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► Contemporary Slide Guitarists Michael Johnson Lesson Archives
Johnny Winter, Duane Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bonnie Raitt & Ry Cooder
Slide guitar originated in the early 1900's in the Mississippi Delta region with players such as the legendary Robert Johnson. This expressive technique soon migrated to Chicago and was popularized by players like Elmore James and Muddy Waters. Slide guitar was then adapted by rock guitarists who added distortion and a more aggressive sound. Players like Johnny Winter, Duane Allman, the guitarists of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bonnie Raitt and Ry Cooder all stand out as contemporary masters of the slide guitar.

In this series you'll learn the style and techniques used by each of these guitarists by focusing on slide techniques and playing licks. All of these licks are in standard tuning to avoid re-tuning the instrument, but focusing on how to use the slide and standard scale patterns.
Bonnie Raitt Slide style
Ry Cooder Slide style
Johnny Winder Slide style
Duane Allman Slide style
Lynyrd Skynyrd Slide style
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