Musik – slide guitar

Slide guitar – opportunity to play guitar for person who uses a wheelchair and has impaired hand function

User with slide guitar on lap
User with slide guitar on lap

Description
The user plays on a Dobro slide guitar. The guitar sits on his lap. He uses a shot glass that sits on the thumb of his left hand as a slide and slides it against the guitar strings.

Users comments
The guitar can be tuned to different open chords. The user has slides made of glass, aluminum, and brass to get different sounds. A basic course for slide and Dobro is available on DVD and can be purchased in well-stocked music stores. You can also find tips on Youtube.

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2008

User plays slide guitar
User plays slide guitar
The user slides the slide on the guitar strings (close-up)
The user slides the slide on the guitar strings (close-up)

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Tipsare: Tomas

Tomas lives in an apartment together with his partner. He works part time as a photographer. He was injured in 1983 and has a low tetraplegia. He has home help one hour a day.