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Slide Guitar Basics, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Fingerstyle Blues Guitar with Orville Johnson.
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Learn to play fingerstyle blues, with a bottleneck slide and without, through songs from blues legends Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Lightnin' Hopkins, Tampa Red, Blind Willie Johnson, and more.
 
 
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“Heavy time” is a style of blues fingerpicking that is more driving and forceful than the somewhat bouncy feel of alternating bass fingerpicking, as played by Mississippi John Hurt, Willie McTell, and others. In this lesson, Orville shows you a tune that illustrates the “heavy time” feel. Heavy time is all about what your thumb is doing—in this case, the thumb constantly pounds the beat, four beats per measure. Another thing that makes this style different is that the melody notes are played just with the index finger. Orville walks you through the piece phrase by phrase.
 
 
 
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Slide Guitar Basics, Part 1  
 
Slide Guitar Basics, Part 1  
 
Slide Guitar Basics, Part 1
Slide Guitar Basics, Part 1
 
Orville tells you everything you need to know to get started with slide, including advice about choosing and fitting a slide and deciding which finger to put it on. You’ll also learn to play major scale and minor scales on the first string.   

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