Slide Guitar Master Open Tunings by Rob Ashe

Categories: Blues, Skills

$67.00 $47.00 30% off

Play Authentic Slide Blues Guitar In 2 Essential Open Tunings With Rob Ashe’s Easy 3-Step Plan:

  1. Visualize - You’ll “see” how open tunings are a perfect fit for playing slide guitar
  2. Connect - You’ll discover how to connect chunky rhythms and screaming slide licks into one awesome performance
  3. Play - You’ll play authentic slide blues guitar with confidence, and you’ll have fun learning a new style

Includes: Over 2 hours of HD videos, PDF tab book and access to our private Facebook group

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Here is what you get:

  • Over 2h of Online Video Lessons
  • Downloadable Tab Book

Preview Videos

Building A Blues Scale In Open D Tuning

Playing Blues Licks In Open D Tuning

How To Create A Slide Melody In Open D Tuning

Here’s What You’ll Discover In Slide Guitar Master Open Tunings

Module 1 - Intro To Open D Tuning

  • How to tune your guitar to open D, as well as tips on getting the sound you want from your guitar
  • The D major and D minor pentatonic scales in open D -- (HINT: they’re a little different on the fretboard than when you’re in standard tuning)
  • How to use string bends and open strings to hit “blue notes,” so you can get that authentic bluesy sound and feel when you play

Module 2 - “Shake Your Moneymaker” by Elmore James

  • A step-by-step breakdown of this classic blues tune, so you can see and hear how it’s played
  • An in-depth study of both the rhythm and the chorus melody of this classic tune, so you can play it note-for-note
  • A full performance of the song, so you can play along with Rob and practice your slide chops

Module 3 - Fingerpicking In Open D

  • Discover how open D tuning is awesome for fingerpicking, which means you can use it for more than just slide guitar
  • Rob’s awesome original song “Buffalo River,” a simple and fun tune you can play without a slide to get comfortable with open D tuning
  • Explore parallel octaves in open D, so you can add cool riffs between your slide licks.

Module 4 - Introduction To Open G

  • How to tune your guitar to open G, using the “5-string” style popularized by Keith Richards
  • A quick discussion about “resonator” guitars, and why they’re awesome for playing slide (P.S. regular guitars sound awesome, also)
  • The G major and G minor pentatonic scales in open G, as well as how to find the “blue notes” in open G

Module 5 - Playing In Open G

  • 1 awesome 12-bar blues progression by Rob, so you can see and hear open G tuning in action
  • A step-by-step breakdown of this progression, so you can play along at home
  • Pro tips on how to cut down on string noise, keep the rhythm going, and always sound smooth when you play slide

About Rob Ashe

Rob Ashe, a well known guitarist, singer-songwriter and guitar instructor from Fargo, ND with a nearly 20 year experience. Ashe got his music education degree at the Minnesota State University Moorhead and has now become a veteran of both the stage and the studio. He’s been performing as a solo musician, session player and also, as a member of the “Fargo Super-Group”. He’s opened for blues legends like Buddy Guy and Charlie Parr and once upon a time took lessons from a jazz guitar virtuoso, Charlie Hunter. Rob Ashe specializes in a blues and rock playing, particularly slide guitar and draws influences from Dimebag Darrell of Pantera, Jimi Hendrix, Derek Trucks, Seasick Steve, Django Reinhardt and Doc Watson. Aside from Ashe’s specialty, blues and rock playing, he’s played everything from from neo-classical speed metal, folk, bluegrass, and jazz to hip-hop and modern pop music. Also, he’s been teaching guitar privately for the past 8 years to students of all ages and skill levels. His teaching style mixes a methodical, step-by-step approach with an easy, humorous attitude that informs as well as entertains.

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