Mastering precise bends on the B string can offer new ideas for pentatonic solos
Get your picking and your fretting hand in sync with licks that can be applied up and down the fretboard
All of the greatest blues and rock guitarists - such as T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Albert King, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix - routinely incorporated this technique into their solos
When soloing over dom7 chords, the inclusion or substitution of the major third in a minor pentatonic line always sounds good
Learn the variety of picking techniques and tunings that Johnson used to craft his timeless, deeply emotional music
Force yourself out of the same old, familiar position-based patterns and into new, uncharted territory
Applying this construct to any improvised solo will automatically force you away from playing familiar licks and standard melodic “shapes.”
It's super useful to familiarize oneself with modal scale positions and patterns and learn how to navigate them with the slide.
Learn some of the tricks and stylings of Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin, one of the greatest blues guitar tandems of all time.
One of the most challenging aspects of learning slide guitar is developing a consistently pleasing vibrato.