Trying to learn slide.

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Rough but interesting. (clic the pic to view the clip) th_002_zpsbf0aec84.jpg

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Off to a good start.

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Playing slide can be a lot of fun. I'm no expert but I recommend keeping your fingers on the strings behind the slide. This keeps the extraneous noises dampened so you can more clearly hear the notes you are trying to play.

Keep it up if you are just starting. There are a bunch of different tunings to play around with that sound great with a slide.

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Thanks for the tip!I'll give it a try!

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Keep it up Phillip. Hopefully you'll get it down good enough to play like Duane Allman did.

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Are you playing standard or open tuning slide?

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Your video is 95% empty neck... no hands!

Better camera placement... a little further away so we can see both your hands!

Sounds cool, though. I like the sound of slide guitar.

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I dropped the High and Low E to D.I have to get one of those cameras that let you see what the camera sees!I do have trouble with that! I want to get a metal cone resonator guitar,but funds are tight due to the kids going back to school.Thanks for the comments!

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Sounds pretty good, Philip!

I used to spend a bit of time messing with a slide on my electric guitar. I never got to be very good at it, but man, could it be a lot of fun. I used to tune to DADFAD, low to high, which I think equates to a D minor. I would use the three D strings to play most of the melodies, and throw in some double-stops with the fifths, inverted fifths and minor thirds to bring in some noise.

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I want to get a metal cone resonator guitar...

I'm not a musician, so pardon the dumb question, but is that like the guitar Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits uses? It's like all silver, right? Those are really cool.

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Yes, Harry, that's what he's talking about. They are generically known as resonator guitars but often lumped under the Dobro name (derived from the family name of the inventor of such guitars when he and his brothers formed a company to manufacture them: Dopyera Brothers).They are easy to play but difficult to master.

Other open tunings that are common and fun: DGDGBD, DADGAD, DADF#AD. Try 'em, you'll like 'em.

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Yes I was surprised how cool it sounded when i put the slide over the 12th fret.it really rang put!Yes that is the type of guitar I want but I will settle for a wooden Dobro or Gretsch with the metal resonator cones.

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Yes, Harry, that's what he's talking about. They are generically known as resonator guitars but often lumped under the Dobro name (derived from the family name of the inventor of such guitars when he and his brothers formed a company to manufacture them: Dopyera Brothers).They are easy to play but difficult to master.

Other open tunings that are common and fun: DGDGBD, DADGAD, DADF#AD. Try 'em, you'll like 'em.

I knew they were called Dobros, but never knew why. Now I do! :D

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They are easy to play but difficult to master.

Go to youtube, search Asylum Street Spankers / "If I had Possession Over Judgement Day" to see a master at work. (Guy Forsyth)

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