Slide Exercise 1

by Dirk Hagemann
www.blueslessons.net

This is an easy 12-Bar-Blues for slide guitar beginners.
To make it sound good you´d try another tuning: Open G.

Open G is easier for beginners because you loosen the strings insteas of
tight them up like in Open E tuning. The risk by tighten strings is that
the neck and top can´t take the much higher string tension.

To get from standard tuning to open G tune both E strings down a whole
step to D and the A string a whole step down to G. Thats it!


Standard Tuning E A D G B e
Open G Tuning   D G D G B D
Open E Tuning   E B E G# B E


Now we play a typical 12-Bar-Blues in open G!

                                                                    
D||--12~---------------|------------------------|--12~---------------|
B||--12----------------|--12~-------------------|--12----------------|
G||--12----------------|--------12~-------------|--12----------------|
D||--------------------|------------12~---------|--------------------|
G||--------------------|------------------------|--------------------|
D||--------------------|------------------------|--------------------|


                                                                  
------------12~---------|--5----------------|----------5~---------|
--12~-------------------|--5----------------|--5~-----------------|
--------12~-------------|--5~---------------|-------5~------------|
------------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
------------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
------------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
                                                                         
--12~---12~-----------|--------------12~---------|----------------------|
--12------------------|--12~-----12~-------------|--7~----7~------------|
--12------------------|------12~-----------------|-----7~----7~---------|
----------------------|--------------------------|----------------------|
----------------------|--------------------------|----------------------|
----------------------|--------------------------|----------------------|
                                                                             
----------------------|--------------12~---------|-----3--------2--------1--|
--5~----5~------------|--12~-----12~-------------|--------------------------|
-----5~----5~---------|------12~-----------------|--3-----3/-2-----2/-1-----|
----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                      
-------5~-----------||
--1----5------------||
-------5------------||
--------------------||
--------------------||
--------------------||

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