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Slide in Open D, Part 2: The Right Touch

This lesson is part of the course Blues Guitar with Orville Johnson.
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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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Nobody’s Fault but Mine  
 
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Slide in Open D, Part 2: The Right Touch
Slide in Open D, Part 2: The Right Touch
 
One of the most important things about being able to get a clear sound on slide guitar is your touch. It’s essential to find the right touch with the slide that will produce a good tone without extra noise. Playing slide melodies on the bass strings takes a special technique. You’ll need to angle your slide so you’re just touching one string at a time. To work on that, in this lesson, you’ll learn how to play the melody to “Nobody’s Fault but Mine” down on the bass strings.

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