Every week in my magazine First Bass And Beyond there are TWO video tutorials amongst the content. This week the tutorials are texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Venus by Shocking Blue.
Here’s a sample from the Texas Flood tutorial. This is the verse section played slowly with a chordal metronome. This is slightly different though – due to the slow tempo played at – around 52 BPM – I added a triplet subdivision to the chordal metronome:
This is only a small sample of the tutorial which features the intro, the first guitar solo (prior to the verse), the line under the first chorus of the verse and the line under the first chorus of the next solo. Each of those sections are played at performance tempo with a soundalong backing track (which is available to download) and then with a chordal metronome as you just saw.
Texas Flood Song Facts
Texas Flood is a blue standard and was written in 1958 by Larry Davis. When Stevie Ray recorded it he recorded it in the key of Gb – but it looks like it’s in G because the guitar and bass were detuned a half step (which is common in the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan).
The bass player is the mighty Tommy Shannon!
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