Easy Steps to Success
If you've always wanted to play bottleneck slide guitar, this lesson shows you how it can be done in the easiest and fastest possible way. Toby Walker's introduction is perfect for fingerstyle players who want to put real power in their picking.
You'll learn all the fundamentals: what kind of a slide to use, which finger to put it on, how to get a good tone, and how to play your first notes. Add vibrato for "spice", use backup fingers to stop unwanted string noise, then slide up to a note to get a "rubbery" sound - and you're good to go.
Playing in open G tuning, Toby shows you how to get your first notes, basic chords, and some thrilling 12-bar blues licks and some cool Delta sounds. Then move on to a version of the cowboy standard, Red River Valley, and a lovely original, Leon's Waltz - perfect exercises to build control and the ability to move on to any song in any style. His play-along drills, with Happy Traum on rhythm guitar, add fun- and your participation - to this great lesson.