EXAMPLE8 Joe Walsh Style Slide Solo
cd track 12
Using GUITARJoe’s preferred TECHNIQUESslide tuning MAGAZINEof open E (low 2 to 5 high;5 E-B-E–G#-B-E) this solo is more about dynamics and melody than Derek Trucks-style virtuosity. A good working knowledge of chords helps too, as the phrases in bars 4 and 5 are created by superimposing the relative major chord triads (C and D in this case) on the fourth, third and second strings over the B minor and A minor chords. Tastefully applied slide vibrato helps both with tuning and character.