Guitar Tutorial

Electric Slide Guitar

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9 Videos | Length: 1hr 0min 10sec
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  • Open G Tuning 4:10

    Open G Tuning

    In this first video, we meet slide guitarist David Hamburger and are shown the open G tuning.

  • The Major & Minor Pentatonic Scale 7:14

    The Major & Minor Pentatonic Scale

    Next, we go over two common scales and incorporate the slide into them.

  • Picking 8:35


    Here, we talk about picking using finger picks and are shown examples.

  • Inflections 5:09


    David goes over different inflections that can be used when going from note to note using the slide.

  • 12th Fret 8:45

    12th Fret

    In this video, we go over what we have learned applied to the 12th fret.

  • Closed Position 5:54

    Closed Position

    We continue our discussion on playing up near the 12th fret and how versatile using the closed positon can be.

  • The Capo 5:47

    The Capo

    Next David goes over the capo and how it can be used for transposing by keeping the open tuning relationship of notes the same.

  • Open E Tuning 4:33

    Open E Tuning

    David goes over another tuning for the slide in E.

  • Elmore James 10:03

    Elmore James

    In this final video, we discuss Elmore "King of the Slide Guitar" James and are shown several of his famous licks.

Product Overview

This Hal Leonard video tutorial series presented by guitar great David Hamburger will introduce you to the exciting world of playing electric slide guitar in the open G and open E tunings!

David begins with the basics of getting a good slide sound, takes you through slide scale patterns and riffs in open position and up the neck, and demonstrates step-by-step how to create riffs, solos and backup parts in the styles of Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Duane Allman and Ry Cooder.

The accompanying booklet comes complete with easy-to-follow notation and diagrams that correspond exactly to this video series. This is truly a unique opportunity for you to receive a private guitar lesson from one of today's finest writers and guitar instructors.

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