Stevie Ray Vaughan Songs

Stevie Ray Vaughan
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"The Sky Is Crying" is a widely-covered blues standard; in this tutorial we're going to take a look at Stevie Ray Vaughan's powerful version of the song. We'll break down some key elements in his playing style, take you through some tricky spots, and finally play through the whole song "note for note". Take anything you like from this blues classic and use it in your own playing!

Published: 10/27/2009

In this tutorial we'll be breaking down and playing through the classic Stevie Ray Vaughan song "Come On Baby (Let The Good Times Roll)". This song is a four and a half minute long goldmine of the Stevie Ray Vaughan vocabulary, and we'll break down every note he plays. I'm gonna walk you through his right hand rhythm technique and both of the rockin' solos. And since this song is very fast and challenging, I'll also play through both solos at a slower tempo, so you get a chance to pick up every little detail.

Published: 06/30/2010

In this series of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will take you note-by-note through "Crossfire", by Stevie Ray Vaughan. After introducing the song, Anders will look at the gear and tones then do a breakdown of the form and harmony. This song is mostly licks, fills, and soloing; Anders will teach you the licks in the intro, verse, chorus, bridge, and outro, and every phrase in the solo. We'll finish up with a play along performance, then you'll play with the "band".

Published: 02/06/2013

In this series of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you "Willie the Wimp", made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan. Anders will talk about the song as a whole then get into the tones; then it's on to the progression, riff, and lead-ins. The harmony rhythm guitar line is up next, then we're on to the first solo. We'll follow that with the outro solo, then do a play along; you'll take over and play the song by yourself in the jam along.

Published: 04/22/2013

Mike will show you all the elements of this barn burner from the boogie based rhythm work, to the Texas shuffle groove to the killer bluesy lead work.

Published: 04/12/2016

Anders will teach you the iconic blues-rock song "Mary Had A Little Lamb", as made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan. This is a really fun song, packed with classic SRV blues/rock vocabulary, and even though this song is somewhat short and concise, there's rhythm and lead material enough in it to last you a lifetime. This song is performed as a "power trio" meaning the guitar only has bass and drums backing it up, and it's the perfect exercise in seamless switching between rhythm and lead playing as well as strumming and single note picking.

Published: 07/03/2018

Dave will show you the great blues guitar parts in this uptempo tune that has a swing shuffle feel, a great solos and plenty of tasty guitar licks throughout.

Published: 10/11/2019