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Guitar Slides come in a multitude of different shapes, textures, materials, weights, and sizes… and all of those factors affect the sound, playability, and versatility of the slide. Just like painters who use a combination of different brushes to create the details and textures of a painting, it’s important to learn about what distinguishes different guitar slides from one another, in order to make and informed decision next time you pick up the guitar.
I worked closely with Jim Dunlop to design and manufacture my Justin Johnson Signature Guitar Slide with an eye towards creating the best combination of tone, sustain, and feel that we could squeeze into one slide… but no single option beats having an arsenal of gear to choose from, so that you can select the perfect fit for each musical context.
I recently received several packages from around the world with some exciting, new, and innovative design concepts… along with some classic and re-imagined designs. Check out the following LIVE STREAM video and hang out with me while we get to know these slides and what makes them special.
Of all possible ways to learn a musical instrument, I’ve found that the best method, by far, is to listen to (and watch) as much music as possible. You can learn so much by watching how a player holds the instrument; the posture, the picking and anchoring techniques, etc… So much can be gleaned by observing a musician as they are performing.
The best way to do this is in person, where you have a 3-dimensional view of the performance. But we live in an age where the internet allows you to access a 2-dimensional live concert experience just about anytime and place you choose! So sit back, relax, and learn from the music as it’s rolling by your screen… or just enjoy the show!
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Below is a playlist that will continue to play through over 40 Roots Music perfomances by Justin Johnson. If you would like to browse through the videos, click on the menu icon in the top left corner of the video screen.