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!
Why Users Choose Us
There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.
We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.
Save Time & Money
Our library brings over 1500 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.
Submitted 1 year ago
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason
Submitted 1 year 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
You might be also interested in
Larry Campbell has played with some of the biggest names in the music business, but he grew up listening to the inspirational songs and dazzling guitar technique of the Rev. Gary Davis.
The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.
John Hammond's passion and commitment to his music have inspired blues lovers throughout the world for more than forty years. Now guitarists (and harmonica players) can learn, up close, how John plays the songs, licks, grooves and soulful solos that make up his dynamic blues style.
In this insightful Homespun video series, Jorma Kaukonen breaks down his fingerpicking style, lick by lick, with important tips on use of the slide, open tunings, right hand picking and innumerable other techniques.
In this Homespun videos series, learn the fine art of backing Celtic tunes on guitar! Explore the strumming patterns, bass lines, accents and syncopations that Celtic guitar hero John Doyle uses to drive a tune forward.
In this Homespun videos series, guitar legend Laurence Juber demystifies DADGAD guitar tuning, and how it is most closely associated with the droning, bagpipe-like sounds of Celtic music. Laurence Juber has taken it to a whole new level, with his use of beautiful cascading notes and complex harmonies and more.
In this Homespun videos series, learn to play the guitar style of the most influential Delta blues artist of all time, Robert Johnson! Award-winning contemporary blues singer and guitarist Rory Block completely demystifies the licks, runs, strums, bass lines, turnarounds and other important guitar elements that combine to make up the unique Robert Johnson sound.
In this Homespun videos series, you’ll learn the skills every guitar player needs to play beautiful solos and create exciting improvisations. Jazz pro Mike DeMicco gives you a complete understanding of what jazz guitar is all about, taking you through a wide variety of scales, modes, arpeggios and chord voicings, and then teaches you how to practice them so you can move around the fingerboard with ease.
Get started playing electric guitar and have fun doing it! The key to success on a new instrument is motivation, and this lesson has you making cool music immediately - inspiring you (or your kids) to practice and improve quickly.
In this Homespun instructional video, Bob Brozman uses a variety of instruments including a Weissenborn, a Dobro-type resophonic and a National steel, to teach the funky blues tunes, cool riffs and adventurous improvisations that he pulls from his seemingly bottomless bag of tricks.