Guitar Riffs from Stevie

There are many acoustic blues guitar riffs inspired by the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn. If you want to learn a cool riff, here is one which is inspired by Stevie.

For this particular riff, we are going to use the E minor pentatonic scale as a basis. If you are not familiar with this scale, I’ll put it to you this way. If you pick the strings openly, we’ll label that as 1. Starting from the 1st to the 3rd fret, we’ll label that as 2, 3 and 4, respectively. Starting from the 6th string, move down through the strings using this sequence: 1-4, 1-3, 1-3, 1-3, 1-4, 1-4. That makes up your E minor pentatonic scale.

Using the chromatic notes based on the E minor pentatonic scale, start executing the riff by picking the 2nd fret of the 5th string; then the 1st fret of the 4th string; then the 2nd fret of the 4th string; back to the second fret of the 5th string; then give the E chord a couple of strums.

Stevie Ray Vaughn likes to mix up his guitar riff patterns. Try doing the same by playing this guitar riff on the E chord then move over to an A. Later on you can make your own variation based on this guitar riff. Guitar riffs are easy to learn. But practice makes perfect.

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One Response to Guitar Riffs from Stevie
  1. Blues Licks Master
    August 5, 2011 | 6:32 am

    Nice playing man! Did you really know SRV?

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