I chose “I hear you knocking”, first due to it’s awesome sound yet simple to be included as one of the very beginner slide guitar songs for players to start with.

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But it’s a great example of how fun open tunings are with a guitar slide. As with most slide guitar parts that use single notes in standard tuning, use your picking hand to keep the other strings muted. Also, having a minor third interval between the top two strings allows for some idiomatic blues moves, especially the chromatic descending lick in thirds. 4 2 3 – D triad, (NOTE – the fingers you use here will depend on which finger you wear a slide on. Standard tuning as slide guitar tuning. I believe the studio version is using a Les Paul, with a brass slide. One aspect of standard tuning is that the D, G, and B strings, when played together without any additional strings, make up a G major chord. Here are some chords to try in combination with the open strings: Open G tuning is sometimes called Spanish tuning because of its role in shaping the slack key style in Hawaiian guitar; European traders first introduced the tuning to Hawaiian players. You can use both acoustic and electric guitars, as long as they don’t have nylon strings. In today’s article I’m going to show you 13 of the best beginner slide guitar songs to learn. The most common one is to install a higher nut to hold the strings further off of the neck.

Leave the E strings and the B string alone. It has a great slide guitar solo which is why it made the list. Don’t press too hard when applying the slide or the strings will buzz against the fret wire and fingerboard. Some people prefer the ring finger, others like the pinky. Visit our YouTube channel for fun guitar videos. This is an iconic song with very simple chord progressions, and some awesome slide guitar melodies. All rights reserved |, Song 1-Dave Edmunds “I hear you knocking”, Song 3- Muddy Waters “Standing around Crying”, Song4 -The White Stripes  “Seven Nation Army”, Song 5-Lynard Skynard “Ballad of Curtis Loew”, Song 7- George Harrison “Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth”, Song 9- Traveling Wilburys “End of the Line”, Song 10- Traveling Wilburys “Handle With Care”. All rights reserved. Listen closely to the song and try to mimic the slides to sound like the bends you hear from the other guitar part in the song. Playing slide is an art in to and of itself. The melody of this song is so prominent that unless you’re completely tone deaf, I believe you’ll be able to tell if your slide is hitting just the right pitch or not. Use your picking hand to keep all the other strings muted while you play.

If you want to learn all of this one, I suggest getting a free trial here and hitting up as many of these song tutorials as you can. He frequently doubled his slide guitar tracks to add texture and sometimes harmony, and the melodies he played up the neck with the slide frequently became the hooks of his songs. In other words, the sound produced is not appealing at all. You can use the I – IV – V and vi chords in literally hundreds of songs. But, with attention to detail and mindful practice, one can quickly progress to the point of being able to achieve pleasing results.

Bath To avoid this, I’ll first explain slide guitar on standard tuning, so all you need is a slide. For more on Hawaiian slack key guitar, you can check out this extremely erudite and detailed piece by. It can be disorientating for guitarists to understand which scales work with which keys. D G G5 powerchord (inv).

You probably already know that generally when you tune your guitar, you tune it to standard tuning.

Kept one guitar in standard tuning, had others in different tunings. Keeping the other strings quiet while you pick these individual notes is important when playing slide guitar in standard tuning. Instead of, say, D G and B, we’ve now got D A and C. I usually think of this shape as a 6/9 shape – with C as the root, A would be the 6th and D the 9th in that scale. My part’s the last section – from 4:10 to the end.

Now add one finger to the B string, one fret higher than the home position, and another finger to the D string two frets higher than the home position. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. It’s only 4 bars long which makes it absolutely great to to be included in our beginner slide guitar songs list. It’s always obvious when a song uses a guitar slide because it creates such a distinctive sound. The great thing about guitar slides is that they’re easy to learn.