How to Play Classic Blues Guitar Turnaround Lick S.R.Vaughan

Hey guys,

Here´s Jon with a cool blues guitar lesson in the style of SRV!

Please check out his latest guitar course called “Play from the Heart”


Hey, how’s it going everybody.
My name is John McClennan and here with, bringing you this lesson
today. We’re going to take a look at a
Stevie Ray Vaughan turnaround lick.
This is a classic line. You may have heard
it in “Pride and Joy” and a couple other
tunes I know he uses it in.

We’re going to look at this lick in the
key of E. We’re going to start with two
low E strings, like this. We take this
little figure here with our 2nd fret,
3rd fret, and these fingers, 1st and
2nd finger and we’re just going to
slide up a half step, like this.

Again, this rhythm is a triplet.
One, two, three; one, two, three.
Three notes to one beat. So do
that twice. Then I take my first
finger off and I slide and that’s
4 to 2 and then pull-off and bam,
2nd fret. And then I drop this low E.
And that’s just ascending blues scale
leading you into your five chord,
which would be B7, which again is the
chord typically in the last measure of
the blues. The five chord takes you
back to the top.

Here it is slowly. One more time.
Try and play along.

Be sure to click the link below for
the tab for this, and it’s just a
classic turnaround, a great piece
of the blues language that you’re
going to want to get under your
fingers. So click the link and
we’ll see you in the next video.
Here it is one more time.

How to play your favorite songs from the 60's & 70's on the guitar


This free course expires in:


Get 2 hours of FREE Guitar Lessons.