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(@preacher)
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So I was playing some baseball with some friends, and at bat, two of my left fingers got broke. So while my fingers are in splints, Ive been watching a few movies, and came across one called "Crossroads" with Ralph Maccio (sp?) (the Karate Kid). And the slide work in this movie is amazing. Do yall recomend anywhere to start? Thanks in advance,
-Preacher

I play the guitar, I taught myself how to play the guitar, which was a bad decision... because I didn't know how to play it, so I was a sh***y teacher. I would never have went to me. -Mitch Hedberg


   
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(@ricochet)
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Listen to some Elmore James. And Fred McDowell.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


   
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(@dogbite)
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go on youtube and you will find quite a few slide lessons too.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


   
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(@ricochet)
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Over on Gibson's site there's a terrific series of video slide lessons by Arlen Roth.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Most of the slide work in "Crossroads" was done by (I'm pretty sure, anyway!) Ry Cooder. Here's a link to his version of "Vigilante Man" from the early 70's - I remember seeing this on a British music programme - the Old Grey Whistle Test - and being absolutely knocked out by it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4KmbUCwkyE

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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(@preacher)
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wow. That Ry vid is amazing. So are the lessons on the Gibson site. Thanks yall, this is a point to start from. :D

I play the guitar, I taught myself how to play the guitar, which was a bad decision... because I didn't know how to play it, so I was a sh***y teacher. I would never have went to me. -Mitch Hedberg


   
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(@witchdoctor)
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Yep, Ry Cooder is the shiznizzle. Check his recorded output on any of the music sales sites and you'll be likely astounded at his available music; my favorite is the work he did with David Lindley. But the world music stuff is freakishly good, and the album he did with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is scary.


   
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