Slide Guitar with Tim Williams

Tim is an internationally recognized slide and lap-style guitarist with a lifetime of experience.  From the influences which created the style through its development in Hawaii and the Mississippi Delta up through classic Chicago players (Muddy Waters, Elmore James, etc.) to respected modern players including Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt, and the late Duane Allman.  

Students will learn : 

  1. The basic style components; how to get a good slide tone and play in tune.
  1. Howling Wolf’s “Little Red Rooster” in Open D or “Vestapol” tuning (DADF#AD)
  1. Elmore James’ version of “Dust My Broom”
  1. The Rolling Stones’ “No Expectations”
  1. Soloing ideas in Open D, accompanying songs (what to play under a vocal plus rhythm ideas.
  1. Open G or “Spanish” Tuning (DGDGBD) using Mississippi Fred McDowell’s “You Got To Move”
  1. Muddy Waters’ “I Can’t Be Satisfied” in Open G
  1. Soloing ideas in Open G and an introduction to Open G6th tuning (DGDGBE)
  1. Ry Cooder, Duane Allman, and soloing in standard tuning (EADGBE)
  1. Let’s Jam…an on the spot lesson in creating fills and solos


Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.


SessionClass TimeClassTuitionRegistration
Winter 2022
January - March
8:00 - 9:00
Slide Guitar with Tim Williams$215Register
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