Slide Guitar Lessons

Welcome to the section of lessons dedicated to learning how to play slide guitar. The lessons introduce slide basics and fundamentals, common slide scale patterns, and playing chords with slide. Open E and G tunings are also discussed along with several slide solos from guitarists such as Duane Allman and Mike Campbell.

Intro to Slide Guitar

Intro to Slide Guitar

In this lesson we will discuss the basic principles of slide guitar, types of slides, and basic techniques.
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Slide and the Blues Scale

Slide and the Blues Scale

In this lesson we will cover some basic slide licks based out of the blues scale pattern.
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Chording Major Triads with Slide

Chording Major Triads with Slide

In this lesson we will cover playing Major chord progressions with the slide.
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Alternate Blues Scale Pattern

Alternate Blues Scale Pattern

In this lesson we will learn an alternate blues scale pattern that works well with slide and combines the blues scale with our major triad position.
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Muddy Waters Inspired Slide

Muddy Waters Inspired Slide

In this lesson we will learn a Muddy Waters inspired slide progression in the key of G.
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Elmore James Style Slide

Elmore James Style Slide

In this lesson we will study the famous slide licks of one of the most influential early electric slide players, Elmore James.
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Mike Campbell Style Slide

Mike Campbell Style Slide

In this lesson we will learn the slide solo to Learning To Fly by Tom Petty.
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Open G Tuning For Slide

Open G Tuning For Slide

In this lesson we will discover slide using an alternate tuning of G
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Come On in My Kitchen

Come On in My Kitchen

In this lesson we will learn a version of Come on in My Kitchen by Robert Johnson using an open G tuning.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Statesboro Blues Song Study

Statesboro Blues Song Study

In this lesson we will learn some slide licks from one of the most famous slide guitar songs ever, Statesboro Blues by the Allman Brothers Band.
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Dust My Broom by Elmore James

Dust My Broom by Elmore James

Great blues slide guitar tune.  Elmore James noted as the King of the Slide Guitar is a great player to study if you are looking to learn how to play slide. Song is played in open D tuning.

Song Difficulty: 4

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