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ARTICLES

10 Sneaky Slide Licks

December 23, 2017
Coax extra mileage from a familiar lick by slipping in some sly slide moves.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Behind-the-Slide Blues

December 5, 2017
The Review Demo maestro walks you through a descending lick that's a cinch to transpose to any key.
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Dust That Broom! A Newbie’s Guide to Slide

October 5, 2017
Intrigued by the sweet ’n’ searing sounds of slippery-fingered guitar? Here’s how to choose the right slide and start exploring this timeless technique.
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Digging Deeper: Rhythmic Slide

July 22, 2017
Don’t limit your slide chops to singing, single-note leads. Instead, try crafting cool rhythm parts by focusing on both sides of the slide.
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What Bohlinger Plays - Bouncing Slide in Standard Tuning

December 27, 2016
PG's Nashville correspondent shares a deceptively complicated-sounding technique you can use to easily make your slide work sound more intricate.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Fretting Behind the Slide

July 28, 2016
The Lee Brice guitarist unpacks a simple technique that opens the portal to vast new worlds in slide playing.
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Hand Jive! Master the Fundamentals of Lap Steel

July 2, 2016
A crash course in the fundamentals of lap steel guitar: bar control, muting, intonation, slurs, and vibrato.
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World Gone Shred: Slide Guitar Hijinks

May 9, 2015
Combine the soulfulness of slide guitar with a shredder’s ethos.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Slide 101 Standard-Tuning Tips & Tricks Pt. 2

May 5, 2015
In this second installment on slide work, PG's John Bohlinger walks you through some impressive-sounding but fairly basic licks to use in a typical I-IV-V blues progression in A major.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Slide 101 Standard-Tuning Tips & Tricks Pt. 1

February 17, 2015
John Bohlinger—Lee Brice sideman and PG Rig Rundown and Review Demo badass—deconstructs the simple techniques he uses to sound great when playing slide in standard tuning.
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Beyond Blues: Slip-Slidin’ Bends

February 14, 2015
Emulate the soulful sounds of Derek Trucks and other slide masters—without using a slide.
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Thimble Slide Introduces the Just Plain

October 15, 2014
A comfortable slide that gets out of the way when you don't want it.
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Beyond Blues: Standard-Tuned Slide

December 7, 2013
Learn how to cop cool slide licks in the style of Sonny Landreth and Derek Trucks—without having to retune your axe.
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Bonnie Raitt: Return of the Blues Baroness

March 9, 2012
Slide master Bonnie Raitt shares her story of heartbreak, healing, and working with icons Bill Frisell and Joe Henry on Slipstream— her first album in seven years.
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Beyond Blues: Slip Slidin' Away

January 10, 2012
The sound of slide guitar is incredibly intoxicating. I’ve always been drawn to it because of the singing, vocal quality that it has—so emotional and expressive.
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