Watch the Robert Johnson Style: Open E online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Slide Guitar Power
One of the pioneers of slide guitar - and of blues guitar overall - is Delta blues legend Robert Johnson. Robert was another of Johnny Winter's primary influences when Johnny was first learning to play slide guitar. One of the most famous blues songs of all time is "Sweet Home Chicago," which was recorded back in 1936 by Robert Johnson and is among the most famous and important blues guitar recording ever. In the accompanying example, I utilize many of Robert's signature licks and phrases to demonstrate the elements from which his signature style is constructed.