How to Play Fast Blues Licks on Guitar
Ever want to learn how to play fret burning fast licks like Stevie Ray, and Joe Bonamassa? We’ll if you’ve been practicing your scales like good little boys and girls, this video tutorial is for you. Marty Schwartz and his Gibson ES-335 take you through how to play like a blues great who drank a ton of “coffee”. Incidentally Marty picked up that beautiful guitar at 30th Street Guitars here in NYC. They have a shop that’s a guitar players dream. Located at 234 West 27 Street in New York City. Check them out if in the area.
The most refreshing part of Marty’s approach to teaching guitar in in my opinion is how he states, around the 6 min mark, that it’s not just about exactly replicating some cool solo you heard, really it’s about developing your own way of playing. The chorus here is practice, practice, practice.
If you truly want to learn to play like Stevie Ray, there are a ton of sites where you can find additional instruction. We found this one by Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, no less. There was also a very informative series of pages from the people at Your Guitar Academy. Lastly, at least on this particular list, from Best Blues Guitar Lessons on Line we found a page chock full of tutorials and videos.
No lie, we also found a book on Amazon called
Play like Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Ultimate Guitar Lesson Book with Online Audio Tracks