Vic Lewis looks at the basics of playing slide guitar in standard tuning, which is a great thing to know if you’d prefer to not keep changing your tuning every other song!
Slide Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Slide guitar is sometimes called bottleneck guitar. Instead playing notes by pressing the string against frets with your fingertips, a slide of either metal or glass is placed upon the string. Moving the slide up and down the string creates notes that transition in pitch different from normal playing. It’s a popular sound in blues guitar with artists like Duane Allman and Ry Cooder being the most recognised masters of this art.