Open E Tuning Slide Pt 1

Learn how to play Duane Allman and Derek Trucks style slide guitar in Open E Tuning. Open up an entirely new world of guitar playing by learning slide. Running time is 3.5 hours. Includes Captions and Interactive Transcript

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In this course, I want to show you exactly how to overcome the obstacles that stand in your way of playing great slide guitar in the style of Duane Allman and Derek Trucks in open e tuning. These lessons will teach you exactly how to start playing this style by using the system I have developed throughout the years with students just like you.

If you practice and apply these lessons I can guarantee you will see results when learning how to play slide guitar. Learning slide guitar can be quite a daunting task. There are so many new concepts to learn that have nothing to do with playing standard guitar.

When I first started learning how to play slide there was not that much information on how to play in open e tuning. I mean, there were some books, but nothing that showed you the really good stuff. This is why I developed my first course and started this entire website. I quickly realized that there was not much clear instruction about how to play slide in this tuning, and specifically if you are wanting to learn the Duane Allman, Derek Trucks style slide guitar.

All the foundation concepts that I have learned over the past 17 years about playing slide guitar in open e tuning are contained in these lessons. The techniques you will learn are ones that I have spent countless hours practicing and mastering by trial and error. Let’s get you started on the right path to playing some cool Allman Bros style slide guitar.

Lesson Index

Lesson 1 – About Open E Tuning

Lesson 2 – Chords and the Blues Rhythm

Lesson 3 – Intervals and using Chord Tones

Lesson 4 – Open E Tuning Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scales and Patterns

Lesson 5 – Positions

Lesson 6 – 12 Bar Blues lick

Lesson 7 – Technique Exercises

Lesson 8 – Shuffle Solo and Rhythm Lesson

Lesson 9 – Slow Blues Solo in A

Shuffle Solo and the Rhythm Guitar You Will Learn

Slow Blues Solo You Will Learn

Fretboard Maps

You’ll be able to view and download all the Fretboard maps that will show you how I like to visualize the fretboard when playing and improvising open e tuning slide guitar.

As Seen on Gibson

In 2008 Gibson featured many of my slide guitar lessons on their site and even recommended my slide guitar course as one that will get you playing in the style of Duane Allman.

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You’re not on his site to learn theory or the fretboard, although he does touch on these when necessary. You are there to play guitar. Play what you love in the style of your favorite artists or just improvising. Play, learn the phrases, the timing, the technique and you WILL get better. I’m 64 as I write this. Still playing. The difference now is I’m getting better. Good enough doesn’t cut it for me now.

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