In this course we're going to keep it basic and simple. We're going to focus in on the blues and stick to two tunings, G and D. I've also set it up so that most of the melodies are played on the top three strings in two zones on the neck. In all cases we'll utilize what I like to call "finger guarding," which is a kind of muting with the right hand. I'll also show you how to fret behind the slide by only using the first finger on the left hand, which can really open up your slide playing once you get the hang of it.
One of my favorite things about slide guitar is the vocal quality it can add to your playing and phrasing, so we'll talk a lot about how to achieve this. I want to give you a sense of how resourceful a slide with chordal tunings can be while using less real estate on the neck to create more music.