Slidn’ the Blues

In this Course I want to show you new right hand techniques, a strength building exercise, Rhythm guitar in Open E, and how to play the full song I wrote entitled Movin’ On. Running time is 3.5 hours.

Gain immediate access to this Course and all the Courses on the site with an All Access Pass.

Category: Skill Level:

In this Course you’re going to learn how to play the complete Movin On song in Open E Tuning. In addition to the complete song you learn, you will see how to play play rhythm guitar in open e tuning, as well as how to improvise over a 12 bar blues. A new way of using your right hand to get a warmer tone, and a must know exercise to develop right hand strength, precision, and endurance is also taught.

All DVDs have been Discontinued. This Course is available in the All Access Pass.

Lesson Index

Disc 1

Lesson 1 Getting a Warmer Tone with your Right Hand
Lesson 2 Tremolo picking like Derek Trucks
Lesson 3 Improvising Rhythm in Open E
Lesson 4 Movin On Rhythm Guitar
Movin On Tone Lesson

Disc 2

Lesson 1 Movin On Guitar Solo Lesson
Lesson 2 Movin On Outro Lesson

This Course Includes

3.5 Hours of Video
25 Pages of PDF Tabs
2 Backing Tracks

Learn this Complete Song


  1. Rick Gauthier—Canada

    All the dvds you made

    I am a guitar player of over 40 years of experience. Played in a lot of bands, was a session bass, mandolin, keyboeard and guitar player in studio for a few years.

    Played slide in bands but didn’t use it much because I knew I didn’t have the basic, still do in fact, still working on it :).

    Thanks John for your DVD’s. Makes my learning a lot easier.

    Have a goo day.

  2. jamie wheeler—Bushland, texas

    slidn’ the blues

    I like your no bull teaching, clear and concise. I feel that if I just keep going with it, I’ll get there. Thanks, Jamie

Add a review

Get started today with an All Access Pass to gain instant access

You May Also Like These Courses

On videos where he turns it loose, you see and hear someone that gets it

I’ve been playing in bands since 1974 when I was 17. They’ve been more or less successful over time, earning enough scratch to keep me interested. Blues has always been at the top of my list, and I got by on basic rhythm techniques and the occasional lead. “Good enough” to get by, but I was never satisfied.

I’ve tried dozens of instructors, all sorts of how-to books/DVDs/online programs…nothing seemed to click. When you hear a good blues guitar player, the distinction between good enough and great is huge. I’ve found a few online, but too many talk talk talk and play little. When I discovered Learning Guitar Now, I realized it was different on this site. First, John can PLAY. On videos where he turns it loose, you see and hear someone that gets it. But what makes his site different than the rest just regurgitating variations of the same theme is that he wants YOU to get it.

If you want to pick and choose your lessons…fine. If you want to start from scratch and build competency in technique…fine. If you want to talk to him on the forum and have a REAL exchange of ideas or ask for advice…he’s there. The lesson curriculum is huge, his freebies on YouTube vast, and his continued enthusiasm to help you become a better blues guitarist is non-wavering.

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.

When I hit a phrase just right, the audience actually pauses on that beat. The beauty of the blues just poured through my fingertips if only for a moment. Right now I’m focused on some of the Allman Brothers material. It takes me home. Sometimes, when I daydream, I see me on that stage with them, holding my own. Thanks JohnT, you’ve kept the blues alive for this old timer!

John White

I am pleased to say that I can now play a reasonable lead solo

I’m a pretty good acoustic guitar player who has always wanted to play electric blues lead. I have used quite a few other online tutoring sites some more successful than others but still didn’t manage to get it. Until, that is, I found Learning Guitar Now. With John’s tutoring style and a great website full of great courses I am pleased to say that I can now play a reasonable lead solo and I’m improving all the time. I love the way John plays guitar. It’s exactly how I’d like to play but he is very clear that you need to practice to get there. John is a very straight talker to lays out what you need to do to play blues lead and that is practice. He is also very encouraging by saying that you can do it but don’t kid yourself that buying the course will make you a great player if you don’t follow John’s useful and straight forward advice. So thank you John for everything. I get so much enjoyment from playing and see myself improving each month.

Dik McFarlane

He covers all the great blues and rock guitarists

LGN is an incredible resource for anyone wanting to get better at playing the blues. Working through John’s lessons will get you better at improvising, help with techniques like bending, slides, raking, and vibrato. He covers all the great blues and rock guitarists and some that you may not have studied previously. I highly recommend the All Access Pass to anyone who loves playing guitar!


John uses the latest tools available

I’m very happy being an All Access Pass member here at LGN. John is an excellent teacher and amazing guitar player. He not only shows you “what” to play but also focuses on “how” to play each note with emotion and feeling. That makes all the difference. Also the site interface is so easy and John uses the latest tools available to make the experience as rewarding as possible! I say “Go for it!” …you’ll be glad you did.

Philly Dupree