Open G Tuning Slide

5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Learn slide guitar and more in Open G Tuning like Ry Cooder, Robert Johnson, Lowell George and others in this 4 DVD guitar course with tabs and backing tracks. Open up new possibilities with your guitar playing by learning new tunings.

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Let’s face it. Slide guitar is Hard. In my course I want to eliminate all the frustrations so many guitar players can’t seem to overcome when learning how to play slide guitar. After 18 years of teaching, the lessons in this course are what I have found to be the keys to success for people to overcome the obstacles you are faced when learning how to play slide.

What You’ll Receive

Over 6 Hours of Video
34 Pages of Tabs
11 Backing Tracks
3 Fretboard Maps
Guitar Pro Files
50 Bonus Blues Backing Tracks

I’ve divided this course into 4 discs that build upon each other.

Disc 1 is about learning techniques such as muting, raking, holding the slide, playing chords, and just a general approach of how to start learning open g tuning. You’ll also be provided with many exercises to build your technique.

In Disc 2 you will learn Concepts such as Intervals, Dobro playing, Patterns for Soloing, Using a Capo, and scales. This Disc will teach you the Why about how open g tuning works.

In Disc 3 you will learn Solos and Licks. This is taking everything you’ve learned in the first two discs and applying it. Sort of like the final exam so you can see how you’re coming along.

In Disc 4 you will learn some more licks, a lesson about tone, and how to improvise using the techniques learned in this course.

Lesson Index

Disc 1 – Techniques

Lesson 1 – Guitar Setup Lesson 2 – The Left Hand Lesson 3 – Muting Lesson 4 – Vibrato Lesson 5 – Raking Lesson 6 – Hammer Ons Lesson 7 – Blues Riff Lesson 8 – Keith Richards

Disc 2 – Concepts

Lesson 1 – Chords Lesson 2 – Scales Lesson 3 – 12 Bar Blues Lick Lesson 4 – Intervals Lesson 5 – Patterns for Solos Lesson 6 – Other Keys, Capo Lesson 7 – Dobro

Disc 3 – Solos and Licks

Lesson 1 – Blues Solo Lesson 2 – Slow Blues Solo Lesson 3 – 10 Slow Blues Licks Lesson 4 – Boogie Solo

Disc 4 – Bonus Disc

Lesson 1 – 10 Boogie Licks Lesson 2 – Tone Lesson 3 – Improvising

Free Lesson 1

Free Lesson 2

6 reviews for Open G Tuning Slide

  1. 5 out of 5


    I like the open G slide course just as much as the open E one that I ordered awhile back. Learning the Robert Johnson style chords in the Dobro and Blues Solo sections has really opened things up for me. I’ve been playing slide for about 20 years now and am very familiar with many of the licks using the slide.

    But now that I am mixing in fingered chords to go with that, I am able to consistently get through a whole progression including a turnaround without getting stuck. It was great to finally have somebody show me where to put my fingers to find the chords I always knew were missing.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Course is great, I had only just brought cheap dobro so I set it up, tuned to open g and away. As always spare time is my biggest problem, I am noticing that listening to music, I am now picking songs in open G tuning that I wouldn’t have before the course. Of course practice makes perfect. Thanks mate.

  3. 5 out of 5


    I purchased your Key of G Open Tuning Slide DVDs. I enjoy the set and in a very short time my slide playing has advanced from complete novice, clumsy, couldn’t get a note out, to playing scales, some elementary jamming and figuring out licks — and I’m only on the second of three disks!

  4. 5 out of 5


    I have just started this course and so far it is more than I expected. I am still working on the techniques. My playing has already improved. I cant wait until I finish this course. it is more fun to play now.

  5. :

    I purchased this course hoping to receive an all encompassing crash course on getting into playing in open G tuning.

    I’ve found a great deal of the information useful to a point, but the course sticks to what sounds good on a dirty electric.

    While I enjoy playing the licks and practicing the concepts on electric I wish there had been some more cross over for acoustic and resophonic guitars where you don’t have the sustain from gain boost and reverb to help push things along. Also the course focuses on the instrument in the mind of soloing with little thought on what to do the other 80% of the time.

    I would have liked to see more in depth study on keeping the bass and chord structure going while using the slide to produce a melody.

    I probably should have done a little more research on my part but I’m still very happy with my purchase.

  6. 5 out of 5


    I bought this course about a seven months ago and have just now worked through all the lessons (there is a lot of information on these disks). John’s explanations are excellent as well as his ability to break the ideas down into just-the-right-sized chunks to allow for optimum absorption of the information. The value for the money is excellent and I’ve already bought his recent Duane Allman “Not My Cross to Bear” style solo and can’t wait to get into that. John’s phrasing and tone are great and clearly there are lessons to be found there as well. I have a butterscotch Tele that I keep in Open G but I’ve gone through the vast majority of these lessons acoustically on a cheap Chinese Resonator and must respectfully disagree with an earlier review that the licks are only good for the overdriven electric; they also sound good on the acoustic too. The acoustic is less forgiving and requires a lot more reps but I find that helpful in ultimately making the riffs sing on the electric. Suffice it to say, I’ve probably used John’s “Transition” riff thousands of times on my acoustic playing – its killer either way you go. Great work John! Keep it up!

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