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Stevie Ray Vaughan's 10 Greatest Guitar Moments

For someone who spent a mere seven and a half years as a heavy player on the world stage, Texas guitar-slinger Stevie Ray Vaughan left behind a wealth of recorded material—and one hell of a legacy.In that blink of an eye between his incongruous appearance on David Bowie’s Let’s Dance in 1983 and his death in a freak helicopter crash in 1990, Vaughan unleashed four indispensable studio albums... …

Tommy Emmanuel's Jaw-Dropping Acoustic 12-Bar Blues

If there's anyone who can shred on acoustic guitar with jaw-dropping effect, it's Tommy Emmanuel.Hailing from Australia, yes, he has an excellent accent, and yes, he can put your fingerstyle moves to shame. But check out this video of a 12-bar blues. Here he runs through Arthur Smith's "Guitar Boogie" and "Stevie's Blues," a song he wrote for the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan.You might be... …

Forgotten Guitar: A Close-up Look at Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Number One” Strat

In November 2003, Fender announced that 100 Stevie Ray Vaughan “Number One” replica Strats would be made by its Custom Shop (all by John Cruz), priced at $10,000 each.A few months before, Fender (with Stevie’s brother Jimmie overseeing proceedings) was able to get a hands-on look at the original instrument, with the goal of painstakingly matching every minor element of the famous guitar using... …

How to Play Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy” Sliding Chords

A guitar solo is the highlight of any Stevie Ray Vaughan song, and the solos he performed in his 1983 hit “Pride and Joy” are among his finest.One of the best moments comes when he plays a series of sliding chords that move up the neck. In this video, Anthony Stauffer from Texas Blues Alley demonstrates the technique Stevie used, climbing the neck by moving from one pentatonic box to the next.... …

Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan Play "Frosty" in 1989

About three and a half years ago, Shout! Factory released a very cool DVD called A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert.The disc documents a rarely seen 1989 Washington Convention Center concert celebrating the inauguration of George H.W. Bush.The video on the DVD is so rare that it was considered lost for more 20 years before being rediscovered eight years ago... …

How to Master the Habits of Stevie Ray Vaughan

When you hear certain guitar players, you just “know.” Whether it’s the nuance of a half-step bend, the subtle pick slide between phrases or the mammoth single-coil scream invading your eardrums, some guitarists have an unmistakable voice. ... …

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