Acoustic Slide Guitar 2

$202 ($192 members) · 80 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks

Advance your slide guitar technique and emotional expression by learning songs, licks and slide styles ranging from Mississippi Fred McDowell and Muddy Waters to Elmore James and Johnny Winter. Students will learn both open G and open D tunings and advance their slide lead playing and improvisational skills.

The focus of this term will be developing the alternating thumb technique (using the thumb to pick alternating bass notes) while also playing slide. Songs covered will be from artists such as Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White and Fred McDowell. Bring a slide and an audio or video recorder.


Guitar 3 ability

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000