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"Lenny" by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Courtesy of Hal Leonard- Excerpted from Power Studies 3

Stevie Ray Vaughan was, and still is, the uncontested blues champion of the modern age. Since his initial public appearance in the early eighties, no other player has made such a significant or lasting impact on the blues genre. His stature grew to mythical proportions in the relatively short span of his career and he now occupies an auspicious place in the pantheon of guitar gods alongside his personal heroes B.B., Freddy and Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy and Wes Montgomery. Order Power Studies 3

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  "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 territory.

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Emaj13

Emaj13 Chord

 

 

 

 

 

A6

A6 chord

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