Slide Guitar Made Easy
What you'll learn
- Basic slide guitar technique
- Example slide guitar solos
- Slide guitar licks
- How to play blues rock slide guitar in standard tuning
- Scale patterns used in slide guitar
- Music theory necessary for slide guitar
- You should have entry-level lead guitar skills & the ability to play basic licks
This course will introduce you to the art of slide guitar. In this course you will learn all of the necessary techniques for playing slide. You will learn loads of licks and example solos. You will gain an insight into the limited amount of music theory needed for slide guitar, as well as all the scale positions you'll need. We also cover essential techniques concerned with accurate pitching & string muting. All of the lectures are backed up with guitar TABS & mp3 jam tracks. In short, by the time you've completed this course, you will feel confident picking up a slide in just about any musical situation.
Who this course is for:
- Intermediate guitarists new to slide guitar
John has been playing the guitar since the age of 11. He began his guitar journey on a Woolworths Top 20 guitar, plugged into the mic socket of his Amstrad “music centre” (as stereos were called back then).
Before long he was playing in school bands and started gigging at the tender age of 14. On finishing school he trained as a radio officer for the merchant navy.
Then, after a brief spell working in a test lab for a Japanese electronics company, (whilst plying his trade as a guitarist for hire on the local circuit by night), John “turned professional” as a guitarist in the early 1990s.
Since then he's played in a hugely diverse range of bands, from top-40 covers bands & classic country acts through to alt-rock indie groups & blues bands. He's also carved out a reputation as a session player & sideman for various touring & recording musicians in his native Teesside.
John's influences are varied & include “all the usual suspects” as he puts it, plus a few you may not expect... Eric Clapton; Gary Moore; Jeff Beck; Kenny Burrell; Miles Davis; Joe Satriani; Edward Elgar & Chuck Berry to name but a few.
These days, John puts food on the table by teaching a select group of students from his home studio in Redcar, as well as recording his own brand of original, melodic, bluesy rock guitar music, which is available across all major platforms & via his website