If you have ever wanted to tune your guitar to an open chord, pick up a slide and explore the sounds of bottleneck blues this class is for you. We will be learning the music of such slide guitar giants as Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Tampa Red, Blind Willie Johnson and Mississippi Fred McDowell. We’ll explore many aspects of guitar playing such as the use of alternate tunings, with and without slides; slide selection, regional styles, essential artists and recordings, and more.

Players of all levels of guitar proficiency are welcome, but a steel string guitar and a slide (either metal, glass or ceramic) will be needed. There will be slides available for purchase at the SAMW store.