Guitar Techniques: Texas Style Blues

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Time to get in line for some basic blues rhythm techniques, courtesy of Stevie Ray Vaughan It’s time to learn a blues rhythm guitar technique, similar to the one used by Stevie Ray Vaughan in Pride And Joy from Texas Flood (1983). It basically consists of a walking bass part on the bass strings punctuated by short open string stabs on the upper More...

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