Guitar Technique: Slide Guitar Basics 1 – Guitar Lesson [TE-80] – Justin Guitar

In this guitar lessons we’ll be looking at the essential techniques you need to know if you want to get into slide guitar. More info on the web site. More detailed lessons on intonation, vibrato, open tunings, licks and more on the way – this lesson is just to get you started 🙂

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20 comments

  1. Craig Anderson-Jones

    Hi justin,
    I just found this and would like to know what slide to get if I have particularly small hands ? a smaller slide won't cover all the strings and a normal size means I need to cover the whole finger past the bottom knuckle . can you help?

  2. White people in America are obsessed about black emancipation.

  3. Thanks Justin Great Lesson !

  4. I'm just starting this new guitar adventure. Thanks for the great lesson, Justin. You didn't mention raising the action a bit, is this not important?

  5. 13:00 what about open E?

  6. This was very helpful. Thank you for posting!

  7. Excellent. Thank you.

  8. And don't forget a higher action, and heavier gauge strings help a lot too…

  9. Justin is a very good teacher indeed. He explains things so well. But a couple of things I would like to share about slide guitar. I recommend you raise the action a touch so you don't get the rattle of the slide against the edge of the frets. I set my bridge saddles at approximately the same height on my electric guitar so the strings are all pretty much level with each other. Better still, have a guitar set up and dedicated for the slide as well as a regular guitar. I find the open tunings like G and D most rewarding. But then I like to "try" to play swampy blues like Ry Cooder and the Mississippi Delta and Mississippi Hill Country style players. Check out RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, or newer players like Samantha Fish for Hill Country slide style electric blues. Using a heavier gauge string is also good for the slacker strings in open tunings. I never tune up to any tuning, always down. Use a capo if you want to play in a different key.

  10. Love your content! You can watch my latest video, Gusto God, here youtube.com/watch?v=PC4Y7y6XtkY

  11. Just brought a brass slide. Can’t wait to get home and try it out when there your tips on minor penatonics scale. Thanks.

  12. Great lesson….Thank you

  13. Mucking around a bit with my slide. Thanks

  14. lol i just made one out of pvc pipe

  15. Hi Justin..what is the best way to learn scales? 3 notes per string system or the CAGED system…can you make a video about this pls…thank very much you are good teacher

  16. Great looked at a lot of slide lessons this one is the best for beginners that I’ve seen

  17. EXCELLENT LESSON!

  18. MrCaptainsixstring

    Thanks J!

  19. brilliant

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