Slide Guitar Essentials: Open E Tuning
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- Understand & Apply the basic techniques used in slide guitar
- Students will know how to set up their guitar for best results
- Student will be able to select a slide based on their style
- You will need a guitar
- You will need a slide
- Computer/ Tablet/ Internet Connection
- You will need time to practice the material.
- An open mind and a willingness to learn.
Slide Guitar looks easy, but unless you understand some basic concepts, it can be a challenge to play.
The Slide Guitar Essentials Course is designed to get you up & running with slide guitar as fast as possible.
Part 1 of the course covers how to set-up your guitar up to get the best results. We will also cover topics such as the different materials you can choose from while selecting a slide, which finger to wear the slide on.
Part 2 of this course is a series of techniques that you will learn that covers the basics. These techniques are designed to improve you overall slide technique. Let's face it, if the slide is making a lot of unwanted noise, whatever your playing won't sound it's best. A few simple tricks will help you sound like a pro in no time at all.
In Part 3 of the course you'll learn some basic slide licks that you be able to use while playing along with the jam track.
In this course you will learn:
- Guitar Set-Up! We'll cover String Gauge, String Height and types of Guitars.
- How to Choose a Slide based on your Style.
- How to Choose which Finger to Use.
- Left Hand Damping
- Right Hand Muting
- Slide Licks
- Slide Techniques
- Slide Tunings
The Slide Guitar Essentials Course includes HD videos featuring both Right and Left Hand camera angles for easy learning.
In addition, you will also receive additional resources like: MP3 Backing Tracks and Printable PDF TAB sheets.
Play A-Long with the downloadable Backing Track (at Slow, Medium & Fast tempos).
As a student, you will have lifelong access, so you can learn at your own pace.
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- Guitarists of any level that want to learn slide technique
- Not for students expecting to learn specific songs.
- Any Guitarist that wants to add new Elements, Concepts & Techniqes to thier Playing.
In this section we'll cover the different aspects of setting up your guitar to get the best results when playing slide guitar. We'll also go over the different slide materials you can use. All these tips will make it easier for playing slide.
Slide player have been using different styles and types of guitars for decades. Famous slide players from the 30's used acoustic guitars. Now, it's not uncommon to see players use Tele's, Strat's, Les Paul's and SG's for slide playing. Different pickup configurations and materials all contribute to the overall tone.
When sliding a slide across the stings, there's the potential for the slide to "bang into the frets" if the string action is set too low. Many guitar players will have one (or many) guitars set-up specially for playing slide guitar. Guitars that are set-up for conventional guitar playing, tend to have their action too low for slide playing.
Something as simple as the way you hold your guitar can have an impact on the way the slide makes with the strings. Try to hold your guitar in a vertical position instead of at an angle. This will allow you to make even contact with the strings without the additional stress on your wrist.
We've discussed the different types of slide materials and the fingering choices. Now it's time for you to select which one will work best for you. You may try several different ones before making a final decision. You may also have several different ones that you use in different situations. It's pretty common for slide players to carry a half dozen different slide with them to a gig or recording situation.
When sliding a slide (glass, metal, brass, ceramic) along the steel strings of a guitar, can create some extra noise. So, it's important to use the fingers behind the slide to damping the strings to help eliminate as much of that extra noise as possible. In this lecture, we'll go over some techniques that will help.
You have a couple picking options when it comes to playing slide. You can use conventional picking with the pick only. You could also use hybrid picking which use both the pick and fingers of the right hand. Or you can ditch the pick all together and just use your fingers. There are benefits to each method and we'll cover those topics in this lecture.
The resting hand or neutral position is the best possible "ready position" for your right hand. Once your in the ready position, it only takes small movements to shift or jump to other sets of strings.
Raking is a technique commonly used by blues guitarist where they strum across the lower strings as the pick the note they want to ring out on the higher string. Raking is used as an effect that adds some attitude to your playing. Derek Trucks is a master of this technique and is part of his signature sound.
In this lecture you will learn basic techniques for creating good vibrato. Vibrato on a musical instrument mimics the human voice. There are so many small variables that when combined together create your own unique sound. There are many guitar greats that are recognized just by hearing the vibrato.
In this lecture we look at the E minor pentatonic scale pattern between the open strings and the 13th fret. It's not required to memorize the entire pattern at this point (although it is important). Right now we'll focus on the 10th, 11th and 12th frets. Please note...I mention there is an b5 at the eighth fret but I meant to say b3.
In this lecture we take the E minor pentatonic scale and borrow a couple notes from the E Major Pentatonic scale to create our Primary Box Pattern. This pattern is our bread and butter. We will use it in all our slide playing moving forward. Not only is this hybrid scale one of the most used patterns, but it's also our reference point when playing over other chords or moving to other keys.
For all intents and purposes, this secondary box pattern is the same shape as our primary box pattern but the root nots and other intervals are now in different locations within the box pattern. You will need to make adjustments accordingly when shifting to these secondary patterns.
We are trying to keep these box patterns simple, but we also have a couple notes that we can add without making the patterns more complicated. We can add the b3 back in from the original E minor pentatonic scale and the b5 from the E Blues scale. This will give us a few more note options, while still keeping things simple.
In this section you will learn 25 basic slide licks. These slide licks are simple but each one incorporates different techniques learned earlier in this course. Follow along with the TABS. Once you learn these licks, try changing them up a little to create different licks and make them your own. Practice these licks over the Backing Track called "E Only".
Lick #1 is based at the 12th fret. It uses the rocking and blocking method of picking one string while simultaneously blocking the adjacent string. Slide into the first note of each measure. Pay close attention to intonation, keeping the slide parallel to the fret. You will be using primarily your thumb and index finger for picking.
Lick #2 is a basic slide lick that uses the primary box pattern at the 10th and 12th frets. This lick is a good example of sliding up to a note from below and sliding down to a note from above. Be sure to add some vibrato to the last note (root note). When you shift down to the second string, make sure to mute the first string notes from ringing out.
Lick #5 starts off with a little arpeggio at the 12th fret. I would recommend using the right hand thumb on the third string, index finger on the second string and the middle finger to pluck the first string. Then shift your right hand position so the thumb and index finger are plucking the first and second strings.
Lick #7 is the same as Lick #6 except it has been moved down to a different set of strings. Another example of using the rocking/blocking technique on two adjacent strings. One string rings out as the other string is
being muted. This also demonstrates that you can take these licks and move them to other strings or even other frets and get great results.
Lick #10 start off with a "Rake" across the strings with your thumb. This Rake adds some oomph to the high E note at the 12th fret when struck. Raking takes some time to get the feel down. Derek Trucks is a master of the raking technique. Downstroke the rake with your thumb, then upstroke the 12th fret first string with your index finger. Also, add some vibrato to that first note to really make it pop out.
Lick #15 is a descending lick that descends three notes at a time. Pluck the higher string with your index finger and the lower string with your thumb. Then, shift your hand down to the next set of string so you can use the same right hand picking pattern.
Lick #22 starts out in the 10-12 box pattern for the first half of the lick then shifts to the 15-17 box pattern for the second half of the lick. Pay close attention to your intonation as you make the shift from one position to the other. Add some tasty vibrato to the last note of the lick.