The guy who played the slide part in Bob Seger’s “Like a Rock” and played in Fleetwood Mac lends insight on improving your slide playing. He covers a range of topics including setting up a guitar to achieve great slide tone, simple phrasing that produces dramatic results, changing your sound using different types of slides and amps, expanding your playing using the slide in standard tuning, transferring blues foundations to rock & roll and beyond, G/A tuning, plus D/E tuning essentials, and developing your personal approach and feel.
The hour-long DVD has something for players beginner to experienced, and Vito is an easy and accomplished teacher. Also included are clips of Vito performing live which demonstrate on-stage many of the approaches to slide playing covered in the DVD.
This article originally appeared in VG‘s Feb. ’07 issue. All copyrights are by the author and Vintage Guitar magazine. Unauthorized replication or use is strictly prohibited.