Thursday, December 29, 2005

Music: Bottle sliding

Was hunting through a list of musicians recently to listen, and got stuck on Eric Sardinas. He is one crazy Dobro (type of guitar) player ~ Forte being his mean-ass slide guitar playing, reaching deep into musical roots of Delta blues.

In a nutshell, it involves playing notes on the guitar with a wee tube made of plastic, metal, or glass stuck on one of your fingers. It creates a smooth sliding effect, which is DARN RIGHT cool.

I decided to give slide guitar a try yesterday ~ using a glass health drink bottle. Haven't been bothered to go buy a proper slide just yet. *Ehem...

Well in fact, they DO make bottle slides, and Sardinas, in his absolute coolness, played his Dobro with a Budweiser bottle too didn't he (see picture)? *Wink...

Have a listen at my first half-decent attempt at the slide (ever!). Click 'HERE'.

2 Comments:

At December 30, 2005 10:19 AM, Blogger hteekay said...

that's wicked!! Damn, i only know how to play half-assed acoustic...

maybe I should buy an electric guitar and learn how to play that..

 
At January 02, 2006 4:50 PM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

hteekay: You can do fine on acoustic too, no worries. Have a listen to the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Doyle Dykes... etc. You'll see they do pretty good too. Have fun! :)

 

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