Breakneck Pace

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Tightrope, at three different skill levels.

Beginner Lesson

This is the exact solo that you’ll learn in the Beginner lesson.

This lesson includes tabs and a backing track.

Intermediate Lesson

This is the exact solo that you’ll learn in the Intermediate lesson.

This lesson includes tabs and a backing track.

Advanced Lesson

This is the exact solo that you’ll learn in the Advanced lesson.

This lesson includes tabs and a backing track.

  • Beginner Lesson

    This is the exact solo that you’ll learn in the Beginner lesson.

    This lesson includes tabs and a backing track.

  • Intermediate Lesson

    This is the exact solo that you’ll learn in the Intermediate lesson.

    This lesson includes tabs and a backing track.

  • Advanced Lesson

    This is the exact solo that you’ll learn in the Advanced lesson.

    This lesson includes tabs and a backing track.

About This Course

My roommate in college didn’t know anything about Stevie Ray Vaughan. But as Stevie launched into the solo for Tightrope (ACL performance), John stared at the TV and said “That man is on fire.” That pretty much sums my feelings about the song. It’s a lightning bolt wrapped in a chord progression.

That intensity was my source of inspiration when creating the Breakneck Pace lessons. It’s powerful, but precise with a nice mixture of major and minor.

Buy This Course
Beginner Lesson Downloads

Downloadable videos, tablature, and backing tracks for the Breakneck Pace Beginner Lesson.

$12.00
Intermediate Lesson Downloads

Downloadable videos, tablature, and backing tracks for the Breakneck Pace Intermediate Lesson.

$12.00
Advanced Lesson Downloads

Downloadable videos, tablature, and backing tracks for the Breakneck Pace Advanced Lesson.

$12.00
Bundles Including This Course
Solo Matrix - Beginner Bundle

Downloadable videos, tablature, and backing tracks for all 12 Beginner Lessons in the SRV Style Solo Matrix.

$122.40 $144.00 You save 15%.
Solo Matrix - Intermediate Bundle

Downloadable videos, tablature, and backing tracks for all 12 Intermediate Lessons in the SRV Style Solo Matrix.

$122.40 $144.00 You save 15%.
Solo Matrix - Advanced Bundle

Downloadable videos, tablature, and backing tracks for all 12 Advanced Lessons in the SRV Style Solo Matrix.

$122.40 $144.00 You save 15%.
Solo Matrix - Complete Bundle

Downloadable videos, tablature, and backing tracks for all 36 lessons (12 song styles, 3 difficulty levels) in the SRV Style Solo Matrix.

$367.20 $432.00 You save 15%.

Course Tour

You should know what's taught in this course before buying. So here's a tour through the course, with a description of each lesson.

  • Beginner Lesson
    What You'll Learn

    The Beginner Lesson reduces the signature themes of the Tightrope solo into simple licks that beginners can tackle.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track
  • Intermediate Lesson
    What You'll Learn

    The Intermediate Lesson pushes you a bit harder. The licks are noticeably faster, the timing is more syncopated and thereís much more bending and vibrato.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track
  • Advanced Lesson
    What You'll Learn

    The Advanced Lesson is a non-stop barrage of fierce licks with intense vibrato, wide bends and flat out speed.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track

Course Features

We put a lot of work into making these courses easy to follow, but most importantly effective. Here's a list of features this course offers.

  • Lick-By-Lick Organization

    Learning a long solo is hard, so I break long solos into individual licks. Each lick is taught individually, and you'll always know where you're at.

    The tabs clearly mark where each lick starts, so you can easily find the right spot.

  • Note-For-Note Teaching

    When I teach a solo, I don't simply play the lick and expect you to figure it out - I call out each note by string and fret number.

    This method takes longer, but I want to make sure you know exactly what to play.

  • Organized Lesson Format

    Each solo in this course is taught in a similar format. The solo is broken into individual licks and each lick is taught the same way.

    • First, you see a demonstration of the lick.
    • Then, you see that same demo at 50% speed.
    • Then I teach you the lick note-for-note
  • Chapter Markers

    Long videos are hard to navigate, so we put chapter markers throughout, making it easier for you to skip to the section of the video you were last watching.

    Our DVDs also have these chapter markers, you can skip around a lesson video using the Next and Previous controls.

  • Player's Perspective

    The videos in this course are shot from the over-the-shoulder perspective that you'd use if you were trying to watch what someone was playing. This view allows you to take what you see and more easily translate it to your own guitar neck.

  • Progression Counter

    Our Progression Counter shows you exactly where you are in the chord progression during each lick of the solo. It also shows you which beat the licks start and end on. This incredibly useful tool is shown in each solo demonstration of this course.

  • Tablature

    This course comes with GuitarPro (and PDF) tablature. If you own the GuitarPro software, you can open and play these tablature files.

    To make the tablature easier to navigate, I've inserted labels that clearly mark where each lick starts. These lick numbers match the lick numbers in the lesson videos.

  • Instant Downloads

    As soon as you buy this course, you'll be able to download a zip file containing the entire course. The files are not encrypted, locked, or protected in any way. You own them forever.

    • The videos will play in Quicktime Player or iTunes.
    • Tablature is provided in GuitarPro and PDF formats.
    • Backing Tracks are in MP3 format.
  • iPads / Tablets

    Because we use standard video and audio formats, you can download our courses onto iPads, or other tablets. You just need an app (like Goodreader) that can download and unzip files.