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Slide Guitar in Standard Tuning, Part 1

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Become a complete blues player through these lessons in country blues fingerpicking, blues lead guitar, and bottleneck slide, with great technique lessons and blues songs from Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, and more.
 
 
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Slide in Standard Tuning   
 
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Slide Guitar in Standard Tuning, Part 1
Slide Guitar in Standard Tuning, Part 1
 
Bottleneck slide is often played in open tunings, but in this lesson you’ll learn to play slide in standard tuning, using an eight-bar blues in the key of A. One thing that’s nice about playing slide in standard tuning is that it allows you to easily mix notes played with the slide with fretted notes played with your fingers. There are also some chord positions in standard tuning that you can’t get in open tunings. In this video, Orville walks you through the blues melody, which is mostly played on the first string, giving you some tips on getting clean melody notes. He also shows you one of those cool chord voicings available in standard tuning, a D9.

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