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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2012-08-26T18:03:52+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=12858 2012-08-26T18:03:52+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12858&p=114055#p114055 <![CDATA[Re: Learning Slide Guitar -After 50+ yrs as a guitarist of s]]>
Ha, a, I know the feeling of getting nervous when recording a video, I still do! Isn't it strange? No probs on stage, no probs playing at home, no probs playing in front of friends, but as soon as the cam is running, I become a complete guitar idiot, making mistakes I usually don't make and I need ten takes to get the video done, ha ha ha.

Compared to me you did a fantastic job, Les!

Statistics: Posted by Dee — Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:03 pm


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2012-07-25T19:34:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12858&p=113865#p113865 <![CDATA[Re: Learning Slide Guitar -After 50+ yrs as a guitarist of s]]>
Have fun!

Rick Honeyboy Hart

Statistics: Posted by Honeyboy — Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:34 pm


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2012-06-18T05:38:51+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12858&p=113701#p113701 <![CDATA[Re: Learning Slide Guitar -After 50+ yrs as a guitarist of s]]>
Les R Forgue wrote:
Last month my daughter steered me to a 2 hour training session by Eric Noden about John Lee Hooker’s Open G Tuning.
There was no slide playing going on in that session, BUT when I took home that Open G Tuning and decided to try (for the zillionth time) putting a slide on my finger, I quickly starting hearing something I liked.

I hear you. Taught myself how to play slide with a cheap steel slide on an open D tuning about 10+ years ago. I think it was that old Budweiser ad that inspired me. But it was only about 3 months ago that I tried experimenting with other tunings and I now LOVE open G. Sounds so sweet for slide. I had a three day haze where I kind of made up a bunch of licks that felt so right. It's also great for a lot of Stones stuff. Honky Tonk Women, Start Me Up, Brown Sugar are all in open G. So I've been experimenting with my own bluesier versions incorporating slide. If you fancy a really nice sounding comfortable slide, try the Rockslide (like they say, much more than just a piece of pipe!).

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2012-06-17T13:40:00+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12858&p=113700#p113700 <![CDATA[Re: Learning Slide Guitar -After 50+ yrs as a guitarist of s]]>
I went back to open D on the round neck. One night, I took a new view of open D and Spanish G and I realized that (key aside) Spanish G was Open D moved up a string and the fifth added on the lowest string. (D: Root, 5th, Root, Maj. 3rd, Fifth, Root G: Fifth, Root, Fifth, Root, Maj 3rd, Fifth.) In other words, you can play the same patterns that you do in Spanish G in Open D (or Open E) just one string lower. WHen I started to see the similarities, it really opened things up for me. I can't say I've really mastered either one, but the common ground makes it a lot easier to work with both.

Glad you found something that works for you.

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2012-06-15T21:52:27+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12858&p=113692#p113692 <![CDATA[Re: Learning Slide Guitar -After 50+ yrs as a guitarist of s]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:52 pm


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2012-06-14T19:33:10+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12858&p=113685#p113685 <![CDATA[Re: Learning Slide Guitar -After 50+ yrs as a guitarist of s]]> The guitar may be seen and heard here:
http://vimeo.com/33174814

Thanks for your reply.

Statistics: Posted by Les R Forgue — Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:33 pm


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2012-06-14T18:53:12+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12858&p=113684#p113684 <![CDATA[Re: Learning Slide Guitar -After 50+ yrs as a guitarist of s]]>
Its a little bit heavy for a light strung electric but it works great for acoustic.

Statistics: Posted by TC6969 — Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:53 pm


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2012-06-14T13:54:48+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12858&p=113680#p113680 <![CDATA[Learning Slide Guitar -After 50+ yrs as a guitarist of sorts]]> There was no slide playing going on in that session, BUT when I took home that Open G Tuning and decided to try (for the zillionth time) putting a slide on my finger, I quickly starting hearing something I liked.
I had tried open E with the slide quite a few times over the years, but could never get much I liked out of the slide in open E,
except for stuff like Rolled and Tumbled, or Elmore’s signature rifts.
But the open G opened a door so to speak.
I plan to record something and post it here at BRB, if my slide work ever progresses to where I would want to hold it up and say Look Here Y'all.

I can’t find my shiny steel slide I paid over $12 for,
so I been using a section of copper pipe, which turned my finger green until I washed the slide inside and out with CLR, that lost the greening effect.
I know it is the fad nowadays to go green, but I reckon I’ll find other ways to go green than to sport a green finger.
In the past I’ve used aluminum conduit but couldn’t get it perfectly smooth all the way around, and it doesn’t ring so nice as the copper and certainly not as good as the shiny steel.

Statistics: Posted by Les R Forgue — Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:54 pm


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