Truefire - Anthony Stauffer's 50 Monster SRV Licks You Must Know (2014)
“That kid woke the blues back up.” - Buddy Guy. 500 years from now, the blues will still be very much alive. As they are prone to do today, musicologists, critics and blues aficionados will still be crafting top-ten blues guitarist lists and debating who was the greatest of them all. Meanwhile, students of guitar just like us will be copping SRV licks because there will never be an artist who has had as much impact and influence on electric blues guitar as Stevie Ray Vaughn.
“The greatest blues guitarist of his generation.” - Mick Jagger
SRV’s extraordinary guitar prowess, soulfulness and musicality fuse into a distinct style of electric blues guitar all of its own. A style that every blues guitarist covets and every student of blues guitar works hard at emulating.
“The American blues guitarist par excellence.” - Jeff Beck
Learning SRV ’s licks note-for-note will only get you halfway there, but understanding the underlying harmonic approaches and technical construction of those licks will take you all the way home. And that’s precisely how Anthony Stauffer approaches his presentation of 50 Monster SRV Licks You MUST Know.
“He played his complete self through that guitar. “ - Lonnie Mack
Anthony delivers so much more than a versatile, head-turning collection of SRV-inspired lickage — the course reveals the underlying vocabulary, signature phrasing, right and left-hand techniques and harmonic approaches that power Stevie Ray Vaughn’s consummate chops and distinctive sound.
“He was like water, constantly drippin' with rhythm.” - BB King
“Stevie Ray Vaughan had soulfulness, timing and great phrasing. He also had a massive amount of speed. That speed can be really intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. We're going to dissect SRV’s monster phrases to learn how Stevie assembles his longer lightning-speed phrases from the smaller, building block phrases in his vocabulary. Getting those up to speed and then connecting them is the key to mastering the SRV style.”
Everything he played flowed straight from heaven.“ - Eric Clapton
Anthony will guide you through SRV soloing approaches for seven different grooves ranging from slow blues to uptempo shuffles, blues-rock feels and funky blues, and of course laid-back shuffles and ballads.
“He was absolutely 100-proof, pure blues.” - Greg Allman
Anthony will demonstrate the lick over rhythm tracks for musical context, and then break it down for you with special emphasis on technique, harmonic approach, and how the lick is constructed. All 50 licks are tabbed and notated, plus you’ll get Guitar Pro files as well (Windows & Mac compatible). You’ll also get all of the rhythm tracks to work with on your own.
“This kid's going to shake the whole world up.” - John Lee Hooker
Good news. You don’t have to wait 500 years to start copping that SRV style. Grab your guitar and click now!