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Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:32 am
by resn8or
Hi all, I'm new to open tunings and slide, like learning 2 new instruments at once. I traded my steelstring for a wood-body resonator by Gerardo, can't find it on the net anywhere. It's like it fell from space, but it's full of mystery and surprises. I'm starting with open G tuning, can you recommend some tracks to listen to?

RE: Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:55 am
by lorilu
Hey reson8ter, Can't help with any tunings but can say welcome I sure do like this forum. It's been great and I only just joined myself! Have fun.

RE: Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:29 am
by mickeypainless
Howdy Resn8or, Welcome to da Road!
Read thru the past posts and archives and you'll learn a TON about slide, tunings and just about anythang else ya might wanna know!
Enjoy!
Mick

RE: Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:52 am
by bluesmcgoo
Hey Resn8or!

Welcome to the Big Road!

Enjoy!

McGoo

RE: Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:55 pm
by ricochet
Yeah, good to see you here, Reson8or!

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 7:22 pm
by foster
I'm also a slide novice, its bloody hard to play at times but when you play something that sounds right, it feels so damn good :D

RE: Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 5:05 am
by resn8or
Hi Foster and welcome, the ambience is fine. Yes, wearing a slide is like swimming with boots on, sex with a cardboard condom, but then it makes these brilliant sounds!
I've found some tabs for Ry Cooder pieces, Paris Texas and Feelin Bad Blues, working on those at the moment.

RE: Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:25 am
by tricone john
Welcome reson8tor
Try 'Come into my kitchem' and Walkin Blues' for starters. in Open G.
If you like the Eric Clapton version get Unplugged and the Tab book. If you prefer the original versions there are some good Robert Johnson tab books to be had but do listen to the originals to get the rhytmn and emphasis right. It is all in the detail! Have fun.

RE: Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:22 am
by bruneau
Welcome Resn8or!!!

RE: Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:32 pm
by blues power
Just to be adequate with a slide a mastering technic in its own right. The old greats like Robert Johnson actually are fingering notes and chords as at the same time. John Hammond and rory block are todays delta blues heroes in the style of RJ that you can still see live. But I wouldn rec that you start there cus theyre way advance also. EC has a few recordings also but imo he isnt as technically oriented as the others i mentioned

IMO listen to some of the 50's and 60's electric slide guys like elmore james and very early fleetwood mac. eventhough theyre playing electric you can pick up some of the basic technics that you can apply to acoustics. many folks dont know is that very early Fleetwood mac was all blues. and like 65% of it was primitive slide that you can follow very easily. good luck and dont give up

RE: Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:41 pm
by ricochet
>The old greats like Robert Johnson actually are
>fingering notes and chords as at the same time. John Hammond
>and rory block are todays delta blues heroes in the style of
>RJ that you can still see live.

Don't forget Scott Ainsley. I've been listening to him this morning.


"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: Loving the slide, what a struggle

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:14 am
by resn8or
Hey BP, thanks for the pointer to early Fleetwood Mac, I will check them out. I've also gone back to the Subdudes (zydeco/ swampy rock) and I'm switched on by the electric slide playing in Message Man.
Does anyone know the tuning for that one?