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Getting into Slide Guitar

By Steve Dawson

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Guitar (all) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Steve Dawson. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. Getting Into. Blues. Book/CD Set. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20200BCD).

Item Number: MB.20200BCD

ISBN 9780786668014. Blues. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Getting into Slide Guitar covers slide for acoustic or electric guitar and focuses on open-G tuning. The book explains the concepts of technique, basic theory, improvising, harmonic and melodic concepts and provides many essential examples. Most of the context for the book is blues-based, but the ideas and examples are applicable to all styles. Companion CD included.

  • Chapter 1: Open-G Tuning 
  • Chapter 2: Basic Slide Setup and Technique 
  • Chapter 3: Introducing and Building on the Blues Progression 
  • Chapter 4: Left and Right-Hand Muting Techniques 
  • Chapter 5: Playing in the Key of G 
  • Chapter 6: Going Futher into the Key of G 
  • Chapter 7: Rhythmic Variations 
  • Chapter 8: String Pairs and Melodic Options 
  • Chapter 9: Playing Solo 
  • Chapter10: Playing in Other Keys (In Open-G Tuning) 
  • Chapter11: Playing in Other Tunings 

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