Watch the SECTION 6: Standard Tuning online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Slide Guitar Power

As valuable as it is to learn to play slide in a variety of open tunings, conquering the world of slide within the context of standard tuning is an endeavor unto itself. An obvious benefit is that all of the scale patterns, riffs and chord forms are the same as those that are generally used, the challenge takes shape in terms of how to lay the slide across the strings and not just sound one pure note at a time, but to also emulate the sonority of the open tunings while playing in standard tuning. In these next few sections, I will demonstrate a variety of ways to best get a handle on mastering slide guitar in standard tuning.