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PEOPLE & PLAYING
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It’s one of the most evocative, expressive and downright cool guitar styles around. But how many of us have sat listening to the likes of Robert Johnson, Sonny Landreth, Jerry Douglas or Ben Harper and thought, “I wish I could do that”, but never actually tried to learn? Happily, UK slide maestro Chris Eaton is here to give you the basics you need to get started. So raise your action, pick up your slide, and dive in…
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