Essential Slide Guitar Concepts

by Javier Aviles

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  • Greetings from Granada (Andalucia, Spain)!

    In this exercise lesson I have prepared the techniques that I consider essential to play the slide technique with the bottleneck. I have grouped it into seven parts, adding the new technical nuances to the same musical phrase each time.

    Music Style: rhythm & blues

    Tonality & Scales: G Pentatonic minor

    Techniques: slide, bottleneck

    Sound: I used a Gibson les Paul Gold 73', high pickup tone down, with overdrive.

    Tuning: Standard Tuning - E, A, D, G, B, E

    Tempo & Beat:
    130 bpm (Slow parts at 65 bpm)

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