Slide guitar and Blues go way back, and have a rich heritage of complimenting each other. The slide is a wonderful way to add that "vocal" quality to your guitar playing as well. This technique can be used with all genres of music, but Eric will cover it within the world of Blues.
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Eric will introduce the slide guitar and proper technique, as well as several useful tunings for slide guitar.Begin the Course
Eric Madis delves into the world of slide guitar and discusses how it can be used within the blues universe.
Eric Madis teaches two crucial slide guitar licks.
Eric shows how the basic closed lick can be played over a twelve bar blues. He also introduces a lick by Kokomo Arnold.
Eric Madis talks more about the Kokomo Arnold lick and explains some variations developed by Elmore James and Tampa Red.
Eric teaches a few licks from Fred McDowell and demonstrates how they can be used in a blues progression.
Eric Madis explains how Duane Allman put his own unique spin on a classic lick played by Fred McDowell.
Eric Madis demonstrates licks in the style of Duane Allman.
Eric Madis demonstrates how the Duane Allman style "Harmonica Imitation Lick" can be used over different chords and changes.
Eric Madis talks more about the Duane Allman style of playing and introduces the idea of playing in a box.
Eric Madis teaches two classic licks in this lesson. First he covers a lick called "Son House's Train Lick." He also covers the "Electric Chair Lick."
Eric Madis teaches a classic blues slide lick called the "Elmore James Melodic Lick."
Eric Madis introduces four new blues licks that can be played with a slide. He teaches a Charlie Patton lick, an ascending one-string turnaround, a descending turnaround lick, and also talks about sliding chords.
Eric Madis teaches how to fill empty spaces in an arrangement with common licks. This lesson is particularly useful for solo guitarists.
Eric demonstrates how the licks and techniques from previous lessons can be combined to play a smokin' blues solo.
Eric introduces open A tuning and shows how some of the licks you have already learned can be transposed to the key of A.
Eric offers up some amazing slide guitar tips. He talks about guitar setup, how to hold the slide, which finger to use and more.
Learn how to play the timeless Delta Blues using a slide. This lesson uses A tuning.
Eric teaches how to play the classic "Walking Blues" progression using a slide.
Eric teaches a rendition of "Rollin' and Tumblin'" that can be played with a slide.
Eric explains how to take a blues song or progression and make it your own.
Eric Madis demonstrates how blues licks, movable chords and other ideas can be combined to create an improvised blues shuffle.
Eric Madis gives an in depth review of core blues licks in open A tuning.
Eric explains how the classic "Dust My Broom" lick can be used to develop a theme that spans an entire twelve bar blues.
Eric Madis demonstrates some slide licks that use a more linear approach instead of a vertical, box-based approach.
Eric Madis shows how the "Harmonica Imitation Lick" can be used to create a theme that spans an entire twelve bar blues.
Eric Madis combines two classic licks to create a smokin' 12 bar blues theme.
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Eric is such a great teacher!
Thanks Eric , have been enjoying your lessons & some of my good Australian music friends are commenting on some of the licks i have been playing & in a good way , so thanks again you are truly a good guitarist
very understandable, been wanting to learn slide for years...great start
I like the teacher, easy to understand and it's just what I needed. Wanted to learn slide.
I like the way this teacher presents the material. The lessons are fun and relaxing.
I like your approach. Clear, while giving a good sense of why you do certain things. Anyway, I'm enjoying the series.
I'm new to guitar only a couple years of playing so far. Eric gives clear instruction and keeps it interesting. Eric makes no assumption of your current knowledge and really breaks the lessons down to the basics. I'm looking forward to the rest
I'm totally new to Blues playing, but something I'd like to learn.
Love slide in open tunings & Eric's explanations are easy to follow.
Straight forward, no bs, very cool
Teacher is excellent, very easy to understand and interesting lesson
This guy can teach
This is great and glad you have started doing this series! Really needed for my learning needs.