Another one of Andy Ellis’ six-string history lessons, Allman to ZZ looks at slide playing from myriad angles, from Blind Willie Johnson’s pocket-knife lick from 1927 to Jeff Beck’s violin-like line on Beck’s Bolero to Bonnie Raitt’s thick-toned finesse.

Today’s two-part lesson hits the big names – Duane Allman, Cooder, Clapton, Walsh, Page- along with forefathers like Son House, Elmore James, Tampa Red and Robert Nighthawk. This stuff’ll keep you busy for months. And if you haven’t started sliding yet, this lesson is a perfect entry point.

Audio guitar lesson:

Tab, notation and Power Tab files available here.