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Slide Guitar: Using The Flatted 3

The flatted three chord is a great one to use in slide guitar chord progressions. It really adds a unique twist, and it is easy to play as well! To take your slide playing to the next level, checkout my full course Essentials of Slide Guitar here.

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arnold westerhuis Reply

that would be very nice to win

Paul Reply

Looks very good – would love to win that!

Jacques911 Reply

I have always enjoyed the sound of a slide guitar, makes me long for the wild west :P.  I have taught myself a little bit, but would love to win this, it will really help me record better stuff and just enjoy playing altogether.

Stephen Johnson Reply

looks and sounds very interesting..it would be nice to have this new package!

Venusqueen12 Reply

I did slide long time ago, but have not done so for sometime, be awrsome to get into it again. Cheers Elle

Gerald Ohagan Reply

Colin makes slide seem straight forward and not too hard to pick up. I’ve not tried slide but I’ve watched videos of people playing it and thought it looked to difficult. Now that I’ve listened to Colin and watched him step through a few examples, I think I might be able to pick it up. Besides, the sound is really different and worth giving it a shot. Thanks, Gerry O.

Sean Reply

It would be great fun to learn slide. sweet to listen to.

Sean Reply

It would be great fun to learn slide. sweet to listen to.

richard walker Reply

have always loved slide guitar.I am a big fan of bonnie raitt,stevie ray vaughan,nd b.b. king,just to name a few.always have trouble fretting chords with a glass slide on my finger.this video shows me a nw way to slide.i would love to win the slide guitar course and learn more,much more! THANYOU,COLIN & JONATHAN!!!!  🙂

richard walker Reply

have always loved slide guitar.I am a big fan of bonnie raitt,stevie ray vaughan,nd b.b. king,just to name a few.always have trouble fretting chords with a glass slide on my finger.this video shows me a nw way to slide.i would love to win the slide guitar course and learn more,much more! THANYOU,COLIN & JONATHAN!!!!  🙂

Ronwhtkr Reply

Good job, Colin.  I’ve got a couple of glass fingers, but need a little guidance.
Thanks!

Ronwhtkr Reply

Good job, Colin.  I’ve got a couple of glass fingers, but need a little guidance.
Thanks!

Jason Zeelie Reply

Fantastic, i would love to incorporate that into my playing, thanks chaps for yet another most usefull lesson – Jason

Jason Zeelie Reply

Fantastic, i would love to incorporate that into my playing, thanks chaps for yet another most usefull lesson – Jason

Wpatinoxbx8 Reply

Very helpful

Wpatinoxbx8 Reply

Very helpful

Shaun Reply

New to the slide on the guitar but looks very interesting and wanta know more. I’ve made my own slide but need a fair bit of help to understand it. Thanks Colin

horia rusu Reply

Real good basics of slide in this video. Thanks!

Shaun Reply

New to the slide on the guitar but looks very interesting and wanta know more. I’ve made my own slide but need a fair bit of help to understand it. Thanks Colin

horia rusu Reply

Real good basics of slide in this video. Thanks!

billdx Reply

Sounds good. I guess it’s easier when your tuned to a chord.

billdx Reply

Sounds good. I guess it’s easier when your tuned to a chord.

Mstillrockin Reply

bought one decades ago, may have to dust off now, thanks

Paulratylor Reply

great video.

Paulratylor Reply

great video.

Coluni Reply

slide really diversifies your guitar skills…which makes your guitar playing less boring, and more interesting to yourself and others. it is another skill in your bag of tricks that can be used to impress others and to build your own self confidence.

steve Reply

Me,Me,Me, pick me, pick me

Ehutch591 Reply

Open slide tuning rocks!!! Gives you that old blues feel and a powerful sound!

Malcolm Hudson Reply

 Slik

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Glenn Turnbull Reply

Slide guitar is such a cool sound it makes the blues crank

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Kevin Kerr Reply

I like your delivery…your communication/teaching skills look to be top-shelf!

Daireek Antwane Reply

I think this is the S*&T!!! I never thought of adding a b3 to the 12 bar blues….I hope I win because i always thought playing slide guitar evoked so much emotion. It gives you that down home earthy gut bucket feel that music seem to have lost or is lacking  in this early 21st century we live in. Hopefully if I win, I may learn to play with such emotionally charged content. that is why slide guitar has always interested me.  Where can one find a slide to play the slide guitar? I don’t want to break a bottle and use that …as an artist don’t want to damage my fingers in any way.  Thanks for the free lesson though incidentally. Love that raw emotion  from the video.

james Mcdonald Reply

I think ,it would be great for filling in ,give the lead guitar a break,and make a different sound,it would be great also to learn Thanks for the videos….

Bob Reply

A free DVD course by a talent like this is always exciting
Bob

Tominear Reply

I have a couple types of slides (glass&metal) in my bag but have never been motivated to get them out until now. Thanks for the kick start.

Rochowski Reply

Colin has helped me out alot over the last year. And I’d love to have a chance to have him set me straight on getting to play slide guitar properly.
Thanks for all the great lessons Colin, and keep up the fine work.
Rich P.

Rochowski Reply

Colin has helped me out alot over the last year. And I’d love to have a chance to have him set me straight on getting to play slide guitar properly.
Thanks for all the great lessons Colin, and keep up the fine work.
Rich P.

russ fine Reply

interesting video

russ fine Reply

interesting video

Jferullo Reply

I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG SLIDE GUITAR FAN .ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY LIKE DUANE ALLMAN BROTHERS FAN . I WILL PUT THESE LESSONS TO GOOD USE. THANKS JIM 

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Mike Stinson Reply

 
Getting started playing guitar in my 60’s , I don’t have all the time in the world to learn new thing.  I need to learn all I can in the time that I have left.  Slide is something that I have not yet been exposed to. 

john triglia Reply

I have a lot of songsj in my head that I can play  for other people to enjoy if I can learn this slide method. You make learning guitar easy with the way you teach.  Thank you for all the  lesson’s you have  shown me these past couple of weeks.

Jurrasicz@aol.com Reply

Wow how cool was that lesson. While I have been playing the
Instrument for many years, I only used slide on one or two
Songs in a Rock band in the early 1970’s. Never used
Open tuning so the lesson gives a whole new
Dimension. Thanks !

Richard Prochowski Reply

Another great lesson by Colin. You;ve been a big help and ispiration to this old dog getting back into playing guitar. This slide lesson is something I’ve been waiting for..Thanks for the help and keep up the fine work Colin, really, you’ve been a shot in the arm…Rock On Brother…..

Rishabh Reply

done!!

Harveyjordan Reply

help need lots of help love it just having trouble

Cynspeed58 Reply

Great lesson:)

Musicalacoustic Reply

Here’s slippin n sliddin & wishin n hopein to help slide ma blues learnin to another level.

Rand Blunck Reply

I’ve seen people play slide, loved the sound and always wondered how laying the slide over the strings made a chord. It never dawned on me that it was as simple as tuning the root chord right into the open strings. I learned a lot from those five minutes and would love to continue.

Donny Croft Reply

As I was running back to the school canteen to return a milk bottle, I tripped and smashed the bottle, cutting the main tendon to the second finger of my left hand. However, I still persued my dream of becoming a guitar player – albeit with only 3 fingers on my chord hand.
I sometimes thought I may use that stiff finger to play slide. It now looks a distinct possibility, especially seeing the slide on Colin’s corresponding finger.
Oh, by the way, Colin, you produce a killer slide sound on that Danelectro!

A2ndpower Reply

Why will this course help me? Ha! As an intermediate guitar student, ANYthing will help me…. I especially love Colin’s calm, easy demeanor. Thanks for the video.

Nate A Reply

This really looks interesting… always wanted to learn slide, haven’t gotten around to it yet.

Danpoet Reply

I’d like to try those changes on my Strat! The flatted tuning is intriguing, and I would like to learn more about playing slide. The lesson is clear, and to the point!

Bill Loughridge Reply

Cool!!! I would love to be able to slide love to know how to do alternate tuning two thing you just touch on love to have copy of your DVD’s

Kirk Reply

very cool nice and smooth

AudioWorks Reply

He needs to talk louder.

Dougacklin Reply

My goal as a guitar player is to be as good as Dwayne Allman,Johnny Winter and what the hell a little Ry Cooter couln’t hurt.

Greg Karlson Reply

I just scored a Reagal acoustic. It’s crazy blue, and I cant’ wait to dig in. I played  slide years ago, and have to start pretty much over. Could really use some help here. It’s going to be a long winter here in Montana. Peace G

Mike B Reply

Simply GREAT!

Polecanoe Reply

very nice and simple to follow

Dsarlen Reply

I’ve tried to learn slide by myself and have not been able to. Just watching this one example from Colin tells me this might be the one!

Len Reply

Like an Artist with paints adding another color to his/her palette, learning more tunings and skills can result in a more colorful performance.  How can an aspiring guitarist not want to add abilities and variations to their repertoire.  
I’ll get this course to further my guitar playing in the direction I chose to play.
Len/Winter park, FL

Len Reply

Like an Artist with paints adding another color to his/her palette, learning more tunings and skills can result in a more colorful performance.  How can an aspiring guitarist not want to add abilities and variations to their repertoire.  
I’ll get this course to further my guitar playing in the direction I chose to play.
Len/Winter park, FL

Bigrocky1954 Reply

As an intermediate player focusing on the Blues, I feel that it is necessary for me to learn to play slide. I love the sound and emotion that slide guitar gives and want it to be a part of my guitar learning and playing. Thanks for sharing the knowledge!
Bill Adams, Walkerton, Indiana

David Reply

I have always wanted to learn some slide guitar techniques
This is awesome Colin the way you have broken it down to explain
It makes it so easy to understand and follow
Thanks Buddy
David

David Reply

I have always wanted to learn some slide guitar techniques
This is awesome Colin the way you have broken it down to explain
It makes it so easy to understand and follow
Thanks Buddy
David

John Reply

Neat!

John Reply

Neat!

Craigx55 Reply

Very helpful for someone not understanding what preliminaries are involved with playing side (tuning etc.).  Thanks!

Lucaas _ Reply

I think that if I learn slide guitar I will be able to improve my compositions as well to play with more confidence on another styles that maybe I’m not able to play at the moment.
Lucas, Argentina

BC Reply

Great video, as usual, thanks Colin!

John Eychaner Reply

Colin makes it look easy as I !V V flat III !

Dee Reply

I am in the process of starting a music group and the guitar is one of the instruments I’m learning for it.

Bluesmansrv Reply

I think the sound of slide guitar is just incredible! I would really  love to learn to play slide. Just watch the movie CrossRoads. You’ll see what I mean!

Joe Pescador Reply

I’ve seen several guitar courses, some good, others… but this one seems like it will simplify your life. Home run!

brendan kennedy Reply

I’m proof that an old dog can learn new tricks.  thanks for the insight.  

Jay Reply

Slide guitar made easy.  I’ve been playing blues for several years, and therefore have encountered the flatted third in the blues scale, but not knowing any slide leaves my knowledge of blues severely handicapped.  This is just he kind of course I need to take my playing to the next level.

Suepalm2001 Reply

I’m a new guitar player and I like to watch and learn guitar playing with you! I have always like slide guitar sound and I would love to learn how to do it!

Kushmendra Reply

 Great Efforts by Colin that he has decided to make learn guitar to the one’s who are new to Guitar. Thanks a lot to Colin 🙂

Robert MacCloskey Reply

I bought a slide and had tried to get some of those special effects… without luck.  Well, the dog across the street did bark a lot more.  But this is the first time I got something that sounded decent out of it – thanks!!!  

Patricia Lewis Reply

I’ve been messing around with slide guitar and this looks like it could really help me see whats really going on!

Palomos2 Reply

Slide gives a chance to express your seft to a new level.

Tarvin Robert Reply

Wow, it just sounds cool! Collin is a great teacher and his instructional style makes meal feel confidant and inspires me to try new things. The slide is taking  me to a whole new level.

Jc Ancell Reply

Put me in the drawing

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Dave Sims Reply

Colin & Jonathan, I am so excited about this course, I hope I get a copy. I am quadriplegic & have almost no hand function. I used to play guitar before my accident, & they said I never would play again. But I have discovered, after a great deal of encouragement from my old band members from the 80’s, that I can put a slide over my left thumb & a pick on my right thumb, using my teeth. With my guitar laying horizontally on a modified keyboard stand, and the little bit of wrist function I have, I am learning to play again…it is an amazing dream-come-true after 14 years in a wheelchair! I watch your emails & read about things I can’t actually do, but I have waited for you to offer something on slide guitar…I can’t wait! For those of you who used to play…go back & do it! You just don’t know what a blessing music is until you can’t do it. Blessings, Dave.

Gary Fissinger Reply

Hey, Colin.  Constantly checking in on your e-mails to see what’s new.  I’m sure you’ve helped more people than you know with learning how to play.  Thank you so much for your time and effort!

Kyle Bromley Reply

Neat Video.   I have only played with a slide once during a half hour lesson with my instuctor.  we dropped down to D on the low E & it sounded cool.. Add Slide to my bucket list..

David Reply

What a great way to learn slide as Colin explains every little step. 

Kennethrod Reply

You make it simple and still show your own skill and knowledge without acting like many instructors who basically show off intimidate so one day you can be as goodl as they are and usually just discourages me in looking how do I find the time to get that good. Appreciate you keeping it real Colin you rock!! I’m in

Davidbaroffio Reply

You really make this accessible.

Sailorman Reply

Great little lesson.  I think slide is cool!!!  Not many musicians take the time to learn it, since a lot of “slide sounds” can be duplicated using modern effects.  I think that extra talent in my pocket would let me land better gigs, and definitely put me in the limelight on stage!!!!

Steve Reply

Hey Colin really good video you make it seem so easy, I have watched others try and explain it, but this has got to be on my shelf ..

Jngreenland Reply

Great video. Hard to hear.
Practicing slide while Sandy screams outside.  Hey, do I hear a song there?

Daja Reply

Hey Colin,
Thanks for the freebies and the chance to win this slide course..tres cool..like your style.
daja

Rbh934 Reply

Wow, how great is this! I would love to learn slide because it would be a completion of my studies. I would so much love to learn and apply slide to my proficiency list and being out of work for the last 3 months would make this a blessing! Thank you for your consideration!

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spielswheels Reply

I also like Colin’s life experience stories about his musical journey playing  in all kind of bar situations and how he made it through his musical career mahem in one piece.Colin is a very funny guitar teaching story teller…I would like to hear more of his
musical life-trip…Colin is a cool guitar character….Cheers, Paul

chili2257 Reply

Hi!, I started playing guitar 2 years ago, im now 14, but all my guitar teachers tell me I am like a prodigy in guitar, even adult musicians have told me they want to play like me, I already bought an slide, im right now learning a lot of theory, I think this course con help me to devolop more my playing style, because its easier to learn things on an early age, maybe if I don’t get to win this course I will never learn to slide in the correct way.
Thank You.
Angel.

John Blink Reply

Great addition to any players tool box. Your methodology is remarkably easy to understand and follow; thank you for the gems.

ChuckinBelpre Reply

My hands hurt from arthritis now that I have gotten older.  I still wish to play so slide would be good for me. Nice to know I can still play the music I have loved for so many years.

Eddy Damas Reply

Always loved the sound of slide guitar, especially in country music, would love to learn in order to apply it to other kinds of music, and being that it’s on the guitar makes it even more unique!

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Robert Parker Reply

I’ve always enjoyed the sound of slide guitar, but never really have tried it out for myself.  This course would help me learn something new, so I can broaden my horizons and add a new dimension to my music!

NORMANBAKER Reply

WOULD LOVE TO CHECK OUT THE SLIDE GUITAR DVD. MAYBE I’LL WIN ONE?

Steve Watson Reply

I’d really like to add another sound and color to my playing and slide is one technique I’ve yet to master.  I really like the way Colin gets to the actual playing pretty quickly.  It seems that a lot of these courses have an overabundance of talking and too little actual playing.  Just saying.  🙂
Thank You,
Steve

Cortez Cogshell Reply

I always wanted to learn slide…I enjoy listening to old classic blues songs that use the slide technique . I enjoyed the video…Im going to get me a slide today

Ted1980 Reply

I like to learn slide guitar because my fingers are losing strength I’m 77 and still pickin’ but having a rough time with cords because index finger doesn’t bend well anymore.
Ted

daklepac Reply

Looks and sounds great, I would like to add this technique to my playing.

george Reply

I want to learn slide so I can drink the muddy water!

Stephen Johnson Reply

It has been said that the genesis of the Rolling Stones occurred when Mick & Keith were ‘bowled over’ by the bluesy slide guitar playing of Brian Jones one night in a small nightclub..I’d like to learn a little slide to spice up my jam sessions with my harmonica playing buddy..cool lesson by the way!

manuel culwell Reply

Colin, I enjoy your teaching very much. I am not a big fan of slide guitar.So  I have to be honest I wished the teaching was on another area.

manuel culwell Reply

Colin, I enjoy your teaching very much. I am not a big fan of slide guitar.So  I have to be honest I wished the teaching was on another area.

Rocket88 Reply

I have been looking for a course exactly like this. It’s been a while coming but this looks great. THANKS

Andreckemp Reply

Fantastic, I am still learning just to play songs and saving in the mean time to purchase course material.
  

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Robert Schlechter Reply

I listen to your lessons. After two years of learning how to play, I enjoy hearing the slide guitar and the blues. One favorite guitarist who is good on slide guitar is Anna Popovic. If I know how to play like her, I would consider myself proficient. Can your method teach me her style of slide guitar? She plays fast and I like it like that.

Wilson Smeaton Reply

Loved the sound of slide since I first heard ‘Teach Your Children’ (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) and I’ve tried it but I’m a bit clumsy. Got a feeling Colin could bring me up to speed, though. Love the easy laid-back style.

DM Reply

love the slide

brazensusan Reply

Colin, thanks for the cool lesson.  I have your Improvising course and would sure like to win this one.  I’m on vacation and I have my strat and a micro cube with me but no slide so I’ll have to try the lesson when I get home or stop by a music store here on Maui.  Slide on.

Stephen Obrien Reply

Great lesson for anyone wanting to learn the basics of slide. Explained very clearly with excellent sound and video quality..Steve

Rbmiller Reply

I have a new friend from Dallas that has been playing and teaching slide guitar for many years. The friendship and his chops on the Dobro have convinced me to learn as much as I can. Colin’s lessons, his patience and encouragement have really helped me to improve. 

Ed Reply

Colin good stuff but cannot hear you very well, guitar volume is good but can’t understand what you are saying all the time.  How about a turnaround on the 12 bar  thanks for a good lesson to get us started on slide  Ed

Ray Allen Reply

As always your lessons are awesome , explained in a way that is
very easy to understand. You are The Man!
I have tried to play slide before, but just couldn’t seem to get the hang of it.
If this course is half as good as the other courses you have I’m sure it will help me.  

steve raynes Reply

ahh, slide guitar puts the cream on the, cake good job Colin

R J Brandwijk Reply

i’m happy to play the way I do now, but in the (near) fututre I love to do the slide! Keep on going!

Debbie Williamson Reply

Its a chance I have to learn to play the guitar the right way with all the chords.You shaow everything and I can see everything you are doing.You explain it well and since I am not able to go out and get lessons,it gives me a chance to learn the right way in my own comfort zone.Thank you very much for taking time to show the whole world that wants to learn how to play the guitar.Thanks again Debbie

Robert Gardner Reply

Having the slide guitar training would make my training complete.Although I am still crunching
on the other lessons Guitar scale patterns and unlocking I IV V as well as Bar chords made simple
This one would bring all the others together and make it complete.

Grassandeclectic Reply

I never thought I’d figure out the magic of the guitar, much less some slide. Great lessons!

Joan Thompson Reply

Love to win your DVD as you seem to be a great teacher.  I’ve played guitar professionally in that I get paid for playing and do some blues but have never ventured into slide guitar.  With Bonnie Rait as an idol of mine, hey, it’s about time to learn some!

Terry Hill Reply

Hi
I am 61 and the way you teach this, even i thinks he can do it.I feel i am up to the challenge.So all you old ones out there step up.
Tah

Denny Speakman Reply

The video is ok but the sound sucks, guitar to loud, voice to soft ,thaT BEING SAID. The course looks good for guys with a l ittle evperiance But I think it would scare the hell out of a newbe with the tuning and the theory stuff. Again having said that, reading some of the comments .there iis one fellow in a wheel chair that you should maybe send him as a winner, after   pick me  thanks  and good luck with your course it really looks good .

Phil Miller Reply

Awesome teacher and great video. Learning tons of new things on this site

chris kemp Reply

You have a gift for making all aspects of the guitar seem simple and within the reach of everyone who’s willing to put in the work,I’ve always loved the sound and feel of slide guitar,and now having watched this vid I will finally pick up the slide and get learning,thanks Colin you’re a gem !!

Jonathan Freiberg Reply

How simple is that?  Sure makes it easy for one with an arthritic left hand, not that finger picking is all that easy for my right either 😉

Walt Warren Reply

Great stuff–I always loved that that slide blues sound!

robert Wilbur Reply

This course is easy to understand and is put. together very professionally.thank you for the opportunity to view and for a chance to win a super blues course.thank you Dr. Robert. wilbur

MARC Cerrato Reply

I have always wanted to learn slide but could never seem to understand the whole concept behind it. It would be great to finally understand and do some great songs dealing with the slide guitar.
Marc

Tomclaus Reply

sounds like the lemon song from led zepplin 
great video 

Des Arthur Reply

Mate – Fair dinkum, what a great course, Australia needs this!

Farley Fox Reply

Leo Kottke was basically my inspiration to play guitar WAY back in the day.   Your intor video was most helpful as I have bee trying to work this slide guitar thing out myself with mixed results.  I am looking forward to a comprehensive course on different slide guitar styles.

Ozzymbs Reply

I bought a couple of different types of slides awhile back and my wife said it was just wasted money because the sounds I was making really got on her nerves. I would really love to win a copy of this course so I can learn to use mine properly and hopefully impress her with some good sounds. I really want to learn to play slide cuz I just love the sound of it….when someone like you plays it anyway. Enjoy your and Jonathans lessons and look forward to both of you guys’ videos. Take care and keep on rockin.

Marcella Reply

OK…I got my 1st guitar at 12 and was NEVER able to grasp it…..other than strumming a few chords.
Then life got in the way!  Between work and kids and just trying to “make it” the guitar got shoved into the back of the closet.
Now I’m 60…..still working (unfortunately), but not as many hours and have fewer obligations, so I recently got the ol’ guitar out and am giving it another try.
Watching this promo on your site, it is finally all starting to make sense, and I am thinking I’ll bet I can finally DO this! Your easy, no-nonsense, no pressure way of explaining even makes sense to MY feeble brain. Winning would make me happy as a pig in mud…keep on rockin’!

Tony Lappico Reply

You are one of a kind…Keep up the good work. Always enjoy your lessons!

Bluzman1 Reply

my hands have arthritis and it is getting hard to chord, i’d love to learn the slide guitar for real!!!

Docvaughn2000 Reply

Very cool. Allman brothers here I come.

Carmen_boling Reply

I would love a chance to win the slide guitar dvd! I have a metal slide but am currently studying other guitar theory but plan on learning slide guitar as well! 

ralph balzano Reply

id like to learn to play slide guitar because I BELIEVE A GUITARIST SHOULD BE WELL ROUNDED SO HE OR SHE COULD PLAY OR JAM WITH OTHER MUSCIANS NO MATTER WHAT STYLE THEY PLAY ALSO EVERYTHING YOU LEARN HELPS OPEN NEW GUITAR HORIZONS AND ADDS TO YOUR CREATIVITY

Barryu Reply

I would like to win this course and acquire any other course for free,due to my disability. I started to learn guitar this year because of my love for music. Why listen when I could be actually playing it. I suffer from two severe spinal trauma’s. I have not given up on life, its just a change in life. Learning to play guitar gave me a new lease on life. I wish I would have started sooner. I love haveing guitar fever.. thanks for the chance.

Mike Kubiak Reply

Colin,
I have a friend, Paul “Pappy” Middleton, who runs the board for Bonnie Raitt’s
live shows. I Love her slide playin’ and I’m really stoked that such a fine teacher and player like you are going to offer this lesson. I appreciate and enjoy the free online lessons that you offer but look forward to your instructions in an organized way. I can only get that by having the entire DVD. It’s very difficult to learn with random lessons. I originally learned guitar from Johnathan’s “Learn and Master” course. “Thanks Johnathan”. Now I’m tryin’ to take it to the next level with the Riff Ninja. Fortunately your prices are affordable and your expertise and method make learning fun.  
Thanks,
Mike

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Michael Alexander Reply

Yep….I’d love to learn slide.  It would be an excellent addition to my set of  tools for the axe.

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JOHN AVERY Reply

well been playing off just purchased your course in member area really enjoying it got alot stuff i wasn t connecting to before with that said i like your method of teaching and would love to learn slide guitar keep up good work teacher

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Paul Fulkerson Reply

Another awesome lesson from the Riff Ninja!!  I’ve really enjoyed the members lessons and the logic progressing to all 5 levels.  You’ve even motivated me to buy an American special telecaster just to set up for slide.  Oh, you probably know me as amtman.  Can’t wait till actually learn what’s next!!

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Paul Fulkerson Reply

Another awesome lesson from the Riff Ninja!!  I’ve really enjoyed the members lessons and the logic progressing to all 5 levels.  You’ve even motivated me to buy an American special telecaster just to set up for slide.  Oh, you probably know me as amtman.  Can’t wait till actually learn what’s next!!

Xbob721 Reply

Always good!!!!!

Little_roo_69 Reply

This would be a cool birthday present to win. Im teasching myself guitar and this would be so cool to win 🙂

Sylvia Holly Reply

I just had surgery on my two middle fingers for ‘triggerfinger’ and if this doen’t work your slide guitar may be what can keep me playing my guitar.  I really miss
strumming but I couldn’t hold the strings tight or couldn’t get my fingers to
pop back up to play another note or chord.
I will be watching for your course and hope my fingers will work again…it has
only been 4 days since my surgery so too early to know.
Keep up the great lessons…so interesting and helpful.

Steve Zollman Reply

WOW!!  Used my Snark to tune like you said,  picked some 1,4,5, chords and used my ink pen first and … It did work just like it is supposed to.  I have tried this before and it never sounded right.  Thanks Colin, once again you brought some fun to guitar playing.   

Alan moir Reply

i am so bad  fingering chords i think this will help keep my intrest in playing the guitar

Robert Cook Reply

What a great sound, timeless, still good today and not so hard to understand, all the chords are laid out in front of you! great for on the porch or what ever. I’ll be telling my mates about this. Thanks Colin.

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octavian Reply

Very cool

chi zen steve Reply

Nice. That axe of yours sounds sweet man. I first played slide when my bro tuned my woodstock to drop D and handed it and a slide to me. Sounded sick even though I knew nothing. Thanks I learned something Colin. Keep up the good work

Mreman416 Reply

Hi — I have been playing guitar for 44 years and occasionaly tried playing slide but I just can’t seem to get it right– I’m getting ready to retire and will have extra time available now to concentrate on a new hobby — I still get together with some old friends of mine on a regular basis to jam and learning to play slide would be a great thing to add to our sound — so being an older guy with the desire for new tricks I think I would greatly appreciate an opportunity to win one of.those slide guitar DVDs — thanks you again——– from an old dog learning new tricks — hahaha

Frank Phippard Reply

I have always been interested in the potential of slide guitar. In my city there is a player named Brian Cober, a legend who plays two slides at one time and gets an amazing sound.

Denver Wijesuriya Reply

Always liked the slide guitar but never seen it explained so well . even for a short run. Great sound I play the Hawaiian Guitar, but to play it on a normal instrument would be great. 79 year old, but never too late to start on something like this. Grat work

David Reply

Your videos are very good. I grew up on the border of Canada and New York. This flatted 3ed is a connected  “Blue Note” so I’ve read in Jazz but Blues especially the intervals you play are like specific values that have a glide. I think to play it is like playing over the original scale. Anyways you play very well and your videos are great. I learn a lot from many guitar players on line like yourself. thanks a great deal and keep playing I will always listen.

Kaliati Nixon Reply

Nixon Kaliati
Very fantastic stramming indeed, i have played guitars for over 15 years but Colin has really impressed me. You are a guitar genius , congrants, will learn a lot from you.

Michael Walker Reply

I should have been a Rock Star

machael burgess Reply

hi i never really thought about side guitar before always wanting to play blues lead but listening to the vidio has made me think twice the way you show it, it is perfect way to incorporate rythm and lead  and it really livens up the tempo giving it a more jazzy bluesy feel i will be watching out for the coarse cheers michael                  

Bud Reply

Been playing slide off and on but have come to a dead end.  Need help.  Can’t get beyond the basics.
Budvtwin

Stephen Barnett Reply

I really enjoy the way Colin teaches and explains guitar and theory. Every time I watch one of his lessons I feel like “I can do that” I love the sound of slide guitar, this course looks to be awesome!

Bernard C Reply

This must be a trick question!?, Who’s the Master Ninnja?. Colin of course!.. This is Bernard  bconger721@msn.com. I’ve always liked the sound of the slide,kinda makes me feel like I’m in Hawaii on the beach with a margarita, still looking for the hoola girs though.LOL. It gives a nice difference of sound to certain riffs.I enjoy the lessons and vids of you, as a beginner on the guitar its good to have someone who not only is the Master Ninnja, but also teaches the proper way to play. That means alot. Thanks much for your devotion to us novices as well as vets. God Bless!

Woollard Rosamond Reply

I’ m 64 years old and until a few months ago, I hadn’t picked up a guitar in 45 years. Growing up, I taught myself to play rhythm but couldn’t “get the hang of” lead guitar (When you’re self-thought, the teacher doesn’t know any more than you do). I would have loved to had access to your videos when I was younger! If I had, I would not have become flustered and stopped trying. I have purchased another guitar and look forward to learning again. Listening to the slide guitar (either live or recorded) tugs my emotions like no other sound can but I never dreamed I would be able to play it…until now. — Woollard Rosamond

Tachevski Reply

Awesome

Martin Rochford Reply

I love listening to Joe Walsh when he plays slide guitar and just thought I could do that with the correct tuition.

BARBARA MORTON Reply

I AM 63 YEARS HAVEN’T PLAYED OR SANG IN THE LAST 12 YEARS. MY NIECE IS LEARNING TO PLAY & SING. I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE THIS DVD FOR BOTH OF US TO LEARN FROM!
THANK YOU
BARBARA MORTON

Greg Keene Reply

love your vids that i get in e mails.. this is awesome too  if i wasnt so hard pressed for cash all the time being on a fixed low income id order the lessons on dvd .love them  but  i cherish the emails i get and love every minute watching and practicing with them ..keep up  the great work!!!!
lone.wolf59

Jack James Reply

Great learning tool ! When the dvd is available maybe I will be able to get sounda of the gut bucket Blues to sound right.

Doneboy Reply

I’ve ordered one on Jonathan’s courses in the past, and I once emailed him about how long that I’ve played the guitar (45) years…so there isn’t much that I haven’t played, or heard! It’s cool that you are giving players this opportunity to learn such a valuable tool as slide guitar theory, which is an art in itself. Good luck to all!

Alkanosky Reply

Thank you, I have been waiting for a simplified explanation!  I
think the course would be amazing!

Unca Stu Reply

Hey Colin
Thanks for your vids, your an easy to listen to guy Cheers. 
Your lessons have helped me & my mate a lot. To add a little slide knowledge to our guitar sound would be awesome! Have always shied away from using slide because I have found it hard to control which frickin’ strings to strum/pluck – destroy???
Hopefully your new lessons will help
Cheers
Stu (& Pete)

brendan kennedy Reply

I am an old cat probably climbing my last mountain.  I love the blues.   I would like to expand my base with a better understanding of slide guitar.  I have gotten pretty good in a standard tuning.  Would like to take up a notch or two. 

    Barry Parks Reply

    i remember seeing john paul hammond jr play @ a small bar in n.m. caled rafaels silver cloud.he played slide on an acoustic guitar. totally blew me away.i would love 2 learn slide guitar.that was an easy progression 2 pick up on.. i willd love 2 improvise with that.then i saw johnny winter play highway61 @ a tribute 2 bob dylan @ madison sq, garden..just have to play..

brendan kennedy Reply

I am an old cat probably climbing my last mountain.  I love the blues.   I would like to expand my base with a better understanding of slide guitar.  I have gotten pretty good in a standard tuning.  Would like to take up a notch or two. 

Barry Parks Reply

i remember seeing john paul hammond jr play @ a small bar in n.m. caled rafaels silver cloud.he played slide on an acoustic guitar. totally blew me away.i would love 2 learn slide guitar.that was an easy progression 2 pick up on.. i willd love 2 improvise with that.then i saw johnny winter play highway61 @ a tribute 2 bob dylan @ madison sq, garden..just have to play..

David Wheadon Reply

Tried the usual Youtube videos etc, and was getting nowhere fast. Gave up trying to play slide,then I got your video and I thought, That sounds fantastic, so I watched it a few more times and gave it a try. After about an hour I was actually sounding quite good in fact my wife would not believe it was me playing. Thank you so much for this video it was well presented, easy to understand and most of all it actually works. If this is just a taster of your course I can’t wait to see the dvd. If you can show me how to play then you can show anybody, believe me.
Once again well done and thank you for helping me with this unique style in such an easy to understand way, the results are unbelievable.

Terry Pender Reply

Wow man, this is so cool – I gotta get myself a slide

Gerard Mooney Reply

yes i would like to learn a bit about slide guitar as I do have a glass slide and want to get into it and I know Colin is a “God” when it comes to slide -guitar playing and teaching.Jonathan is a great teacher too—regards–Ger

Jasonjoshwa Reply

Bcos, I like it…. 🙂

D C Quick Reply

The video was quite informative. Scale practice & understanding must become like twins to a musician. Thanks

George Hampton Reply

I just haven’t been able to master the slide.  Maybe this course will help.

Denis Slater Reply

Great lesson explained in a way that everyone can understand.  Keep the courses coming, you help the beginners so much with them.  Thanks.

Terry Olivigni Reply

Because I want to SLIDE like I’m on ice!

Richard Bowzer Reply

I’ve always liked the cool sound of slide guitar but not found many lessons or courses.  I especially liked the first part of the video lesson, it is simple and really grabs me.  About 16 months ago I dislocated the middle finger of my fret hand – this makes playing certain cords tough to impossible.  Hopefully, slide guitar allows me to get back in action with some neat stuff.
Dick Bowzer

Mark Reply

 I’ve been very interested in playing slide for a while. About a year I purchased an instructional DVD on slide (will remain nameless) for about $60. The video spent 10 minutes on different types of slides and how to hold them, 3 alternate tunings with a two bar 8 note riff for each tuning. The rest of the DVD was the instructor shredding like a maniac on slide.
Since I already knew the tunings and how to hold a slide…I could have saved myself the 60 bucks and looked online for the 3 riffs. Ever since Ive been hesitant to buy any instructional DVD.  I appreciate the theory explanation in this video, its important to know why you’re playing what you’re playing…not just where. Especially in alternate tunings. The lesson looks great.

Tim Young Reply

I’ve always just liked the way slike guitar sounds, the containuity of it, the way it sounds so seamless going from chord to chord,

Raymondlikes Reply

Who wouldn’t like the opportunity to sound like Duane Allman…enough said…

RUBY RANES Reply

WHOA!  I AM 76 YR OLD WHO  STARTED GUITAR MELODY LESSON AT 73.  I WONT AND NEED TO  ACCOMPLISH ESSENTIALS OF SLIDE.   I COULD REALLY IMPROVE MY PLAYING AND  ADVANCE FROM  JUST LYRIC WRITING TO MAYBE  SONG WRITING.  ESSENTIAL OF SLIDE MAKES ME FEEL YOUNG AGAIN.   PLAYING THE GUITAR  HAS BEEN A LIFE TIME DREAM.   VISUAL AND VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS  MIGHT JUST MAKE MY DREAM COME TRUE BY ADVANCING ME ONE STEP CLOSER  TO MY DREAM.  YOU MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SO MUCH FUN AND SO EASY.

Chevynev Reply

Brilliant   Most likely the the best i have seen yet

Tony Kirkman Reply

Like it a lot, I have a little experience and this looks like it’s going to move me on. looking forward to the next ep.

Ron Gidge Reply

It’s like cheating,once you know the concept of 1 4 5 and learn the fret board it’s of to the movies 

Doc310ms Reply

anxious to learn to play slide, guitars are calling me and Im due for carpal surgery, figured this will be a good time to take the time out to learn to play in some tunings…… let me know how to get my winnings;-)   doc310ms

Jake Weismann Reply

Nice – makes it look easy.

Jessie Glover Reply

how do I shrink the vidio to my screen size?

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