Lap steel supremo shares his knowledge
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Issue 379 of Guitarist, on sale in print and digital forms from 7 March 2014, has a huge slide guitar cover feature with pro tips, slide-centric gear reviews, technique tutorials and our pick of the greatest slide albums ever made.

Martin Harley is one of Britain’s top slide artists and a thoroughly decent chap to boot. As part of our slide special, we caught up with the dapper mojo-worker to talk about what it takes to get started and stay motivated in learning slide – including why a 12-string is a beginner’s best friend, choosing gear that’ll help you sound great, and how a bit of minor larceny from pubs can save your gig.

In this video, Harley explains how to choose the right slide material for your style and illustrates the tonal differences between various types.

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