The Albert King Box – An Ultimate Guide

The Albert King Box – An Ultimate Guide

Learn how to bring the blues power, and recreate the soloing style of players like Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan


The Albert King Box – An Ultimate Guide

Albert King is one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time. He inspired a whole generation of blues guitarists, including most notably, Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Most of Albert King’s iconic guitar solos are played in just a single position of the fretboard, using only 5 notes.

These 5 notes have come to be affectionately named ‘The Albert King Box’. 

In this course I run through exactly what the Albert King Box is, how it works, and how you can use it to create solos in the style of Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others.

If you want to add some of that blues power to your playing, this is the course for you!

What you will learn:


In this first lesson we will cover what the Albert King Box is, how it works and how you can practically use it in your solos


Moving on, we will look at how you can use the Albert King Box to create an easy soloing framework you can use every time you improvise


Here we will cover how you can use the box shape as a way of creating smooth connections all over the fretboard


In this lesson we look at how Albert King and SRV use the box shape to build tension and momentum in their blues solos


To round up our analysis of the Albert King Box, we will cover a few dos and don’ts to help you solo effectively, every time you play


In this lesson you will learn a killer lick in the style of the song ‘Blues Power’


Here you will learn another opening style lick, that you can use every time you start a solo in the Albert King Box


Here we will learn how to create licks which build tension in the Albert King Box, by resolving then on the b7 interval


In this lesson we will look at a fast and furious lick in the style of SRV and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, which you can use to move across the fretobard


In this final lick, we will look at a smooth way you can move into the Albert King Box from the first shape of the minor pentatonic scale


In the final lesson of this course, you will learn the full solo that I play at the beginning of this course and how you can create similar ideas in your own improvisations

What you will find inside this course:

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My story

I have played guitar for over 20 years and have loved blues music for just as long.

5 years ago – after getting complacent with my practice and playing, I decided I wanted to push on with my playing.

I started to document my journey and share tips on gear, practice and playing.

To my joy, that helped to turn me into a full time Bluesman.

I have since gone on to work with hundreds of blues guitarists all over the world through the Blues Club and 1-2-1 coaching. 

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Course Includes

  • 11 Lessons