How to Play The Slide Song by Matt Hammond (Guitar Lesson)


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Matt Hammond

The Slide Song

In his first lesson, Matt Hammond demonstrates a fun slide guitar piece he has composed.

Taught by Matt Hammond in Songs with Matt Hammond seriesLength: 17:42Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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bluetunebluetune replied on September 5th, 2011

Nice song! Do you have more of these? Where can I download the backing-track. Super site anyway!!!!!

rosanellarosanella replied on April 23rd, 2011

Nice songs to practice slide. Thank you :) The 2nd sound track has another guitar. Is it in the same tuning or standard tuning

rosanellarosanella replied on April 2nd, 2011

Nice beat and feel :) Any more slide songs like this one?

knapper32927knapper32927 replied on August 1st, 2008

Great song!! hehe God I love this site...anyway... Okay - maybe you can help me - because my local music store- closed .. I've got thick fingers...stupid thick lol and no slide fits on my fingers..any of them. Even on the pinkie it only goes to the first knuckle..and then it's hanging so far off I can't control it. Anyone sell .. uhh.. 'plus sized' slides? LOL I want to use one, but can't seem to find one that fits!

ironsonironson replied on June 12th, 2008

I didnt have any problem with it. Great lesson Matt, keep it up.

seanmanseanman replied on January 10th, 2008

Thanks Matt great lesson! lotta fun.

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Lesson 1

The Slide Song

In his first lesson, Matt Hammond demonstrates a fun slide guitar piece he has composed.

Length: 17:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Matt Hammond View Full Biography Matt is from Wales in the UK and is 33 years old. His genetic heritage is Celtic. His Dad bought him a guitar for Christmas when he was sixteen and it all started from there. His influences are wide and varied and he likes to play all kinds of different styles. In and out of various bands since his teenage years, Matt remains unsigned. What a crime!

Matt studied Social Anthropology at Swansea University in Wales and went on to do a TEFL course after graduation before going to Poland to teach English for a year. Well the plan was to stay for a year but Matt ended up staying in Poland for seven years, becoming fluent in the language and training to be an interpreter. His love of music and of the guitar continued throughout this period and he played with a few local pub bands in Poland.

Recently, Matt became very much interested in the work of Wayne Dyer which he came across on the net one day after a long, cumulative period of growing dissatisfaction with his interpreting job. He was especially taken with Wayne's message that there is a demand in the world for what you love doing and was encouraged to follow his bliss and to start teaching people to play the guitar. His several years as an English teacher have proved valuable in this pursuit and the number of his students is growing. Matt doesn't bother too much with teaching music theory. He always puts the focus on teaching the students exactly what they would love to play (within reason). Matt has found this to be very a very fulfilling job and has meant that he has unwittingly become proficient in a variety of styles. Matt is very happy to finally be doing what he enjoys for a living. His dream is to play drums in a band, learn Irish fiddle, have a home of his own with it's own fireplace and piano and a happy family to fill it with laughter.

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