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Einnor 02 Nov 98 - 04:55 AM
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 02 Nov 98 - 05:29 AM
Slide Zone Web Site 02 Nov 98 - 12:38 PM
Einnor 02 Nov 98 - 01:21 PM
Snookums 02 Nov 98 - 10:02 PM
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Subject: Just Got a Slide Guitar
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Date: 31 Oct 98 - 11:43 PM

I finaly got around to trying some of the tips on slide guitar my good friends out there passed on to me. I am having a great time with it, especialy when my wife tells me how annoying of a sound I make. My dog does lick the strings and gives it that extra slick little tone quality, but I have'nt gone to Vancouver yet to purchase a steel. I am tuned to a D tuning at the present time but a friend tells me to go to an E. Isthere any advice out there on incorporating some scale work into my playing. I am guessing I would have to figure out all the pentatonic notes out due to the tuning change from standard tuning, move the dog and the wife out and practice till the neighbors called the cops.


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Subject: RE: Just Got a Slide Guitar
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Date: 01 Nov 98 - 08:47 PM

Congradulations, Mr. Anonymous. I get family complaints when I play the slide guitar, whereas my wife says she enjoys all my other pieces.

I really think slide playing is a separate art that must be mastered even if you are pretty handy with picking.

Your dog seems to have given new meaning to "guitar lick"

Murray


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Subject: RE: Just Got a Slide Guitar
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Date: 01 Nov 98 - 09:05 PM

Don't worry, when you get to a party every one will want you to play some blues. You sound like you live in Canada. Great wine and even greater wine bottles to cut the neck out of to make a "bottleneck" slide. I play most of the time (30 years now) in "D", but "E" is good. You might also try "G" >DGDGBD. Hope your still having "Dog days of Summer" so you can stil get a few "licks" in outside.


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Subject: RE: Just Got a Slide Guitar
From: Einnor
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 04:55 AM

Oops, I neglected to put in that I am Einor the retired logger from Canada. West coaster that is. I am finding that I get the best results by just diving right in and giving it all I got. Not holding back to try and pick out that particular note or even watch that I land exactly on the fret position,sort of just let the feeling do the playing. Does that sound right? Like thinking of all the forest devestation going on for a fastbuck and how the legal killing of one little whale could lead to the loss of a species and turn that feeling into a sound.


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Subject: RE: Just Got a Slide Guitar
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 05:29 AM

Well Einor, as long as you are playing melodies alone that approach sounds OK; but when you start putting in a bass or some chords, you might want to pay attention to the fret positions. Unless your ear is a lot better than mine.

If you want to put in a "walking bass", what you can do is figure out what notes you are playing and tune your bass strtings to harmonize with them.

If I remember right, your slide guitar was an Epiphone. How do you like it?

Murray


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Subject: RE: Just Got a Slide Guitar
From: Slide Zone Web Site
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 12:38 PM

There is a web site out of the Netherlands that has some slide tab. The tabs aren't always accurate, but if you are just starting out they may give you some ideas. The site is at www.egd.igd.fhg.de/~kugraw/slidingzone.html or try searching sliding zone. Good luck, we need more slide players.


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Subject: RE: Just Got a Slide Guitar
From: Einnor
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 01:21 PM

I really like my slide even though I am just begining to get into it. I find I am dividing my playing day into a mandolin , Martin guitar [D-28], and the Epiphone[yes, you were right Murray] slide. I am going to start jaming with a fellow slide player who has been playing slide for a year or so. I'll drop a line in once in a while to let you know how exciting things are getting. Really, I'm having too much fun to be legal!


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Subject: RE: Just Got a Slide Guitar
From: Snookums
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 10:02 PM

I just got a banjo and a fiddle, neither of which I have played before. If it helps, I could send you some tapes of me playing either of these. Your family would likely really appreciate the sounds coming out of your slide guitar.


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Subject: RE: Just Got a Slide Guitar
From: Dave T
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 10:49 PM

It's great to have a few guitars; I keep one in standard, one in open G and one in open D. Personally, I like open G for slide; it has a dark side (beware the dark side Luke!!) to it that's really neat. I like open D for "happier" blues, both slide and finger-picking country blues.
I highly recommend open G if you haven't tried it yet.
Dave T


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Subject: RE: Just Got a Slide Guitar
From: Einnor
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 11:21 PM

My wife just walked in and read the note on the tapes, roled her eyes and walked out in total disgust. It's a good thing I paid for this computer. Anyway I gotta go get ready to go to Vancouver.


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Subject: RE: Just Got a Slide Guitar
From: Einnor
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 11:26 PM

Just a little note to take note of, I am wearing my Mudcat T. I'll have to cover up to keep all those "wish they had one "people from following me around.


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Subject: RE: Just Got a Slide Guitar
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 03 Nov 98 - 10:00 PM

Dave, I read somewhere that 50% of Charlie Pattons pieces are played in open G. Since he used various tunings, that means he used G the majority of the time. (Most of my favorites are in that tuning.)

I have been playing around with open D6 tuning. You tune your strings to make a D6 instead of a D. That is achieved by tuning the treble string to B instead of D. The great thing about it is then you have your "root" along the fretboard of the treble string instead of as an open string--so you can hit it with the slide. I "discovered" it in a piece called "Whistling Blues" by Rev. Garry Davis, transcribed by Stefan Grossman. There is no reason you can't use variants like D7, G6, etc.

Murray


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