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Watch the Duane Allman Style 1: Open E online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Blues Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Lesson Source: Andy Aledort's Slide Guitar Power

Before breaking down the specific licks played in this solo, remember that you can move through the slide scale in the key of D by moving back and forth between the 8th and 10th frets on all of the strings; additional notes can be found three frets above the home position of the 10th fret, on the top three strings at the 13th fret. I begin the solo on D, 1st string/10th fret, and slide down one half step to C# before playing A, 2nd string/10th fret. Sliding down a whole step to C sounds good too, but the subtle half step slides lend a more vocal-like and unpredictable quality to the lines. In bar 2 of the solo, I move down from the 13th to the 12th to the 10 frets by alternately picking the G and B strings, offering a very harmonica-like line. Throughout the rest of the solo, pay strict attention to the alternating motion of sliding up on one string and then back on another string to replicate Duane's approach to slide soloing.

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