A little bonus Stevie Ray post.
No body plays Jimi Hendrix like Jimi Hendrix…well except Stevie Ray Vaughan!
Guitarist, Composer, Instructor
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I think most of you who read this blog would agree music is the best ‘drug’ of all time…including our beloved morning coffee.
This series has been and will continue to be a public service for those of you trying to cut your caffeine intake, by enjoying some fast/energetic music….
…Or for those of you looking to enhance that morning cup.
This song is not particularly fast, but, energetic… absolutely! Great solo from the legendary, and taken too soon from us, Stevie Ray Vaughan. RIP Aug 27, 1990
One of my favorite SRV stories is about his calluses. The story is that he practiced so much they would literally fall off. Well if you know how pink the skin is when you lose a blister you know how tender that skin is! No way you can play guitar on that…unless you are Stevie Ray Vaughan and you just super glue the loose calluses back on your fingertips. That is dedication to practicing for sure!
I always like to relay this to my beginning students as they work through the tender finger stage.
RIP “My ol friend!” SRV, August 27, 1990
I wrote an earlier post regarding SRV’s tragic plane crash in 1990. But today we can celebrate his birthday.
October 3, Stevie would have turned 58!
SRV’s classic cover of Jimi Hendrix’ “Little Wing”
Hello There My Ol’ Friend…
22 Years without SRV’s physical presence but his music is always here to stay…
Never met a note he didn’t command!