Testify – Stevie Ray Vaughan

full song 5 part lesson

SRV - Testify (part 1)
(/) Slide Up  (\) Slide Down  (h) Hammer On  (p) Pull Off  (b) Bend (r) Release (v) Vibrato
E|-----------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------8--8-----8--8--
G|--------------------------------7--7-----7--7-- repeat 7 times
D|--------------------------------6--6-----6--6-- with rhythm variation on 5th
A|-----------5--5--6--6--7--7-----7--7-----7--7--
E|-6/7-7--7--------------------0--------0--------

E|--------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------8---
D|----------------------------------------7---
A|-----------5--5--6--6--7----------------6---
E|-6/7-7—7-----------------4--5--6--6--7--7---

E|------------------------------------12-------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------12------15------15-------------------------------
G|--14b-14p12---12-----------14b-------------14b-----14p12----12-------------------
D|-----------14------14--12-------------------------------14------14p12-----12--14-
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------14----------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|---------12--------15b-15--12h14p12------12--12---------------------------------
B|------12---15--12--------------------15b---------15--15----------------------15-
G|--14b-----------------------------------------------14b--14-12----------12--14b-
D|----------------------------------------------------------------14--14----------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|-----------------------------------------------12-----12-----12-----12-----12-----
B|--------------------------------------------12----15b----15b----15b----15b----15b-
G|--12--14b-14--12--14--------12-------12-14b---------------------------------------
D|----------------------14-14---14--14----------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|--12h15p12---------12--------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------15----------15-----15-------------------------------------12b-12--
G|--------------14b---------14b-----14p12----12------------------------12b-12--
D|---------------------------------------14--------14p12---12--14--14----------
A|------------------------------------------------------14---------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------14--12------------------15--
G|---------------------------------------------12------14--12------------------14--
D|--14--12-------------------------12-14-----------14----------14--12----------13--
A|----------14--13--12h13p12-------------------------------------------14--14--14--
E|----------------------------15-12-----12-12--------------------------------------

SRV - Testify (part 2)
(/) Slide Up  (\) Slide Down  (h) Hammer On  (p) Pull Off  (b) Bend (r) Release (v) Vibrato
E|--17b~~~-15--17b-17p15-17-----15-------12-------------------------------------
B|--------------------------17-----17\12- --12--15b-15-----15--15---15----------
G|-----------------------------------------------------14b-14--14--b14--12--12--
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|----------------------12----------15b-15--12h14p12------12--12-------------------
B|--15b-------------12------15--12--------------------15b---------15---------------
G|------14b-12b-14b-------------------------------------------------14b-14-12------
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------14-14-
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--12--12--14/15\14-12--------12-14/15\14-12--------------------------------12b-12-
G|--12--12--14/15\14-12--------12-14/15\14-12-14-14-12-----------------------12b-12-
D|----14----------------14--14--------------------------14-12----12--14--14---------
A|------------------------------------------------------------14--------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--14-12-----------------------12-14-14-12------------------------------12--14--14--
A|--------14-13-12h13p12--------------------14-13-12h13p12h13p12---------------------
E|-----------------------15--12----------------------------------15--12--------------

E|--------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------15--
G|--12h13p12h13p12------------------14--
D|------------------14--12----------13--
A|--------------------------14--14--14--
E|--------------------------------------

E|---------------------------------0-------0------
B|------------------------------------3b-----3p0--
G|--2b~~~~~~~~~~~--2b--0--------------------------
D|----------------------------2-------------------
A|------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------0----------------

E|-----0--------------------------------------------------------2-----------------2~~
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|--2b----2p0---2--0-----------------------------------2-----------------2-----------
D|------------2------2--0--2--0------------------------------------------------------
A|-------------------------------2-1-0-1-0-------2--2-----2--2-----2--2-----2--2-----
E|-----------------------------------------3--0--------------------------------------

E|-/12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-15b-15-12h14p12--12-12-----------------
B|-/12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----------------15b----15---------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------14b-14-12------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------14-14-
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-12----12-14b-14-12-------12------------------------------------------------------15-
G|-12----12-14b-14-12-------12-----------------------------12h13p12h13p12-----------14-
D|----14--------------14-14----14-12---------------12-14-14--------------14-12------13-
A|-----------------------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-14-14-
E|--------------------------------------------15-12------------------------------------

SRV - Testify (part 3)
(/) Slide Up (\) Slide Down (h) Hammer On (p) Pull Off (b) Bend (r) Release (v) Vibrato

E|-12h15p12----------12h15p12----------12h15p12----------12h15p12----------
B|----------12h15p12----------12h15p12----------12h15p12----------12h15p12-
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|-15p12p0-15p12p0-15p12p0-15p12p0---------------------------------15~~~~~--
B|---------------------------------15p12p0-15p12p0-15p12p0-15p12p0----------
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|-15b-15-12h14p12----12----------------------------------------------
B|-----------------15b---12-------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------14b-14b~------12-14b-14p12-14-------12----
D|--------------------------------------------------------14-14----14-
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------

E|-------------------------------------------------12-15b-15-12h14p12----12-
B|-15----------15----------------15b------------12--------------------15b---
G|-14b-14-12-0-14-14-12-14-12-12----14b-12b-14b-----------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|-12-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----15-----------------------------------------------------------------------------15-
G|-------14b-14-12-------12-------------------------------12h13p12h13p12-------------14-
D|-----------------14-14----14-12----------------12-14-14----------------14-12-------13-
A|--------------------------------14-13-12-------------------------------------14-14-14-
E|-----------------------------------------15-12----------------------------------------

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------5-7-7-5~~---------7b~-7-5----5-------------7b-7-5~-7-5-----
A|-5-7--7--7--7--7--7-5-7-7-7----------7-5-------------7b---7p5---5-7-5-------------7-5-
E|----0--0--0--0--0------------------------0-0------------------7-----------------------

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------8---8-8---8-----8---8-8---
G|---------------7h8-----------------------7---7-7---7-----7---7-7---
D|-9-9-9-9-7-9-9-9---7---7h9-7h9-----------6---6-6---6-----6---6-6---
A|-x-x-x-x-------------9-------------------7---7-7---7-----7---7-7---
E|-7-7-7-7-----------------------------0-0---0-----0-----0---0-----0-

E|-5-5-5---5---5---5h7p5-----------------0-------0--------------------3---0-0------10-
B|-5-5-5----------------8-5----------------0-3b---3-----3-2p0---------3---3-3------9--
G|-------8b--8b--8b--------8p7p5--------------------2/4-------2p0-----1---1-1------8--
D|-------------------------------7\0----------------------------------0---0-0-/9-9-9--
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------2---2-2---------
E|-----------------------------------0-0--------------------------0-0---0-------------

SRV - Testify (part 4)
(/) Slide Up (\) Slide Down (h) Hammer On (p) Pull Off (b) Bend (r) Release (v) Vibrato

E|----12--------12----------------------------------------------------------
B|-/12---12-15b----15----12-15-12-------------------------------------------
G|-------------------14b---------12~~-14-12---------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------14-14-14-12h14-14-14-12h14-14-14-
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------------------15-----15-----15-------15-
G|------------------------------------12--14-12----------14-----14-----14-------14-
D|-12h14-14-14-12h14-14-14-12h14-14-14--14-----14-12-----13-----13-----13-------13-
A|--------------------------------------------------14-14--14-14---14-14--14-14-14-
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|-17b-12~~-15-------------------------12-15b~~15-12h14p12---12-12-----------------
B|------------12-------15b-----------12-------------------15b-----15---------------
G|--------------14-12-----14b-12b-14b-------------------------------14b-14-12------
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------14-14-
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|----------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------------------------15-
G|-12-------------------------------12h13p12h13p12-------------14-
D|----14-12----------------12-14-14----------------14-12-------13-
A|----------14-13-12-------------------------------------14-14-14-
E|-------------------15-12----------------------------------------

upside down

E|-/12-0-0-/12-0-0-/12-0-0-/12-0-0-/12-0-0-/12-0-/12-0-/12-0-/12-0-/12-0-/12-0-
B|-/12-0-0-/12-0-0-/12-0-0-/12-0-0-/12-0-0-/12-0-/12-0-/12-0-/12-0-/12-0-/12-0-
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|-15b-3b-0----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------3-0-------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------------2-0-2-0-2b~~~-2-0---2-0---0h2p0---0h2p0----------------------------
D|-----------------------------2-0---2-0-----2-0-----2-0---0----0----0----0----0-
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------/12--/12--/12--/12--/12--

E|-------12----------------------------------------------------------------
B|----12----15--15--------------14-12-------------------14-12-----------15-
G|-14b----------14b-14-12-------14-12-------------12----14-12-----------14-
D|----------------------14-12--------14-12-14-14----14-------14-12------13-
A|----------------------------------------------------------------14-14-14-
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------


SRV - Testify (part 5)
(/) Slide Up (\) Slide Down (h) Hammer On (p) Pull Off (b) Bend (r) Release (v) Vibrato

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------8---8---8-8-------8-8-8------------9-------9----9-11b11-9-----
G|-------7---7---7-7-------7-7-7------------9-------9----9-11b11-9-----
D|-------6---6---6-6-------6-6-6---/11-11-11---11-11---11-----------11-
A|-7-7---7---7---7-7-------7-7-7---------------------------------------
E|-----0---0---0-----0-0-0-------0-------------------------------------

E|------------------------------------------9--------------12-------
B|-----8---8-8---8---8---8-8------------------9b--------------------
G|-----7---7-7---7---7---7-7-----------9------9b------9-11b---11-9--
D|-----6---6-6---6---6---6-6-----/11-11---11-----11-11--------------
A|-----7---7-7---7---7---7-7----------------------------------------
E|-0-0---0-----0---0---0--------------------------------------------

E|-------------------------------------------9------------9-----------9------
B|-----8---8-8---8---8---8-8-------------------9b------9---12p9--12b---12p9--
G|-----7---7-7---7---7---7-7------------9------9b--11b-----------------------
D|-----6---6-6---6---6---6-6-----/11-11---11---------------------------------
A|-----7---7-7---7---7---7-7-------------------------------------------------
E|-0-0---0-----0---0---0-----------------------------------------------------


E|---------------------------------------------------------
B|-----8---8-8---8---8---8-8-------------------------------
G|-----7---7-7---7---7---7-6-------------------------------
D|-----6---6-6---6---6---6-6-------------------9-----------
A|-----7---7-7---7---7---7-7------/11-11-11-11---11-11-11\-
E|-0-0---0-----0---0---0-----------------------------------

E|-----------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------8--8-----8--8--
G|--------------------------------7--7-----7--7-- repeat 3 times
D|--------------------------------6--6-----6--6--
A|-----------5--5--6--6--7--7-----7--7-----7--7--
E|-6/7-7--7--------------------0--------0--------

E|--------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------8---
D|----------------------------------------7---
A|-----------5--5--6--6--7----------------6---
E|-6/7-7—7-----------------4--5--6--6--7--7---
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3 thoughts on “Testify – Stevie Ray Vaughan

  1. Hey there…do you happen to have Guitar Pro versions of both SRV El Mocambo tutorials?

    1. Hi, for this song I didn’t make a Guitar Pro version, just the text file you see here. I only have a gpx file for the intro riff. Good thing you pointed this out, this is an old lesson before I started to write in Guitar Pro. I must rewrite this in GP soon.

      1. No worries bud! This and your So Excited tabs/videos are EPIC! My goal is to learn his El Mocambo show!! It’s been my goal for the longest time and I’m still so far away hahaha! But my smaller goals are to nail the meat of each song. The trinity in my book is Testify / So Excited / Voodoo Child. That’s like the best way I’ve seen a show kicked off. Cheers and keep ’em coming!

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