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Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Huge tone, huge feel

SRV's unique brand of Texas blues is a must-learn for any blues guitarist, this course will guide you through it. You'll be tackling his quick lead playing and his dynamic slow blues, as well as his rhythm and chord techniques! We'll also show you how to bring these elements together alongside a variety of blues backing tracks. Our SRV course is perfect for deepening your understanding of blues guitar.

In the world of blues guitarists there's no one quite like SRV

Dan Holton

A versatile Texas bluesman

We start with a high-energy Texas-style solo in the key of E blues, emphasizing speed, Texas licks, and soloing rhythm. We also study Stevie Ray Vaughan's powerful rhythm playing, breaking it down gradually to capture his distinctive tone. The final section challenges you with an SRV-inspired solo over a slow 12-bar blues, showcasing his dynamic style.


21 HD videos

Full lesson notes

Backing tracks

Supporting diagrams

Interactive guitar tab

This course includes the following 5 units:

Unit 1

Pride & Happiness

We kick off our SRV course with a fast paced, no nonsense Texas style solo! We root ourselves firmly in the key of E blues and work on developing speed, Texas licks and rhythm within your soloing.

Lesson 1Pride & Happiness

Lesson 2Lick 1-2

Lesson 3Lick 3-4

Lesson 4Lick 5-7

Lesson 5Lick 8-9

Unit 2

The Texas Shuffle

Soloing is only one aspect of SRV's monumental sound, the other being his aggressive and intense rhythm playing. We will take the Texas style track we learnt in the previous section, except this time tackle the rhythm side.

Lesson 6"Texas Shuffle"

Lesson 7Part 1

Lesson 8Part 2

Lesson 9Part 3

Lesson 10Adding The Texas Back In

Unit 3

Slow Texas Blues

Now we've covered SRV's 100 mile an hour style tracks, let's take it back a notch and look at how the master works over a slow blues. We start by looking at the typical chords he would play over a 12 bar and how to play licks within those chords.

Lesson 11"Slow Texas Blues"

Lesson 12The Chords

Lesson 13Part 1

Lesson 14Part 2

Lesson 15Putting It Together

Unit 4

Texas Storm

In our final section we take the slow 12 bar blues we learnt previously and tackle an awesome Stevie Ray Vaughan style solo which will push you to the limit of your blues playing. The solo makes use of Stevie Ray Vaughan's incredible dynamic playing.

Lesson 16"Texas Storm"

Lesson 17Lick 1-2

Lesson 18Lick 3-4

Lesson 19Lick 5-6

Lesson 20Lick 7-8

Unit 5

Getting The Tone

Chris takes you through all the guitars, amps and pedals we used to get an accurate Stevie Ray Vaughan tone. Yes, tone is generally in the fingers, but there is only so much you can do without some of these key bits of gear!

Lesson 21Getting The Tone - Stevie Ray Vaughan

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