Project Description

Master Class in Acoustic and Slide Guitar taught by Rory Block

Thursday, January 24, 2019


Pig on Beale
167 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103

IBC Pass Required for Entry

This slide workshop with Rory Block will offer an in-depth examination of techniques, tones, and styles possible with slide. We will analyze and implement methods to obtain the cleanest sound, the best vibrato, individual notes, dampening and shimmer, while we learn to navigate the neck both up and down, plus numerous options and ideas for creating solos and backup riffs. We will discuss the choice of slides- metal, glass, ceramic, etc, and discuss which finger to use- pinky thru first, full finger or short slide, customized for each student. In addition, we will look at the unique slide styles of historic players from the past, such as Robert Johnson, Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and others. All ability levels are welcome, as we cover the territory from A to Z. Personal attention will always be offered to anyone with questions as the goal is to provide useful information for everyone. We will seek to open new doors and help players of every level make significant progress.