Open G Tuning Slide pt 1
Learn slide guitar and more in Open G Tuning like Ry Cooder, Robert Johnson, Lowell George and others in this premium course. Open up new possibilities with your guitar playing by learning a new tuning. Running time is 6 hours.
In my open g tuning course, I want to eliminate the frustrations so many guitar players can’t seem to overcome when learning how to play slide guitar. These include muting, scales, chords, technique, improvising and a slew of other concepts to get you playing some soul inspired slide guitar. You can do this and in this course, I’ll show you exactly how.
This Course Includes
6 Hours of Video
34 Pages of Tabs
11 Backing Tracks
3 Fretboard Maps
I’ve divided this course into 4 parts that build upon each other.
Part 1 is about learning techniques such as muting, raking, holding the slide, playing chords, Keith Richards style, 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 Part 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 Part 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 Part 4 you will learn some more licks, a lesson about tone, and how to improvise using the techniques learned in this course.
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