In this slide lesson, you’ll learn to play slide melodies in standard tuning that are designed to be played with a rhythm section of some sort, even just a rhythm guitarist. Orville’s original tune “So Long Blues” recalls the 1920s “classic blues” songs of singers like Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, and Ma Rainey. Orville plays it through with guitarist Scott Nygaard and then takes the melody apart, phrase by phrase. He talks about trying to get a “singing” quality in your playing, which the slide is great for, allowing you to get the “notes in between the notes,” and move them around in the beat, in the way that singers do. He also gives you tips on practicing melodies played on one string, damping, and giving your slide playing a lyrical feel.
"So Long Blues" (Available to subscribers)