Stevie Ray Vaughan – Pride And Joy Video Guitar Lessons

Now it is time to take a look at the immortal Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is by far my favorite blues guitarist of all time and is also one of the most highly requested artists here at GuitarLessons365. So without further adieu, I present to you "Pride And Joy".

I remember sitting at home as a teenager, on the couch playing my guitar when the news broke of his untimely death. I was a total rock head so I didn't really know of his playing but as they showed some concert footage of him playing during the newscast I was just floored. He didn't play the guitar, he attacked it. To the point that you almost felt sorry for the guitar. To this day I have never seen someone put so much passion into his music.

So in this lesson series we are gonna try to do justice to this classic tune. Before I get any emails, YES the full performance video is in the song's original tuning of Eb, however I teach the note-for-note lessons in standard tuning so anyone with a locking trem system can still learn the song the way he played it. Take your time piecing every part together, there is a lot of stuff to learn here, but it is a blast to play after you get it all together!! Cheers!! 🙂

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SRV "Pride And Joy" - Intro

SRV "Pride And Joy" - 1st Two 12 Bar Progressions

SRV "Pride And Joy" - 3rd 12 Bar Progression

SRV "Pride And Joy" - Main Solo

SRV "Pride And Joy" - Outro Section

SRV "Pride And Joy" - Full Performance For Study


  1. Michael Hodson on April 17, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    This song has pushed me to the next level and your lessons helped me get there. Awesome work! I would love some instruction on “Castles Made of Sand”. I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers version.

  2. Edwin Gardiner on September 13, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Hi Carl,

    Great stuff! Love the song lessons. Could you provide some insight as to where you get your backing tracks?


    • Carl Brown on September 15, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      I usually get the all backing tracks at …. They have a lot of cool stuff and it’s all free. 🙂

  3. Miles Baker on May 14, 2017 at 9:08 am

    More great lessons, thanks so much. Any chance of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Mary Had a Little Lamb? It looks so much fun to play!

  4. Aatif Naziri on September 7, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Wow !

  5. Mike OKeefe on September 9, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Yes, Mary had a little lamb has so much groove and feel!

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