An Introduction to Open Tunings and Slide Guitar

Roy Book Binder
The inestimable Roy Book Binder has given us another terrific look at his unique brand of fingerpicked blues guitar. This time around he covers the basics of open tunings and the use of the bottleneck, teaching the essential techniques in a way that will be easy even for newcomers to this style. Roy starts his lesson with an exploration of ... Read More
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"Big Island" - Slack Key Style in Open G

Mike Dowling

A Download-Only Homespun Single Song Lesson

Learn to play this soulful Mike Dowling original tune in the slack key style and you’ll feel the gentle breezes of the islands waft into your life. While this fingerstyle piece is reasonably easy to play, it has some really neat rhythmic and harmonic elements - lots of double-stops in thirds and sixths - that will make it well worth working ... Read More
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Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - DVD 1

Mike Dowling
Guitarist Mike Dowling has made a lesson detailing the slide technique that he has mastered during his long and fruitful career. Whether you're a fingerpicker ready to incorporate the slide or a slide player looking for new challenges, this lesson is a must. East coast style Piedmont blues is Mike's forte, and in this comprehensive, articulate lesson workshop ... Read More
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Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - DVD 2

Mike Dowling
Nothing creates a sound quite like a bottleneck slide, which is why it is used in everything from Delta blues to finger style folk tunes and even ragtime. All well-rounded guitarists need to know this style, and Mike Dowling's "Bottleneck - Blues And Beyond" is the best way we know to catch the spirit. On his accessible, easy-to-comprehend follow-up lesson ... Read More
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Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - Two DVD Set

Mike Dowling
Get both of Mike Dowling's excursions into the world of bottleneck blues guitar at a special price and SAVE! Read More
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Hooked On The Blues

Hans Theessink

Soulful Songs and Powerful Techniques From a Master Bluesman

Dazzling! Armed with a smokin' repertoire, he breathes new life into acoustic blues." -Guitar Player Magazine Blues fans and players worldwide have embraced the haunting, soulful sounds of the Mississippi Delta. Hans Theessink, a masterful player, singer and performer, teaches the powerful guitar styles that he learned first-hand from traditional players in the American South. Hans' passion for the blues ... Read More
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Lap Slide Blues for the Solo Player

Mary Flower

Hone Your Skills in Open D

Jump-start your lap slide guitar adventures! Veteran blues performer Mary Flower’s exciting lesson gives novices all the necessary playing tools, and experienced guitarists will be delighted by the more challenging techniques and powerful songs she teaches. Playing in open D (DADF#AD) provides rich, ringing sounds and open access to the full slide guitar experience. A clear and thoughtful ... Read More
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Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar - DVD 1

Bob Brozman

The Basics

Bob Brozman's remarkably detailed instruction starts with the basics, including the open tunings needed to get the true bottleneck sound. Through careful explanations of essential left- and right-hand techniques, exercises and songs, this DVD reveals the secrets of traditional blues/slide guitar. Beginning and experienced slide players alike will benefit from this presentation of powerful licks and runs, rhythm ... Read More
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Learn to Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar-DVD 2

Bob Brozman
Expand your blues repertoire and master a breathtaking variety of licks and tricks using bottleneck slide guitar techniques. Bob Brozman's "complete toolbox" for intermediate players will teach you many of the innovations and techniques originally created by the traditional Mississippi Delta blues masters. Bob's powerful one-chord version of Robert Johnson's Come On In My Kitchen becomes a ... Read More
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Learn to Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar-DVD 3

Bob Brozman
Bob Brozman's third DVD lesson in this fabulous series will add eight powerful tunes to your blues repertoire and help you develop depth and range in your bottleneck playing. Bob shows, in detail, what you have to do to get an authentic slide blues sound. He provides the tools you'll need to approach the rhythmic power of Bukka ... Read More
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Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar-Three-DVD Set

Bob Brozman

From the Basics to Advanced Bottleneck Technique and Repertoire

One of the most compelling sounds in American music is made by glass or steel sliding on the strings of an acoustic guitar. On these three DVDs, the powerful blues of legendary players of the Mississippi Delta -- Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton Bukka White, Skip James, Tampa Red and others -- are taught by a true master of the bottleneck. Bob Brozman ... Read More
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Lord Jamie Douglas (Waly Waly)

Martin Simpson

Alternate Tuning with Slide For a Scots Slow Air

Martin Simpson is revered for his fingerstyle playing and for his creative use of open and alternate tunings on the guitar. His haunting arrangement of this beautiful 16th Century Scottish air is played in his favorite tuning: CGDGCD (“Gsus4 over4”) with the added cross-cultural flourish of the use of the bottleneck slide.  Martin touches on essential slide technique, showing how ... Read More
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