Watch the Stadium Boogie online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Focus On: Standard Tuning Slide

The left-hand damping used for the basic groove is a staple of standard fretted blues rhythm guitar. Since you’re basically banging the slide down across all six strings to make the hammer ons that follow, it’s pretty important to keep muting the bottom two strings with your right hand, just by keeping your thumb resting on them. The flashy pulloff licks at the very end are a bit of an homage to the late Johnny Winter, who used that kind of move on the high strings in the key of E.