Slide Guitar Collection
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These 25 tunes are some of the most well known traditional, classical, blues & western tunes. Arranged especially for slide guitar in standard tuning. The tunes are in relative order of difficulty and perfect for those new to slide guitar or seasoned players looking to perfect their slide technique.
25 Great Slide Tunes in Standard Tuning
There are many books that show you how to play slide with lots of `riffs` and scales, but often what it requires is to just play simple melodies you recognize. Playing these tunes will help you develop correct intonation and essential techniques like muting. There are 7 fundamental slide techniques that you will master and put into practice as presented in the `how to play slide` pages. The included slide exercises also help to reinforce the 7 key principles of slide playing that you will apply to the 25 tunes presented here.
These 25 tunes are some of the most well known traditional, classical, blues & western songs. Arranged especially for slide guitar in standard tuning. Playing in standard tuning offers many rewards without the trouble of re-tuning, which again is missing in most slide guitar books. The tunes are in relative order of difficulty and perfect for those new to slide guitar. Even the most straightforward song can be difficult when considering the challenges of playing with a good tone and tuning. Audio tracks below.
Most of the tunes are arranged to keep the melody on one or two strings so a consistent sound can be produced. This is a common practice and much easier to play when less string skipping is involved. Some arrangements have the tablature written in the middle or down the fretboard to facilitate more natural position changes when switching between notes. The added fingerboard charts are a reference for those that prefer to read the notation instead of the tablature. With this collection of tunes, you will learn to perfect the fundamentals of playing slide guitar with a little practice and the right slide and correct guitar action.
Tune List - House of the Rising Sun - Amazing Grace - Scarborough Fair - The Parting Glass - Worried Man Blues - Be Thou My Vision - Ode to Joy - Danny Boy - Fur Elise - Greensleeves - Little Brown Jug - The Water is Wide - Streets of Laredo - Wild Mountain Thyme - Will the Circle Be Unbroken - When the Saints - Wayfaring Stranger - Skye Boat Song - Shenandoah - Bill Bailey - Saint Louis Blues - The Blue Danube - After You’ve Gone - Air on a G String - Beale Street Blues.
...All arrangements are well written and are easy to play on my Lap steel guitar. The example tracks are excellent.
"A great help for a novice like me." J Whyte
"you know your mistakes when you play tunes you know ... instead of little riffs." J Valle