"Roots of the Electric Guitar-
The Gibson Story"
Featuring historic facts about
the evolution of the instruments, the artists who made them famous, the sounds they made
famous and interactive guitar lessons!
copyright 1998 Marshall Arts Music
Courtesy of Hal Leonard- Excerpted
from Power Studies 3
"Lenny" is a signature Stevie Ray Vaughan tune
and reinstates the viability of the guitar instrumental in the 1980s and its
infusion into modern blues and rock genres. A moody ballad from Vaughan
classic 1983 debut album Texas Flood, the composition was named after
his wife at the time, and presented the flamboyant Texas bluesman in a
dramatically different setting.
"Lenny" is set in a slow floating tempo, contains a
haunting chord-melody head, and is a simultaneous tribute to several of his
influences: Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield and Wes Montgomery. The intro and
head are clearly jazz-inflected. The use of Emaj13 and A6 in the main chord
figure takes the normal I to IV change into more extended harmonic