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Posted on October 3, 2011

As we mentioned a few weeks back, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD is playing a one off date in London in November. He’ll be gracing the stage at Camden’s KOKO and you can find out more information about the venue and how to buy tickets by CLICKING HERE. Come check out a true bluesman live in the UK for one night only and if you need convincing, watch Kenny playing his favourite Stevie Ray Vaughn lick for Guitar World, below:

Kenny’s lick paid homage to the playing of blues legends Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lightnin’ Hopkins. It’s a short but action-packed lick in the key of A, played out of the open position and incorporating lots of quick finger slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and open strings.

A bit of techie stuff for you guitar nerds…

You’ll notice the fraction “1/4” at the top of the bend arrows for the high G note (high E string, third fret) in bar 1 and the low G (low E string, third fret) in bar 2; this indicates my use of microtonal quarter-step bends. With a microtonal bend, the string is bent just a little bit, approximately halfway between the third and fourth fret in each case here. It adds a little “sass” and attitude to the note, unlike a bend that raises a note up to a new, specific pitch. The tempo is 100 beats per minute, 64 for slow practice.

Pick up a copy of How I Go HERE – and you can see a posted for Kenny’s London gig below:



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