Freddie King - Sweet Home Chicago - slow
Freddie King - Sweet Home Chicago - full tempo
October 25, 2018
Sweet Home Chicago - Freddie King
Freddie King gives us this week’s lick, from his DVD Live in Europe. You may be able to find it on youtube. The lick begins at around 2:20. You can use Freddie’s fingerings – just watch closely.
The lick starts with a pickup to the IV (A7) chord and uses notes that are found in the chord. Look at the shape you play after the 2-note pickup, and you’ll see an A major chord, to which you add the 9th (B on the 1st string, 7th fret), and the b 7th (G on the 2nd string, 8th fret), along with chromatic passing tones. After that, it moves down to a mix of the E pentatonic minor scale at E7 chord tones.
This is a really driving, exciting lick, so try to keep that in mind while you play it.