For this one I'm working with one of the greatest slide riffs of all time in D tuning, which from low to high is DADF#AD. We'll put a different twist on this classic by muting at the 12th fret to give it a different attitude. The progression is a basic 12 bar form, but instead of a straight ahead traditional groove, we'll be playing over a funky double shuffle rhythm to give it a sense of syncopation.
I'll be fretting behind the slide with my first finger on two strings at a time to give it a more modern sound. For the solo on the second time through we'll use single notes around the 12th fret in what I like to call the "anchor zone."