Pretty much if you mention playing slide guitar, you will no doubt hear the name Duane Allman come up. He is considered the innovator of the electric slide guitar. Drawing from Robert Johnson, Elmore James, and Muddy Waters, Duane developed his own unique slide guitar style that no one has been able to duplicate. There have been many who have tried, and Derek Trucks is probably the closest I have heard, but Derek Trucks is more of his own man.
To me Duane was the creator and has some of the most harmonica sounding, and slippery open e tuning licks you’ll ever hear. Yes he is that good! Just listen to the Fillmore East and try to duplicate his timing and phrasing. His sense of drama and timing are superb. Maybe it’s all of the sessions he did in Muscle Shoals with Aretha and such.
I put out a video a while back of how to sound more like Duane Allman when playing open e tuning slide guitar.
By trying to sound more like a vocalist and a harmonica, your slide guitar licks will begin to sound more like Duane’s classic lines.
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Are you a Duane Allman Fan? If so what do you like about his style and what are your favorite solos he played? Let me know right below.
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