Learn the basics of acoustic slide guitar
Here's an open-G arrangement of the traditional blues tune "Poor Boy, Long Ways from Home"
Six acoustic guitarists show the wide range of concepts, sounds, and inflections that can be brought to life with slide technique.
While slide guitar is perhaps most commonly associated with the blues, it can be used to excellent effect in a range of other styles.
Here are some tips from contemporary players Jontavious Willis, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Jimmy Page that can teach you a lot about playing blues slide guitar.
The slide allows the guitarist to find the notes between notes—those places between the frets where the slippery quality of human emotion runs.
From the March 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PETE MADSEN THE PROBLEMYou find that you can’t get a powerful sound playing bottleneck slide—your tone is thi... Read More...
From the May/June 2020 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Greg Olwell From his first records for Victor in 1930, Bukka White—who preferred to be called Booker—pl... Read More...
From the July/August 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PETE MADSEN Slide/bottleneck guitar can evoke flavors ethereal and lyrical or aggressive and bombas... Read More...