Watch the The Santa Monicat online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Focus On: Standard Tuning Slide

This tune has a pretty bright feel, owing to the open-position major pentatonic licks on the I chord and the way we’re using the closed box position to spell out all three chords at various points. But we’re still playing the major thirds the same way we could on a “bluesier” blues, sliding in from the minor third just below whenever we’re in closed position. Once you’ve got this one under your fingers, try mixing in some more overtly minor pentatonic sounds and see what happens.