Bottleneck slide guitar is a method of playing the guitar using a slide to mimic the sound of the human voice. The term slide is describes the sliding motion of the slide against the strings, while bottleneck refers to the original material of choice for such slides, which were originally chopped off necks of glass bottles. Using a slide can expand the aural diversity of the guitar and give another avenue for expressiveness.
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Orville Johnson, an acoustic blues master, will delve into the world of slide guitar head first. He will discuss the slide, it's history and move on to teaching slide technique and related compositions.Begin the Course
Orville Johnson covers the basics of the bottleneck slide. He talks about the history of slide guitar, choosing a slide, and proper technique.
Orville Johnson uses his version of the traditional blues song, "You've Got to Move," to demonstrate proper slide guitar technique.
Orville Johnson teaches the classic blues song "Trouble In Mind" using a slide.
Orville teaches a beautiful slide guitar arrangement of "Soul of a Man."
Orville Johnson teaches the catchy tune "Country Blues" in a slide guitar style.
Orville teaches the song "John Henry" using a slide.
Orville Johnson teaches a slide guitar version of the classic blues tune "Sitting on Top of the World."
"Guitar Rag" was one of the first blues songs ever recorded. Orville Johnson teaches a slide guitar version of this masterpiece.
Orville Johnson explores the slide guitar style of Tampa Red.
Orville Johnson takes a look at Mississippi Hill Country style in open G tuning.
Orville Johnson takes another look at Mississippi Hill Country style, this time in open F tuning.
Orville breaks down some of the more advanced bottleneck slide techniques such as string dampening and playing fretted notes behind the slide.
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