How to Learn Basic Slide Guitar Techniques

Learn some great tips on how to play some more advanced slide guitar in this free video clip series on music theory and musical instruments.

Series Summary

The instrumental and vocal style of music commonly known as 'the blues' is actually derived from a repetitive 12 bar pattern and the blue notes. It was born in the slave camps of the United States in the form of hymnals, gospel tunes and spirituals, and evolved into a highly influential genre that has inspired everything from jazz to rock 'n roll to hip hop. Blues guitar is one of the purest forms of the genre, since slaves were typically allowed to have guitars or homemade banjos. The beginnings of blues music are steeped in tradition and at their purest when combined with stringed instruments.

In this free video clip series our expert, Rick Tobey, will introduce you to blues guitar by demonstrating commonly used scales, box patterns, shuffle patterns, chord progressions and other great tips for paying slide blues guitar. Tips on blues guitar solos are also included so if you want to be the next Stevie Ray Vaughn all you need to do is watch these videos 19 hours a day every day for the next 12 years and you'll be flyin on that fret board!

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