Watch the Slide Study 3 online guitar lesson by Sonny Landreth from Slide Supernatural
I think one of the most beautiful sounds is that of a minor blues song, and in particular here using a minor tuning. It really gives it a lot of atmosphere, you can create a lot of texture, and it's a real soulful sound, you can get more of a vocal quality that way. What's really cool, since we are in G minor tuning we can just barre with the slide and work the sound of the chord by picking any combination of the strings. You hear that minor 3rd, it really stands out, and really catches the ear. For the IVm chord (Cm) I am just barring on the 5th fret with the slide. For the Vm (Dm) I'm barring on the 7th fret with the slide. Here is where vibrato is very important, it really makes the sound of the chord jump out. Next we can come up with a very nice IV chord voicing by just using two fingers on the 2nd fret. Next I'm going to use tremolo picking that I learned from Chet Atkins while baring at the 12th fret. Now while using the slide on the 12th fret I can get the Vm chord by fretting behind the slide on the 10th fret and the 11th right on the top two strings. I followed this with a nice sweep down to the IV chord then up to the Vm. To finish off I'm actually going to fret a full chord on the 10th fret and alternate that between the slide on the 12th. I like the sound because the fretted chord gives a lot of power to the part.