Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan

How to play Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Written by the great Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pride and Joy appeared on his first album Texas Flood released in 1983. The song is a standard 12-Bar Blues Shuffle in the key of E with and the guitar is tuned half step-down. Stevie shows his typical rhythm technique, alternating between muted chord chops and full ringing chords. Another aspect that characterizes Pride and Joy is the intense use of open strings. Licks are centered around the first box of E Pentatonic Minor and Blues Scale and their extended fingerings, played on the first position (with open strings) and one octave up at the 12th fret.



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