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Play Phone Booth Guitar Riff by Robert Cray

Recreate the distinctive Robert Cray style

Robert Cray Phone Booth Guitar Riff. Introduction

Phone Booth Guitar Riff. Teaching Video

Phone Booth Guitar Riff. Backing Track

Now this isn’t so much of a riff, as it is the beginning of Robert Cray’s beautifully played solo from his hit Phone Booth

Why Choose This?

Andy really wanted to bring you something different and, in just a couple of bars, you can make out the distinct Robert Cray soloing style.

This particular solo is played over the A minor pentatonic scale but has a unique feel all of its own, using pauses and vibrato amongst the “clipped” way some of the notes are played.

It is something new to learn and takes you off the main highway to, hopefully, experience and learn something slightly diverse, but bluesy all the same.


Probably the most challenging of this month’s riff videos. But it will show you what you can do with a basic scale – even though it is only a taster to the complete solo

The Sound

I’d keep it as clean as possible, perhaps with some gain control. If you have a strat, you’re halfway there already. If not, experiment away!!!

Want more?

Check out our Robert Cray Smoking Gun lesson.

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