Electric Slide Guitar Lesson in Open D

This is a short lesson on how to get around in open D on the electric guitar like Elmore James and other Blues players do.

It really is a fun tuning to distort and have fun with. There are a lot of Blues players who use this tuning almost exclusively.

Open D isn’t really that hard to figure out and with a lesson on the basics of getting around and learning the basic slide technique you really can get a lot of mileage out of it and play a lot of blues licks.

The intervals are the same as Open E, just two steps lower. Derek Trucks plays in Open E and though he’s a far more sophisticated player in that tuning you can still get a lot of his licks in open D. The same as Warren Haynes and Duane Allman.

The tuning is simple but you can do a lot with it. Just improvise and see what you come up with. It’s a fun tuning to compose in too.

Please watch: “Beginner Acoustic Blues Guitar Lesson ”

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  1. Love those tones,really great slide!

  2. Awesome stuff! Lot's of great ideas to explore in this lesson…

  3. Thanks I picked up on some great turns and fills… Keep the videos coming!!!!!

  4. Great lesson Thanks

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