David Hamburger's Slide Shop

David Hamburger is the real deal; phenom electric slide player, top recording and performing artist and author of several top-ranked instructional books. TrueFire jumped at the opportunity to work with David on Slide Shop, a interactive video course focused solely on electric slide blues guitar.

Video Introduction

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About the Guitar Lesson Plan

Interactive Video Guitar Instruction

box artSlide Shop is a hands-on playing course that will get you up and running with your first tune in less than an hour. Every nuance of electric slide guitar is touched on with a curriculum featuring 10 rhythm grooves, 10 corresponding electric slide solos and several hands full of variations for each theme. You will add a set's worth of electric slide tunes to your repertoire and quickly get a grip on the blues' most expressive style and technique.

Each of the 40 lessons featured in Slide Shop includes two video segments (80 video lessons in total), corresponding jam tracks to practice over, text overview, source links, standard notation and interactive tab. Slide Shop is presented in TrueFire’s multi-media, instructional player for Windows and Mac.

Most blues players would love to get some slide under their belts but shy away from learning the techniques and open tunings thinking that the process would be too time-consuming and challenging. If this describes you, Slide Shop is your solution. Here's why:

Ten slide blues instrumentals are presented in separate rhythm and solo video lessons.

The rhythm lessons demonstrate the parts in their basic form. David then shows you how to expand the parts with alternate voicings, rhythms and fills.

The solo lessons also demonstrate the solo as written, then David breaks it all down note-by-note and shows you how to expand and twist into your own solos.

All lessons (rhythm and solo) feature a jam track to practice over to help nail the part being covered.

A text description overviews the tune and provides background on artists synonymous with the style.

Power Tab is included (interactive tablature), so you can see, hear and slow down the tablature and notation.

About Your Instructor

David Hamburger

David HamburgerOne of the most popular TrueFire Educators, David Hamburger has appeared at Merle Fest and the Kerrville and Philadelphia Folk Festivals, toured with Joan Baez and shared the stage with Dave Van Ronk, Jorma Kaukonen, Tony Trischka, Duke Robillard, Cindy Cashdollar and many others. His guitar, slide guitar and dobro playing can be heard on his solo albums Indigo Rose and David Hamburger Plays Blues, Ballads & a Pop Song and with the Grassy Knoll Boys on their debut CD, Buckeyed Rabbit. David is also a contributing editor to Acoustic Guitar and the author of several books, including the award-winning "Beginning Blues Guitar" and "The Acoustic Guitar Method," also available on DVD from Homespun Tapes. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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For PC, Mac & Linux computers only. Not compatible on iPad, iPhone, Android or other mobile devices. For a list of our mobile apps, click here >>

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What you Get:

Video software (Windows and Mac) with TrueFire's Lesson Player, PIP, full-screen, looping, slow motion, plus...

  • - 232 Minutes of Video
  • - Practice Rhythm Tracks
  • - Text Commentary
  • - Tab
  • - Notation
  • - Power Tab


Early Intermediate through Advanced

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