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Guitar Techniques - - PLAY|STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN -

The cho­rus al­ter­nates be­tween e9 and B9 chords. The A chord in bar 31 can be played with a thumb bass note – as Ste­vie would have done. There is a cool B mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic riff in bar 32 that’s played in uni­son with the band. This takes us into the gui­tar solo.

The solo is played over a 12-bar blues form us­ing the chords B9-e9-F#9. The first 12-bar cho­rus fea­tures some fully com­mit­ted blues-rock solo­ing util­is­ing the first and sec­ond boxes of the mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic. Learn­ing th­ese licks will really help un­lock some key SRV trade­marks. Bar 38 is a time­less Al­bert King-style phrase and bar 39 con­tains the clas­sic SRV method of ne­go­ti­at­ing po­si­tion changes.

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