Watch the Open String Options online guitar lesson by Sonny Landreth from Slide Supernatural
Let's talk about incorporating some open strings with your slide playing. This technique is a bit tricky to describe in writing so please take a look at the accompanying video to really see what it is that I'm doing. Here I am going to utilize the open strings and they are going to be bouncing off the slide behind. Since we are in open tuning the open strings all available to us and will generally sound good. Sometimes I’m not even really defining the note, it’s more of a mute. I’ll often roll my fingers on the pick and to get a constant sound going, that way you do get the sympathetic strings going and a lot of overtones, make it a bigger sound. So it really opens up the sound of the guitar, and fills in some really cool space. Like I said, please take a look at the video it will make sense.