Slide Guitar Lesson

Here's a lesson I've had a few requests for over the years.  i'm using open A tuning (E A E A C# E).  All of these ideas are traditional blues licks that you will hear in the playing of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and many others.  Enjoy.




A Minor Pentatonic Scale
e|---5-3------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-------3-1-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------3-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------3-0---------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------5-3-0---------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff #1
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---0-0--0-0--0-0--3/--3/----------------------------------------------------|
E|---0-0--2-2--0-0--3/--3/----------------------------------------------------|
A|---0----0----0----3/--------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff #2
e|-------------5------------------------5-------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---0--3/--0--------0-----0-----3/--0--------0---------0---------------------|
E|---0--3/--0-----------3--------3/--0-----------0(h)3------------------------|
A|---0------0-----0-----0-----0------0-----0-----0----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff #3
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------0--/5~--/5\3--0------------------/5~5~5~5~------------------------|
A|---0(h)3-------------------3/(p)o--3\(p)0-----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff #4
e|-------3-----3------3-----3-----3------3------------------------------------------------|
C#|--/3-----3-----/3-----3-----3-----/3-----3--\1-----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------3/--0---------0-----0--3/--3/--0-------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------0(h)3-----3---------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------3/------0-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|




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