The Classic SRV Shuffle

One of Stevie's most distinctive approaches was his signature, powerful shuffle licks. Stevie was nominated several times and awarded for his song "Rude Mood," in which he uses this technique. It's a takeoff of Lightnin' Hopkins' "Hopkins' Sky Hop" song, as he referred to it.

Stevie's technique was to strum the upstroke closer to the bridge and the downstroke closer to the fretboard.

There were a couple of instances when I observed it looked somewhat like a circular movement, and he did it in an upside-down v formation between the middle and neck pickups.

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