Slide guitar—guitar played with a bottleneck or metal tube on one finger of the fretting hand—is one of the most compelling sounds to emerge from the bluesfields of the American south. This class is directed at advanced-intermediate and advanced students who would like to explore bottleneck playing. We’ll take a deep, hands-on look at the subject, talking about tone, intonation, vibrato, right- and left-hand damping techniques, single-string and chord work, and other fundamentals. We’ll also look at different types of bottlenecks (glass, metal, ceramic), tunings, repertoire, and resources. Participants should bring a bottleneck or other tubular slide (or a selection thereof) and a recording device to class.