Add Slide To Your Guitar Playing
What you'll learn
- The course goal is to help you complete the first steps of becoming a slide guitar player. There are two primary objectives involved in this: to establish your understanding of basic principles and to begin development of your actual slide playing skills. When you've completed the course and have some success in performing the exercises, you should be capable of incorporating basic slide guitar technique into your playing. This course will also be a launching point that equips you to continue building your skills in a self-directed manner.
- Minimum requirement: basic guitar-playing skills, a steel-string guitar and a guitar slide. The course will be most beneficial if you have some ability to play melodies on guitar.
Increase the variety of your guitar playing by using a slide! If you already have some ability to play a steel-string guitar, this course will explain the basic principles and technique of using a slide instead of frets. Whether your destination is folk, blues or rock, the knowledge you gain in this course will equip you to begin exploring the eclectic world of slide guitar.
Ten concise lessons cover topics such as different types of slides, the way string action affects your ability to play slide, the role of the left thumb, muting techniques for a better tone, and more. Several exercises are also demonstrated. All of the video segments are presented with clarity and are uniquely optimized for you, the learner, to have the best point of view.
Dave Matthis is an experienced slide guitar player who has played semi-professionally in numerous musical groups over three decades. He also is an experienced professional in the development of instructional video.
Who this course is for:
- Guitar players with little or no experience playing with a slide.
Dave Matthis is a media producer with more than three decades' experience in instructional, technical and informational media development. His professional expertise spans the fields of videography, video editing, graphic design, writing, audio engineering and digital media creation.
For his course Add Slide To Your Guitar Playing, Dave brings more than three decades' experience performing in Oklahoma as a musician with a variety of bands, musical groups and studio projects. His expertise with guitar technique ranges among electric, acoustic fingerstyle, classical, slide guitar and bass guitar, as well as the esoteric niche of MIDI guitar.