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Dec 12

Need Somebody On Your Bond

Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 in All Posts, Slide Guitar, Video Tuition

The Blues Preachers, Brother John and Captain Bluetongue, perform their version of Blind Willie Johnson’s Need Somebody On Your Bond as featured in The Blues Preachers E-book.

Jul 15

Slide Workshop

Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2007 in All Posts, Slide Guitar, Video Tuition

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.

Apr 13

Slide Right Hand Muting Techniques (standard tuning)

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 in All Posts, Slide Guitar

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.