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Slide Guitar - Lesson 18

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Alicia Willis

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Any suggestion for a durable slide ?
I bought a Dunlop glass slide....I got try it out for all of 10 minutes before the husband knocked it over and it shattered 😂😭
 

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It's a little heavier than a glass slide. But also has a clearer, heavier tone. If you have a music store near you, I would go try a few out and see what feels right.
 
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You've got the start of the mechanics down, Alicia. Your muting behind the slide is good. I actually just ordered one of those Papa slides. I've been using glass for decades and I just haven't felt inspired by it in a long time, so I'll see what happens. I've always put it on the ring finger too.
 

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You've got the start of the mechanics down, Alicia. Your muting behind the slide is good. I actually just ordered one of those Papa slides. I've been using glass for decades and I just haven't felt inspired by it in a long time, so I'll see what happens. I've always put it on the ring finger too.
Yay ! I was really trying to mute like papa said in the video , the sound is shit but for my first attempt I was excited I atleast got some kind of sound lol. I bought a glass slide many months ago and only got to use it for like one minute literally before I broke it lol. I’m too clumsy for glass objects 🤣
I can’t wait to hear you playing some slide guitar ! No doubt it’s going to be fucking beautiful !!!
 
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Yay ! I was really trying to mute like papa said in the video , the sound is shit but for my first attempt I was excited I atleast got some kind of sound lol. I bought a glass slide many months ago and only got to use it for like one minute literally before I broke it lol. I’m too clumsy for glass objects 🤣
I can’t wait to hear you playing some slide guitar ! No doubt it’s going to be fucking beautiful !!!
I have WAY less time in with it than Papa does. I played slide for one song with my old band in the mid-90s. It was a heavier song, and I used the slide full-crunch. I also did use hybrid stuff like Papa talked about, playing fretted notes along with it, but nothing to papa's level.
 

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Question! So, I Know PG talked about open tunings but said that he himself doesn't typically use them.
I've looked online and I can't really find out why open tunings are used, but I was wondering if it makes it sound better?
I know its only my second day trying it, but even when I get a note/slide and it sounds accurate, it still kind of just sounds like shit. Like the tone of the note sounds really ugly, if this makes sense..
Does an open tuning make it sound better ? I saw that open E is the most common tuning for it.
 

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Yeah. Basically you can play an entire chord with the slide on one fret. There are also some soloing advantages - esp using a G tuning. D G D G B D. (drop the two E strings to D and the A string to G). The big advantage here is there is a minor 3rd between the top 2 strings instead of a 4th. Very musical!
 

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Yeah. Basically you can play an entire chord with the slide on one fret. There are also some soloing advantages - esp using a G tuning. D G D G B D. (drop the two E strings to D and the A string to G). The big advantage here is there is a minor 3rd between the top 2 strings instead of a 4th. Very musical!
Thanks Papa G ! I’m going to give that a try !😃
 
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