|Slide in Open D, Part 1: Blind Willie Johnson Style
Slide in Open D, Part 1: Blind Willie Johnson Style
If you’re going to play slide guitar, you really need to know about the blues great Blind Willie Johnson, who recorded in the early 1930s and played exclusively in open-D tuning: D A D F# A D. In this lesson you’ll learn to play his great song “Nobody’s Fault but Mine,” which has just one chord, so the guitar playing is melodic and often accompanies the singing by playing the melody on the guitar along with the voice. In this lesson you’ll learn a great slide guitar part that illustrates some essential bluesy techniques, like in-between blue notes (not quite major, not quite minor), and you’ll learn to connect melody notes with the slide to give your playing a fluid, expressive quality.
"Nobody's Fault But Mine," Part 1 (Available to subscribers)