Lesson Plan

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Lesson notes

Sleep walk became a huge hit for the brothers Santo & Johnny in 1959. Santo played the melody on his steel guitar while Johnny strummed the chords on his electric guitar. The song has been covered by dozens of artists, including Jeff Beck, Brian Setzer, The Ventures, and The Shadows, to name a few.

This lesson was inspired by Bob McAlpine's solo guitar arrangement that we have here at TG, but is done on the lap steel in Open G Tuning, similar to a few recent lessons by John Fahey.

It can also be done on any guitar in Open G, on the lap or upright with a bottleneck, and should be a lot of fun in the interest of expanding your horizons.