Slide in Open E Solo

In this course, you will learn how to play a complete open e tuning slide guitar solo over a slow blues in the style of Derek Trucks and Duane Allman.

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In this lesson I will show you what it takes to play a complete slide guitar solo in open e tuning. Each lick will also be shown in slow motion so you can see exactly what is going on with each lick. This is really helpful to see how to do the Derek Trucks style raking and also to see what the right hand is doing to perform the licks. You’ll also learn my essential exercise to help you effectively learn the entire fretboard in open e tuning.

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Lesson Index

Lesson 1 About the Solo
Lesson 2 Learn how to find notes all over the fretboard
Lesson 3 Licks 1-6
Lesson 4 Licks 7-11
Lesson 5 Licks 12-20
Lesson 6 Licks 22-29

This Course Includes

106 minutes of Video
6 Pages of Tabs
1 Backing Track


  1. Leonardoqia—Royal Oak, MI

    I was searching through You Tube…

    …. and came upon John’s videos. I quickly looked at them all, but really watched the ones on open tunings and slide guitar. As a solo, acoustic Delta Blues player that only plays in open tunings, I decided to explore playing electric slide to enhance my acoustic playing. This DVD is exactly what I was looking for and I expect that Santa will be bringing me the entire open E slide guitar series Christmas morning!

  2. Neotank—Scottsdale, AZ

    Outstanding course

    Its hard to find a great guitar teacher and its hard to find great online guitar lessons or DVDs. Especially for advanced players. No matter how much you do, it never seems to translate into “real” guitar playing. Johns courses are outstanding. In the first lessons you get right into playing real usable riffs. I have been playing for 25 years and am a blues guitar freak. Johns lessons are exactly what I have been looking for. These lessons are great for advanced players. In the slide courses, he really shows you important technical stuff so you don’t fail after a few lessons, which is what I have always done with slide in the past. Now I’m getting great slide sounds. In addition, I can play real slide riffs that don’t sound like I pulled them for a book.

  3. Old Boomer Picker—Southwest Virginia

    Open E Solo Feedback

    As a person who came of age with the Allman Brothers music, it is pure joy learning some of the slide licks in “Open E Tuning Slide Guitar Solo”. Keep up the good work John and I will continue to support.

  4. lonny41—Canada

    Something Different

    There’s a lot of instructional material out there on slide guitar, and it’s mostly just the same old 1-4-5 and pentatonic stuff, over and over again. John teaches you more in depth and is a gifted instructor as well as player. He teaches you the stuff the other instructors are missing. I’ve been playing slide guitar for years, John has taken my playing to another level. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced slide player, you will definately love and learn from his DVD’s.

  5. jjohnson509ec-rr-com

    The best slide lessons I’ve found, learning to play slide in the style of Duane Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, I hope there are more to come. Keep up the good work.

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