can i learn to play dobro on a guitar

Thursday, May 29, 2014
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by Wonderlane

Question by Matthew Q: can i learn to play dobro on a guitar
by raising up the strings and playing it on my lap with a slide
i want to learn how to play bluegrass dobro but i cant afford one can i raise up the strings of an elecric guitar and play it on my lap with a slide

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Answer by Left-T

Jeff Healey plays that way and he is blind on top of that. Don’t forget that a dobro is actually a type of guitar with a distinctive sound of its own.

You can use the slide in your leads but not necessarily all the time. If you have a chance, watch Jeff Healey videos. He’s a good singer and is often in many movies playing with his band usually.

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2 Responses to “can i learn to play dobro on a guitar”

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    Gov't Mule Says:

    Yes – there is a “Slide Guitar Extension Nut” – I got one at StewMac and it RULES!,_saddles/Resonator_nuts,_saddles/Slide_Guitar_Extension_Nut.html

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    Lester G Says:

    Hey Left-T: sorry to have to be the one to break the news, but Jeff Healey died in early March of this year.

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