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Joe Walsh Teaches the Duane Allman Slide Method As He Learned It from the Man Himself

Did you know that Joe Walsh knew Duane Allman? Did you know Duane Allman taught Joe his method of playing slide guitar?

For that matter, did you know that Joe Walsh and Duane Allman share a birthday? It's November 20. Talk about coincidences.

In the two videos below, presented courtesy of Gibson Guitars, Walsh demonstrates how to play slide as he was taught it by Allman.

“I had the opportunity to play some concerts where the Allman Brothers were on the same show, and I got to sit down with Duane,” Walsh explains. “And he showed me how to play slide guitar.” So grab your guitar and your favorite slide, and get ready to learn the Duane Allman method of slide playing.

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Christopher Scapelliti
Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.