In this Homespun series, Roy Book Binder teaches the essential open tunings and bottleneck style techniques in a way that will be easy even for newcomers to slide guitar!
Roy introduces you to open D tuning and alternate-thumb fingerpicking with a version of his original, “Travelin’ Man Blues.” This gets you into slide playing and helps you discover how to start improvising on a blues scale.
Once you have the fundamentals, Roy launches into Willy Harris’ 1928 “Never Drive a Stranger from Your Door,” Bo Carter’s raunchy “Cigarette Blues,” and Jimmy Murphy’s dynamic country tune “Electricity.”
In each song, you’ll learn accompaniment and lead parts, as well as pointers on how to make the tune your own.
Roy then introduces you to Open G, or “Spanish,” tuning, making use of Blind Willie McTell’s slide style in his original song “Palm Trees Shaking in the Night.”
Bukka White and Muddy Waters’ licks slip into the ragtime-like tune “She Did You a Favor,” while Bo Carter’s “Baby Don’t You Do It No More” and Clifford Gibson’s “Tired of Being Mistreated” round out the lesson with some haunting blues sounds!
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Submitted 10 months ago
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason
Submitted 10 months ago
Never tried this tuning. I think I'm gonna have some fun!
I like this style. I can still use my left hand fingers and not only the slide. I've seen both styles: only slide, and slide and fingering. I'm gonna try the later on a electric guitar and see what kind of sound I can get. :)
I am a: Student, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar
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