In this first volume of Bottle Neck Blues by Rick Payne you'll be learning the basics of slide guitar playing. If you've never tried it before it can be at once quite tricky but also an immediate way of sounding just like the old bluesmen Robert Johnson, Son House and many more. You'll have the chance to get your hands on some of the techniques that are necessary to achieve the authentic sounds of the slide guitar. There are lots of exercises and riffs to try all in the blues style.
So, lets get down to some serious sliding! All exercises are supported by video.
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About the Author
Rick Payne is an established acoustic blues guitarist with many national and international tours to his credit. He has become especially well known for his authentic acoustic blues finger picking, in the many traditional styles of the blues including delta blues, piedmont, ragtime and slide and has recorded several albums of this kind. Often compared with Ry Cooder, slide guitar maestro Rick Payne’s performances have taken him to prime time TV, to festivals and theatres throughout the UK and on tour to Europe, USA, Scandinavia and Greek Islands. He has provided music to a number of major TV productions, for programmes on Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. He has also featured on The Paul Jones and Mike Harding's show on BBC Radio 2. Rick has recorded a number of CDs, including the noted ‘Blue River Blues’ for Bennett House Records California. New CD - Radio City Blues now available CD or download Reviewers have described his sound as: heart wrenching and passionate, delicate and scorching, seriously brilliant, totally absorbing and spellbindingly evocative with raw and fiery vocals to match. As a teacher he has written and facilitated many courses and guitar workshop style sessions, teaching the art of Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Rev Garry Davis, Django, Ry Cooder and many more.