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Paul Just got a slide guitar (27) RE: Just got a slide guitar 06 Oct 98


Einnor: When I first started playing slide, I couldn't find any books that I liked; still haven't. I've got two pieces of advice:

1. Listen to some Elmore James. He was a lot of fun, but had a very limited repertoire, so there is some very simple stuff.

2. Someone once gave me the advice: Play in an "L" shape. If you listen to most slide, the guitarist will slide up to a note, then pick a harmony note on another string. Just fool around with this a little, to get used to where the notes are. After you get used to doing it slowly, and can speed up a little, you will find that this is the main technique in slide, key to getting "that sound".

Enjoy!
Paul.


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