In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a Jimmie Vaughan style lead using a hybrid picking technique. Although Jimmie primarily plays with only his fingers, this style allows you to use both the pick and fingers to get a similar tone. This lesson also includes 2 versions of the MP3 jam track, one in the key of E, and one in the key of G, so that you can capo the 3rd fret and play those same licks in a higher position (the way that Jimmie often does).
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Part 2 - For Premium Members
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Brian there is only one problem with this one is you cut it off just when it gets really cranking more please!!!
I love this type of sound Brian real bluesy stuff. No need to say ‘keep em coming’ you do it naturally, fantastic keeps me keener than ever; great…Thanks again
Where is your Jimmie Vaughn Tex-Mex Strat? : )
Another one I can’t do…
WAY COOL! I’m going to try to play the Jimmy Rogers style lead (EP097) along with this jam track, then merge the two leads and licks together for some cool effects. Or maybe play both leads over the Jimmy Rogers jam track. This is the most fun I’ve had in years.
Brian Belsey says
This is a very earthy style, isn’t it? I love it. Another great one, Brian!
Surprisingly, harder to play than it appears. The variations on these five notes never cease to amaze me.
Michael Allen says
Thanks Brian. You always deliver more than expected. Your lessons are some of the best parts of my life!
Helpful hint to all here: Go back to Brian’s equally cool EP097 Jimmy Rogers lesson (two Jimmies!!) and connect the dots!! This is a surefire way to not only expand your knowledge but develop even more of your own sound. I believe this will make Brian proud and you’ll have a blast doing it!! Brian’s got other cool lessons that match well but this was my first knee jerk reaction….
Good call Brian, thank you very much!
This is great Brian, thanks a lot
Hey!! It’s great to see (after the fact) Sunjamr and I are on the exact same page!! It really does marry well together!!
more toys than talent says
I saw Jimmy Vaughn a few years ago at a Casino in Louisiana and he put on a great show. He never had SRV’s flash or speed, but he has a true blues sensibility and he played a full night of good roots rocking blues.
I enjoy the idea that you can let fewer notes speak for themselves. I grew up in Toronto in the ‘60’s and heard Robbie Robertson dozens of times in Ronnie Hawkins band. He played just like this. Lots of room for everybody else in the band. The flashy moments really stood out that way.
Great lesson, as usual.
And thanks again for another great guitarlesson! Everytime I think it can’t get any better…. it does! For years I’ve been struggeling, trying to figure out my favorite instrument. Since I’ve ‘discovered’ your website I’m turning into a some sort of a guitarplayer, finally! Never thought that was possible :-) Keep up the good work Brian, you’re a great teacher and one hell of a guitarplayer! Your style is unique. Best wishes, a big fan from Holland!
Thanks for a great lesson Brian! Love Jimmie Vaughan’s guitar sound and you break it down so neatly that it is easy to follow. Love your website, so much inspiring teaching and great music examples. Keep on rocking!
Here’s a link to a show where Jimmie hosts an Austin radio show for one hour and plays records that are his roots. Lots of good stuff to check out if you like his style.
This is a pluckin great tune!
Jesse R says
Thank you, thank you for an amazing program. I just joined and look forward to starting up my lessons. Jesse
The Mexican Strats are some of the most under rated guitars on the market. Having been around Strats most of my playing days, I’ve found them to be some of the better playing guitars – when compared to some USA versions. As with anything you should never just grab the first one off the rack. There are differences due to the human factor that goes into making them. All and all the Mexican made Stat is a good thing for us mortals who like a quality guitar but cringe at the thought of throwing down $2K plus for one.
Great lesson Brian – as usual
richard c says
The Freddie King run was worth the whole lesson(: