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by Brother John  July 22, 2007 10:51 am

Brother John presents a classic blues in A based on the playing of Robert Johnson.
This arrangement is in the monotonic bass style. It also has some syncopated and walking bass notes.

by Brother John  July 15, 2007 10:41 am

An introduction to slide guitar by Brother John explaining 2 ways of playing bottleneck slide guitar.
1. Single note style with right hand muting.
2. Used in conjuction with the alternating bass style where the slide plays mainly on the first string.
A simple version of Blind Willie Johnson’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine is used to demonstrate this approach.

by Brother John  April 13, 2007 9:17 am

These basic slide guitar exercises will introduce you to the right hand muting style which is necessary for improvising using single notes across all six strings as used by of Duane Allman, Ry Cooder, Warren Haynes and many others.

Exercise 1 Left hand video Right hand video

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Exercise 2 Left hand video Right hand video

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Exercise 3 Left hand video Right hand video

E pentatonic minor with diminished 5th.

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Click the youtube link below.
This clip includes information about 2 ways of playing bottleneck slide guitar.
1. Single note style with right hand muting as discussed in the above exercises.
2. Used in conjuction with the alternating bass style where the slide plays mainly on the first string.
A simple version of Blind Willie Johnson’s Nobody’s Fault But MIne is used to demonstrate this approach.


Nobody’s Fault But Mine TAB