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The late Stevie Ray Vaughan is a blues guitar icon. There’s no doubt about it. Every guitarist with an interest in rock or blues can learn something from him, and in this lesson, we’re going to dive into one of his most famous riffs.

The main riff from Pride and Joy will take some determination to get down as it’s fairly challenging. The main thing to get the hang of is the strumming hand pattern. It’s quite unique, so focus on getting it down on it’s own before you worry about nailing the fretting hand stuff.

Add this song to your daily practice time. Hopefully, with a little elbow grease you can get it up to speed. Remember to start slow and build your technique and muscle-memory first. If you enjoyed learning this riff, try learning some more Stevie Ray Vaughan songs!

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