One of the three Kings of the Blues Guitar!
Freddie King, the least known a the three kings, Freddie was Clapton‘s favorite.
His legendary instrumental’s The Stumble and Hide Away has been imitated by most aspiring blues guitar players. Freddie recorded many more and became known for it.
One of Freddie’s most notable instrumental recording we find in The Stumble, a 1962 recording which was one of 30 instrumental songs he recorded with producer/pianist Sonny Thompson.
Perhaps not as well known as Hide Away, The Stumble does present a great challenge for the budding blues player.
As with all learning of the guitar, the deeper you dig, the more you’ll find. Should you want to learn to become a better blues guitarist, aim to imitate every nuance of Freddie’s playing as you copy him.
Only once you’ve properly nailed it, should you let it go.
The Stumble – Chords & Guitar Lessons
In order to understand the scales used we must break it all down into licks and analyze them individually.
First of all, the head is in the key of E, so make sure you can see the E minor and major pentatonic scale shapes clearly before you start.