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The BB King Box

By Darren DeFranco


Hey guys,

In today’s lesson we’re going to learn about the BB King box, an area of four notes that can built off of the main position of the pentatonic scale. Though named after BB King, thousands of guitar players have used this simple four note box to create some of the most wailing, heart wrenching lead parts of all time. Whether you play blues, rock, metal, or anything else, the BB King box is a must know position for any player.

Enjoy the lesson and let us know if you have any questions!


Memorize where the BB King box is in relation to the root 6 pentatonic scale and practice moving into and out of it. Working with a backing track would definitely be a plus!



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