Chicago Blues Slide Guitar
Hal Leonard Book

Chicago Blues Slide Guitar

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Authors: Dave Rubin and Bob Margolin

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Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgments
It Sings!
Glass, Brass, and Steel: A Brief History of Slide Guitar
Out Of Africa? The Birth Of Recorded Blues Slide Guitar
The First String Team
The End Of Rambling
Elmo: Carving The Rosetta Stone For Electric Slide
Electric Chicago Blues
Duane And Johnny
Hound Dog Taylor And The New Generation
CHAPTER I: Playing Chicago Blues Slide Guitar
Which Finger Wears The Slide?
Choosing A Slide
Acoustic Slide
Choosing A Guitar And Amp For Electric Slide
Setting Up A Guitar For Slide 
Picking Hand Touch: Pick, Picks, Or Skin?
Slide Hand Touch
Sliding Into A Note
Standard Tuning
Open Tunings
CHAPTER II: Acoustic Chicago Blues in the 1940s
Tampa Red (1904–1981)
CHAPTER III: The 1950s
Elmore James (1918–1963)
Howlin’ Wolf (1910–1976)
Johnny Shines (1915–1992)
Honeyboy Edwards (1915–2011)
Earl Hooker (1930–1970)
CHAPTER IV: The 1960s
Robert Nighthawk (1909–1967)
J.B. Hutto (1926–1983)
CHAPTER V: The 1970s
Hound Dog Taylor (1915–1975)
Homesick James (1910–2006)
CHAPTER VI: The 1980s
Lil’ Ed Williams (1955– )
Bernard Allison (1965– )
Studebaker John (1952– )
Billy Flynn (1956– )
CHAPTER VII: Muddy Waters’ Slide Guitar Style
Muddy Waters Sparks The Golden Age Of Chicago Blues
Muddy Waters’ Slide Guitar Techniques
CHAPTER VIII: Johnny Winter
CHAPTER IX: Bob Margolin Master Class
Video Gear
Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin Biography
Essential Chicago Blues Slide Guitar Recordings
Guitar Notation Legend

As rhythm guitarist for blues legend Muddy Waters, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin experienced the ultimate master class in the art of Chicago blues slide guitar, standing on stage night after night next to the “Father of Modern Chicago Blues” himself.

And now in this exclusive book/video package, Bob Margolin and blues author/historian Dave Rubin bring you the definitive “guide to slide,” featuring:

• The history and its players through the decades

• Slide guitar tips, techniques, styles and gear

• Authentic slide licks and solos in standard notation and tablature

• Video performances of every example

Get a slice of Chicago slide style today!

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