Sunday, June 13, 2010

Monochrome Weekend: Slidin'

Southside Denny Snyder playing at the Reins of Life Therapeutic Horseback Riding fundraiser, June 11, 2010.

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Dragonstar said...

Very nice composition.

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Nishant Singh said...

Great Shot! :)

BANJO52 said...

Do you know how those things work? Do they require open tuning (whatever that means)? I've thought of trying it sometime, but it looks too different from what I'm used to.

David C. said...


Generally, people use open tuning to play slide, which means the strings are tuned to a chord such as G or D. For example, open G tuning would be DGDGBD, low to high, and open D would be DADF#AD. This makes it convenient to play a chord by placing the slide across a fret. There are all kinds of variations like DADGAD or minor tungings like DADFAD. It is possible to play slide in standard (EADGBE) tuning, and in fact, Muddy Waters switched to standard tuning in his later career because he got tired of retuning his guitar. You give up the luxury of playing a chord on all six strings, but you can still get major chords on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th strings (think 1st position G).


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