Is slide guitar something you would like to learn how to play? If so, then you’re probably trying to figure out how to play like Duane Allman. Duane Allman was one of the key innovators of electric slide guitar in Open E tuning.
He took some very basic licks and gave them soul. You see slide guitar isn’t about how fast you can play, but how much emotion and power you can put into a few notes. Listen for the nuances in Duane’s slide guitar playing. This is where you will find the secret that lies behind his slide guitar style. Also check out this video lesson to learn more about Duane Allman’s slide guitar playing.
Let’s take a look at a common lick he used in songs such as “Statesboro Blues”.
This is a similar lick to a lick Duane played in Statesboro Blues. A key element of this lick is to slide backwards to the target note of the lick, which is the 8th fret of the B string. Sliding from a note above, to the 8th fret, creates a unique sound that is signature Duane Allman in my opinion. Practice this slide guitar lick until it becomes second nature. Learning slide guitar becomes much easier when specific techniques are practiced everyday.
To learn more about open e tuning please check out my Open E Tuning Slide Guitar Course.