On March 31st I announced the transition to Texas Blues Alley (watch it here if you missed it…).

But WHEN is it launching? And WHAT will you need to do on that day? Good questions.

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Texas Blues Alley Hey folks,

By now you’ve probably seen the video announcing the StevieSnacks transition to Texas Blues Alley that’s going to happen in about two weeks, closer to the middle of April. I wanted to write a few notes about the transition to clarify a few things, and to help you prepare for the transition.

If you haven’t already watched the video, please watch it first so that you’ll understand the questions that I answer below.

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Of course I love every lesson on this site, but even I recognize that certain lessons are wildly more popular than others. Out of my entire catalog of over 150 free lessons, here are the 20 lessons that the most people watched during 2013. Enjoy grin

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This was my third trip to the big show, and it did not disappoint. I saw plenty of cool stuff and met with people I never see outside of these shows. First the gear, then the people.

This is just a sampling of what I saw, things that caught my eye.

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Where My Head Is At

12/31/2013

As 2013 comes to a close, I wanted to share something with all of you that I think about often.

It matters to me that you know exactly where my head is. The success of this site outgrew my comfort zone long ago. I cannot explain it, rationalize it, or justify it.

I want you to know that my primary motivation is not new gear, money, or growing my minor internet fame. Those things are just side-effects of what really matters. What I care about is being a good steward of this impossibly perfect situation.

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I am extremely proud to announce the release of my final lessons for 2013, and the last set of lessons in the SRV Style Solo Matrix - Slight Return.

As the name suggests, these lessons were create to teach you the style of soloing heard in SRV’s cover of the Hendrix song Voodoo Child (slight return). I’ve played along with that recording hundreds of times, and spent many hours studying his soloing on that track.

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Fly On Lessons In The Style Of SRV’s Little Wing

It gives me great pleasure to introduce a new set of lessons into the SRV Style Solo Matrix entitled Fly On.

You all know that SRV’s cover of Little Wing is an anthem that has been studied by guitar players around the world. I’ve spent more than a few hours studying that song myself, learning the nuances, trying to make my strings sound like his.

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Preorder Information

A lot of people pre-ordered this lesson, and for some, this was your first purchase. This pre-order is a bit different than some of my other lessons, so I’m going to explain how you actually “get” what you bought, and when.

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StevieSnacks At 6

I don’t often look back at what has unfolded over the past 6 years. I think about it, but I don’t study it. But today is the sixth anniversary of my first YouTube video, and I wanted to create something that captures the fantastic story of this site and how it got to where it is today.

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Over 1100 people entered the lesson giveaway for the new lessons (available today), and the 20 random winners are:

  • Martin Edelmann
  • Kenneth Rayner
  • Burton Jones
  • Brandy Daugherty
  • Zack Snyder
  • Jeff Godoy
  • Tom D’Agostino
  • Jake Millis
  • Walter Cleary III
  • Chris Miller
  • Josh Evitt
  • Larry North
  • Robert O’Brien
  • Geoff Clegg
  • Ty Reed
  • Ron Munday
  • George Pappas
  • Nino White
  • Eric Backman
  • Daniel Creamer

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone that entered. If you’re one of the random winners you’ll be getting an email later today with download instructions.

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StevieSnacks is moving to Texas Blues Alley. Read more here...