People have been crafting musical instruments from found objects for thousands of years. These instruments spawned the musical roots of Blues, Traditional, Folk, and Gospel genres in a very literal way, because the original innovators of these genres generally started playing on homemade instruments like the One String Diddley Bow and 3-String Guitar. Because of this, roots instruments informed the approach that these musicians took... So if you want to play roots music, you need to learn how to play roots instruments! For centuries music was passed down from one person to another in the folk tradition. One person would play and explain a song, riff, or style, imparting the knowledge needed to perform the piece to another. Learning in this traditional way improves the student's ear and gets them thinking about music as MUSIC, not as notes on paper. This is the approach that Justin takes to teaching the songs, riffs, and techniques in this DVD Series. In other words, you will learn music the way that the Roots music pioneers learned... person-to-person and note-by-note! Chapter 1 •Intro to Slide Guitar •Choosing a Guitar Slide •How To Hold the Slide •Tunings for Slide Guitar Chapter 2 "Riff in the Style of Muddy Waters" •Tuning Pattern #1 •Slide Guitar Basics •Blues Vibrato Technique Chapter 3 "Blues in the Style of Elmore James" •Tuning Pattern #2 •Blues Inflections •Classic Blues Riffs Chapter 4 "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down" •Tuning Pattern #3 •Chord/Melody Arrangement •Playing with the Tip of the Slide •Travis Picking Techniques Chapter 5 "Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes" •Open D Tuning •Right Hand Muting •Blues Rhythm/Lead Strumming •Left Hand Muting •Staccato Strumming Chapter 6 •Helpful Resources Chapter 7 •Closing Credits.