speed and complex bending made his style easy to recognize but difficult to learn.

I’ve collected licks from many of Freddie’s performances. Licks that capture the intensity, feeling, power and flat-out speed of his playing.

Featured Videos

  • Lesson 1

    This is the exact solo that you’ll learn in Lesson 1.

  • Lesson 2

    This is the exact solo that you’ll learn in Lesson 2.

  • Lesson 3

    This is the exact solo that you’ll learn in Lesson 3.

Included With This Course

Here what's included when you buy this course, or watch it online.

  • Lesson Videos
  • Tablature
  • Backing Track
  • Fretboard Diagrams

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Freddie’s Influence
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Includes downloadable course materials for all eight Influences Courses:

  • Albert's Influence
  • Freddie's Influence
  • B.B.'s Influence
  • Jimi's Influence
  • Jimi's Influence Vol. 2
  • Mayer's Influence: Bring Me Down
  • Clapton's Influence: Crossroad Blues
  • Clapton's Influence: Old Flame
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Lesson Details

  • Lesson 1
    Lesson 1: Slow Blues

    Learn a fierce 36 bar slow blues solo in the style of Have You Ever Loved A Woman. There's a lot of intensity, power and speed in this solo.

    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track
  • Lesson 2
    Lesson 2: Swing Blues

    Hideaway is usually performed as a mid-tempo blues number, but sometimes Freddie played it a lot faster. That's what the solo in this song is inspired by.

    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track
  • Lesson 3
    Lesson 3: Rockin' Blues

    The solo taught in this lesson is inspired by the frenetic, gospel-tinged renditions of Goin' Down that Freddie King played live. There's also a few of my favorite licks from Me and My Guitar in there as well.

    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track

Course Features

We put a lot of work into making these courses easy to follow, but most importantly effective. Here's a list of features this course offers.

  • Lick-By-Lick Organization

    Learning a long solo is hard, so I break long solos into individual licks. Each lick is taught individually, and you'll always know where you're at.

    The tabs clearly mark where each lick starts, so you can easily find the right spot.

  • Note-For-Note Teaching

    When I teach a solo, I don't simply play the lick and expect you to figure it out - I call out each note by string and fret number.

    This method takes longer, but I want to make sure you know exactly what to play.

  • Organized Lesson Format

    Each solo in this course is taught in a similar format. The solo is broken into individual licks and each lick is taught the same way.

    • First, you see a demonstration of the lick.
    • Then, you see that same demo at 50% speed.
    • Then I teach you the lick note-for-note
  • Chapter Markers

    Long videos are hard to navigate, so we put chapter markers throughout, making it easier for you to skip to the section of the video you were last watching.

    Our DVDs also have these chapter markers, you can skip around a lesson video using the Next and Previous controls.

  • Player's Perspective

    The videos in this course are shot from the over-the-shoulder perspective that you'd use if you were trying to watch what someone was playing. This view allows you to take what you see and more easily translate it to your own guitar neck.

  • Progression Counter

    Our Progression Counter shows you exactly where you are in the chord progression during each lick of the solo. It also shows you which beat the licks start and end on. This incredibly useful tool is shown in each solo demonstration of this course.

  • Tablature

    This course comes with GuitarPro (and PDF) tablature. If you own the GuitarPro software, you can open and play these tablature files.

    To make the tablature easier to navigate, I've inserted labels that clearly mark where each lick starts. These lick numbers match the lick numbers in the lesson videos.

  • Instant Downloads

    As soon as you buy this course, you'll be able to download a zip file containing the entire course. The files are not encrypted, locked, or protected in any way. You own them forever.

    • If this course includes tablature, it will be provided in GuitarPro and PDF Format.
    • If this course includes a backing track, it will be provided in MP3 format.
  • iPads / Tablets

    Because we use standard video and audio formats, you can download our courses onto iPads, or other tablets. You just need an app (like Goodreader) that can download and unzip files.