Derek Trucks Open E Slide Lesson Part 2

In this lesson, I’m going to show you another Derek Trucks lick from “Key to the Highway”. If you missed the first installment, you can find Part One Here. This slide guitar lick occurring at the intro of the live version of this song from the Songlines Live DVD, is just an amazing slide guitar lick that utilizes some really cool rhythms and positions in open e tuning.

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Have you tried playing Derek Trucks licks? They can be quite difficult at first. Let me know what you think of this budding guitar God below. Also, what is your favorite Derek Trucks song?


  1. Love his solo on Junior Wells “Going to Kansas City”, really drives the song. He was only in his mid teens. The album “Come On in This House” has great slide work from Derek, Sonny Landreath, Corey Harris, John Mooney and others. Check it out.


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