Watch the El More online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from 30 Beginner Slide Blues Guitar Licks You MUST Know

The best place to begin with slide guitar in standard tuning is to take an "open E" style lick and find the best way to create virtually the same sound while in standard tuning, which is what is done here with a classic Elmore James-style intro lick in E. You'll hear Elmore play licks similar to this on such slow blues classics as "Anna Lee" and "The Sky is Crying".