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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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
Here’s a brief update on what’s coming over the next few weeks at StevieSnacks. There will be a pair of Solo Matrix lesson sets released on Monday Sept. 30th.
Shooting Cold - in the style of Cold Shot
The Weather - in the style of Couldn’t Stand The Weather
Both are very popular SRV songs, and if you love those songs I’m pretty sure you’ll love these lessons. As with all the Solo Matrix lessons, each song style will be represented by 3 different lessons- beginner, intermediate, and advanced.Read more...
Nashville is a guitar town and the perfect place for a gathering of amp, guitar and pedal builders. That’s exactly what happened this past weekend at the 2013 Nashville Amp & Gear Expo.
All but five of the eleven hotel floors were full of amps, pedals, guitars, speakers, microphones, and just about anything else related to guitar. Attending a show like this is like living in the world’s best guitar store for a weekend.
Some personal highlights from the show…Read more...
We’re only two parts into this series of posts and already the questions are beginning to surface. Most of these questions would be answered by future posts, but I’m going to interrupt the flow a bit to address them now.Read more...
What is the reason for the amount of criticism towards guitar players who sound like Stevie Ray Vaughan? That’s the question I’m addressing in this series of posts.
In Part 1 I began to lay a foundation. Today I’ll add more bricks, but let me skip ahead and give you the full point that I’m building to.
One of the reason that certain people have come to despise players who emulate Stevie Ray Vaughan is because those kinds of players, including yours truly, have vastly overrated our own skill in the entire spectrum of guitar music.Read more...
“People who criticize what I do are jealous because I’m a better guitar player than they are”.
When I first heard The Sky Is Crying in the summer of ‘95, the sound of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s playing cut deep into my soul. It cut so deep that it changed my direction as a guitar player.
As a college student with no car, almost no money, and very few people skills, I was isolated. No one could teach me what I heard on that album so I taught myself. With reckless abandon, I put Stevie’s music under the microscope and studied his playing with incredible focus.
The internet was still young, YouTube didn’t exist, and I was blissfully unaware of the ****-storm of criticism that was waiting for me.Read more...