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Free blues guitar lessons from Texas Blues Alley.

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    SRV’s Iconic “Tell Me” Lick

    SRV’s Iconic “Tell Me” Lick

    Here’s how to play that signature ascending lick from SRV’s song “Tell Me” off of his debut album “Texas Flood”. I taught this lick incorrectly a few years ago, and it’s actually simpler than I thought.

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    • 6 min
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    Track Your Progress And Celebrate Your Wins

    Track Your Progress And Celebrate Your Wins

    There is no feeling like looking back over your DOCUMENTED progress, a record of what you’ve worked on and accomplished. That feeling is the goal you need to keep in mind when you’re tempted to skip the simple step of writing down what you accomplished in your guitar study each day. Think of that feeling, and let the gravity of that satisfaction pull you through the chore of writing today’s work down.

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    • 19 min
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    Killer Blues Lick From Prince

    Killer Blues Lick From Prince

    Michael Palmisano turned me on to a video of Prince playing his song “Cream” on acoustic guitar, and there’s an awesome blues lick right in the middle that jumped out at me as soon as he played it.


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    • 7 min
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    This Vibrato Technique Makes You Sound More Like SRV

    This Vibrato Technique Makes You Sound More Like SRV

    Despite my best efforts to copy everything Stevie did, I somehow missed his downward vibrato technique. Later, when I noticed something was different, I just assumed there was no difference in sound between pulling and pushing the string. But in this lesson I’ll show you a few things about his downward vibrato technique that actually do make it sound different, and as a result, more like him.

    • 6 min
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    SRV Never Played This Hendrix Embellishment In Little Wing

    SRV Never Played This Hendrix Embellishment In Little Wing

    I used to think that if I studied Stevie Ray Vaughan, I’d learn to play like Jimi Hendrix at the same time, but that’s just not true. In this lesson I’ll show you an embellishment from Little Wing that SRV never played, and as a result, I never learned…. until now.

    • 5 min
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    You Don’t HAVE To Practice

    You Don’t HAVE To Practice

    Some of you (like me) will never be motivated to do anything by being told you “have” to do it. Not everyone is wired like a warrior, some you are explorers, and what’s going to motivate you is the opportunity to do something great, not pressure to be more disciplined. In this video I’ll talk about some of the ways that you can reframe how you think about guitar practice, turning it into something you “get” to do, rather than something you “have” to do.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Krytenoid ,

Best "how to" you'll find

Tried many, few rise to the top. This one puts everyone else below him. Nice work Anthony.

Xombie trim ,

Amazing

I've been a huge SRV fan from the first time I've heard him like many. Well before that I really never cared about soloing and he opened my world. Well after trying to learn from tablature for a while I gave up. Now years later I find this and it's been amazing

misterbunch2012 ,

excellent instruction!!!

I have improved my guitar licks within the first 5 minutes of these podcasts..the instructions are clear,the sound is great,and anthony is a great teacher..do yourself a favor and watch these podcasts..they will not dissapoint!..For intermediate players looking to improve their lead guitar playing these episodes are a must watch!!! 5 stars all the way!!!!

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