Slide Guitar- Slide Soloing Essentials

The definitive electric slide guitar course
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

In this series of lessons, top UK session guitarists, Bobby Harrison and Nick Radcliffe introduce you to a wealth of slide guitar licks and techniques. You’ll learn all the fundamental muting and vibrato techniques found in slide playing, as well as some bluesy solos in Open E and Open G tunings, plus some great, rockier ideas in Standard tuning.

As well as providing you with advice on which type of slide to use, how to have your guitar set up for slide playing and teaching you an arsenal of slide licks, Bobby and Nick break down entire blues solos, further increasing your slide guitar vocabulary. Additionally, you’ll learn some great chord ideas, hammer-ons and harmonica-like rolls using the slide, as well as some wild, tapped-harmonic slide ideas.

This course is a must for anybody looking to add slide playing to their list of guitar skills.

What are the requirements?

  • All you will need in order to begin is an electric guitar, an amplifier and a slide, made from either brass or glass. You can purchase slides from your nearest music retailer.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn a wealth of slide guitar licks and techniques.
  • Master all of the fundamental muting and vibrato techniques found in slide playing
  • Learn fantastic blues slide solos in Open E and Open G tunings.
  • Learn great, rock ideas in Standard tuning.
  • Gain advice on which type of slide to use and how to have your guitar set up for slide playing.
  • Master great chord ideas, using the slide.
  • Learn hammer-ons and harmonica-like rolls using the slide.
  • Discover slide guitar tricks, such as wild, tapped-harmonic slide ideas.
  • Incorporate all of these techniques and licks into your own guitar solos and compositions.
  • Play along with our downloadable backing tracks.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for anybody looking to add slide guitar to their playing. We begin with the absolute basics of the slide guitar. However, some prior knowledge of regular guitar playing is highly recommended.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Open E Tuning Slide Guitar
07:23

The definitive slide guitar course.

In this series of lessons, Bobby Harrison and Nick Radcliffe introduce you to a wealth of slide guitar licks and techniques. You’ll learn all the fundamental muting and vibrato techniques found in slide playing, as well as some bluesy solos in Open E and Open G tunings, plus some great, rockier ideas in Standard tuning.

As well as providing you with advice on which type of slide to use, how to have your guitar set up for slide playing and teaching you an arsenal of slide licks, Bobby and Nick break down entire blues solos, further increasing your slide guitar vocabulary. Additionally, you’ll learn some great chord ideas, hammer-ons and harmonica-like rolls using the slide, as well as some wild, tapped-harmonic slide ideas.

This course is a must for anybody looking to add slide playing to their list of guitar skills.

06:00

We begin this course by teaching you all of the fundamental techniques used in slide guitar, including the position of the slide and essential muting and vibrato techniques. Bobby also gives you a brief insight into the types of slides available, before learning some licks in a bluesy Open E tuning.

11:19

We now move onto learning some great slide licks in Open E tuning.

05:27

We continue by learning some more great slide licks in Open E tuning.

04:26

We continue by learning some more great slide licks in Open E tuning.

07:52

We continue by learning some more great slide licks in Open E tuning.

11:38

We continue by learning some more great slide licks in Open E tuning.

12:34

Having learnt some great slide licks in Open E tuning, Bobby now teaches you the blues solo he played on his intro video, providing you with a wealth of cool slide licks, phrases and ideas.

14:19

Bobby teaches you the blues solo he played on his intro video, providing you with a wealth of cool slide licks, phrases and ideas.

09:31

Bobby continues to teach you the blues solo he played on his intro video.

11:26

Bobby continues to teach you the blues solo he played on his intro video, concluding our section on Open E tuning slide guitar. In the next section, we're going to take a look at Open G tuning slide guitar.

Section 2: Open G Tuning Slide Guitar
13:57

In the next 3 videos, Nick will play a short improvisation using Open G Tuning and will teach you the techniques used in the solo. Many of these ideas are similar to the ones Bobby taught in the Open E Tuning lessons. We suggest you study the Open E tuning lessons before moving onto Open G tuning, as Bobby explains, in detail, the basic techniques of using a Slide.

12:36

Nick continues to demonstrate slide guitar in open G tuning.

11:33

Nick continues to demonstrate slide guitar in open G tuning.

Section 3: Standard Tuning Slide Guitar
09:04

We now move on to slide guitar in Standard EADGBE tuning. Initially, playing slide in this tuning is slightly more difficult than in open tunings, since it requires more movement with the slide itself. However, there are still some great licks to be found when playing standard tuning slide.

Bobby shows you how to convert a phrase, melody or riff into a slide lick, as well as showing you some great ideas for playing major and minor chords using the slide.

08:42

We continue to look at slide guitar in Standard EADGBE tuning.

08:42

We continue to look at slide guitar in Standard EADGBE tuning. Bobby concludes this comprehensive study by showing you a blues/rock slide solo in Standard tuning.

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