I love blues music, its something I got into around 2004 and got the bug. So with my birthday money I bought a glass slide and a thumbpick. I've found a few youtube videos which will help and there are a few other sites I can visit, but i thought I'd give this place a shout too! Any blues sliders on here?
Don,t give up , try The acousticguitarforum.com . or do a Google for slide players . good luck .
Hey Larry there are several good slide books around...I would look for 2 by David Hamburger, one on acoustic slide and electric slide...I can't remember the exact titles but just google away.... the acoustic slide is more basic...also Woody Mann has a slide book out and he is a great player so while I have not read his book I would say it would be worthwhile. These all come with instructional CDs. His is probably more specific toward blues but Dave covers a whole lot of blues licks and theory in his books for sure.
As for instructional video: google Matt Smith Slide Guitar...I took lessons with him for several years and he is a really good player...
Cool thanks for that!!
Hey also Arlen gives lessons via skype, find him on facebook he is a great player...
l am a retired luthier and collecter who plays slide . theres a bunch of players on utube as well as free lessons. l only play slide and prefer mississipi style blues . its a combination of finger and slide . l would suggest getting info on all the variations and work the hell out of them before l would worry about tunes .there is different types of slide playing depending on the area they come from . l have taught at one time dont now .