Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers (not Trigger’s buddy but the other one) and special guests The Delta Rhythm Kings, show you how to get into open tunings, hold the slide, vibrato and proper intonation, and how to pick using plectrum and fingers.

Advanced techniques include licks and variations, improvisations, harmonics, playing rhythm along with lead riffs, endings and turnarounds, dynamics, more. Roy and the band perform all the tunes taught including “The Sky is Crying,” “Black Cat Bone,” 3 more. Intermediate. Includes note/tab booklet. 90 min.

This is a little more advanced video, but the beginner can still learn some great techniques, his damping technique is worth learning, and his shear energy is contagious. I do not review this tape often, but think it lies more in the “ok” variety. I cannot give it a thumbs up, but not a total thumbs down either. Like all instructional resources, one will appeal to you more than the other. Slide guitar is no different.