Roughly 80-90% of this song consists of alt-strumming. Which means you are constantly playing a series of easy chord changes in alt-strumming format for 4:30 minutes. The rest of the time is slight fills that lead right back into alt-strumming.
Even the solo is completely alt-strumming.
Normally a Stevie Ray Vaughan song on Rock Band would be a dream come true for plastic guitar players.
However, upon even hearing this song, thinking of playing it would be a turn-off.
I can't believe Harmonix has actually managed to make the chart of this song worse than it already was! The alt-strums were bad enough before but the addition of strum and trill lanes have made this song even more annoying to play.
Because of how broken these lanes are, you will miss a lot despite playing EXACTLY as it appears. It doesn't matter how fast you strum the notes, you will still hit them whether you strum slower or faster than they appear.
The number of lanes they added to the song is seriously excessive. In fact, there are 85 LANES in all!
The challenge that was present in RB2 & RB3 is now missing in RB4 thanks to the addition of lanes. It's just not fun.
Only get this song if you are buying the entire SRV pack. Otherwise, if you're buying separately, don't bother with this one.
If you're curious about what the chart looks like, here's a video I made showing it: