Elmore James, Lowell George, Bonnie Raitt, Duane Allman, Ry Cooder, Joe Walsh, Derek Trucks, Ben Harper, Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter and Sonny Landreth are just a few of the monster players responsible for putting electric slide guitar squarely on the blues and rock map. In fact, the expressive and "singing" qualities of electric slide guitar make it almost mandatory to have at least a few tasty and versatile slide chops and techniques in your bag. TrueFire's Guitar Lab: Electric Slide will get you up and running quicker than you can say "Diddley Bow."
TrueFire's Guitar Lab: Electric Slide from Geoff Hartwell will step you through all of the mechanics and equip you with an impressive working vocabulary of electric slide licks and moves. "Aside from being an outstanding musician and guitar player, Geoff Hartwell's skills as a clinician put him at the top of the heap. Geoff's knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of slide playing is bullet-proof. The master-class he conducted was attended by absolute beginners, professional guitarists and every level in between- No one left empty-handed. Not only do Geoff's skills as a slide player put him in an elite group of musicians, but his ability to break down those skills and demonstrate them in simple, crystal clear terms make him one of a kind."
Geoff kicks off this intensive with a thorough run down of right and left hand techniques, plucking, muting and best practices for navigating the fretboard and working with scales. Next, you'll learn how to phrase and articulate one-note-one-string and one-note-two-string licks. Along the way, Hartwell gives you a grip on classic moves including "pull licks" and Allman's now classic "see-saw" move.
As you progress through the course, you'll learn a variety of essential licks and how to play rhythm with slide, how to work with major and minor chords, how to "shwonk," how to slap and use harmonics, and how to fret behind the slide and pull off the "harmonic helicopter" in the style of slide master Sonny Landreth.
All in all, enough solid material in Guitar Lab: Electric Slide to move your slide meter to dangerously proficient.