SRV Lesson Recommendations Please

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  1. Mr powers

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    I would like to work on blues fluidity and SRV seems like good place to spend a couple of months.

    I like teachers who don't just 'show you how to play something' but who also explain some of the theory behind the music.

    That being said, can someone recommend a good SRV lesson package please/thanks.
     
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    Texas Blues Alley springs to mind (youtube), not sure how much theory is touched on but it might be fun to get started until you find THE one?
     
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    Take a look at the YT channels - The Riff w Nik Sevigny, Talleg Toussaint, Fret Junkies
    Some SRV licks there. Not sure about the theory explaned (do not remember)
    TBA channel - good YT channel! Agree with the previous recommendation
     
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    I second txba. If you join his locals group you get access to all the lessons (20 per month) there’s plenty of hands on & theory
     
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    That's great!!!
    Thank you fellow guitarists.
     
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    Not SRV, but I ran across this extensive German resource years ago that uses Clapton - and his many, many covers of blues greats - to teach how these varying styles (and stylists) work, as well as a decent amount of blues history. Mostly step-by-step tabs rather than video. The site is a bit of an organic mess... but that makes the serendipity of exploring it kind of fun. Definitely worth a look if you're looking for inspiration and achievable progress...
    https://12bar.de/cms/
     
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    Start by learning Albert King.
     
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    Study all of the three kings…Albert, B.B., and Freddie. Study Johnny Winter. Study Buddy Guy. Study Hendrix.

    maybe start with T Bone Walker…..all of those people did.
     
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    join josh smith's rulers yt group

     
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    His video is what triggered my query this morning.
     
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    I joined Truefire this week. $99 for the year with promo.
     
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    I've been practicing a lot these days so I'm tempted to do just that.
     
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    If you are going the Truefire route and thinking SRV, I would recommend the following:

    - Both courses by Kelly Richey - I think she does a really great job of teaching (and nailing) that loose but precise style that I associate with SRV.
    - Corey Congilio - one of Truefire's best instructors. He has several Texas Blues courses. They are all good.
    - Matthieu Brandt Jump Blues (the method class, not the 50 licks)- this is arguably not the best or most modern course in the truefire library, but I am going to recommend it anyway. If you like that "uptown" blues sound, that was really part of SRV's bag of tricks, and are not super comfortable nailing the changes, this course is a huge help. I spent nearly a year working through it (it is massive, over 6 hours of instruction). There is a "before" and "after" to my blues playing. Working through this course improved many, many aspects of my playing, particularly my ability to hear, feel, and nail the changes. Also, I picked it up on one of there sales for $5, so the return on investment was ridiculous.
     
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    I took his course on triads. Learned a lot, in fact it is probably one of the Truefire classes that made the biggest impact on my understanding of the fretboard. I don't know what "Jump" blues is but I might give this course a shot.
     
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    That triad course is very good. It made a big impact on me as well. I remember going to a jam a couple of months after working through it and being kinda shocked at what came out of my hands.

    Really a "teach a man to fish" kind of course.
     
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    Great information.
    Thanks for this.
     
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    Tune to Eb.
     
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    I got to agree with everyone recomending Truefire. So much material, and its learn at your pace.
     
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    I am not comfortable with playing over the changes so I'm going to get the Matthieu Brandt course.
    Thanks.
     
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