Slide Guitar 

Learn how to make your guitar sing.
In this Master Class, renowned guitarist Ariel Posen will teach you how to become a more expressive player through lyrical slide guitar.




Slide guitar made simple.

  • Learn fundamental and advanced slide-guitar concepts
  • Give your guitar a unique voice
  • Track your progress
  • Comes with unlimited access to every class on Pickup Music

Step-by-step Instruction

30 lessons

HD video tutorials with interactive TAB, chord charts, and PDF class notes


3 week commitment

Learn at your own pace. Most students take three weeks to complete this class.


Become an expressive slide player.

Develop the skills needed to improvise and write your own songs using a slide.

Just the start

Unlimited access to all classes

Lessons for every step of your guitar journey – from beginner to expert and everywhere in between.

An immersive online class

Learn essential slide technique in three weeks

Join your mentor Ariel Posen as he breaks down fundamental techniques and advanced concepts in slide guitar.
By the end of this Master Class, you’ll be able to improvise and compose using a slide.

Part I.

Part I. Basic Slide Technique

Start off with the fundamentals of slide guitar. Ariel will walk you through everything from what gear to use to basic technique.

Part II.

Part II. Making it Sing

What better way to express your inner anguish than making your guitar cry out with a slide? Here, you'll learn to play with an expressive vocal quality. 

Part III.

Part III. Improvising

Any class can teach you how to play a few songs with a slide. Ariel shows you how to improvise in a live setting and provides backing tracks to practice with.

Part IV.

Part IV. Explain that Video!

Learn the riffs behind Ariel's most popular Instagram videos – like the time he was shredding slide guitar in a snowstorm while on tour in Canada.

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Part V. SongSquad

Wrap up with four original songs by Ariel that tie together everything you've learned in the rest of the class.

Hear why students love this Master Class

Learn what makes Ariel Posen's class so popular

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Sam R.

Pickup Music has been an awesome resource thus far. I love the lessons from young players who are at the forefront of contemporary music. The Master Classes are definitely my favorite as they have a clear plan of study and a logical progression behind them.

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Cole C.

I usually wouldn’t take the time to write, but Pickup is worth taking a few seconds. I can’t say enough positive things about the content and how enjoyable it is to use. I’ve recommended the service to my friends already.

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Luca N.

Since joining, I've been using the Master Classes a lot, and they've pushed me further than I ever thought I would go in guitar and music as a whole. I really love Pickup Music, I would 100% recommend it :)

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Step-by-Step curriculum

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

This class is designed for intermediate and advanced guitarists. The curriculum was crafted by our team of master's-level educators and pro touring musicians to give you the best possible pathway for learning slide guitar.

Ariel Posen


Ariel Posen

As a singer-songwriter, producer, and internationally-renowned guitarist, there are few roles that Ariel Posen hasn't played. Known for his rootsy guitar stylings, Ariel has traveled the globe gigging with The Bros. Landreth and his own band. If there’s one person you want to learn slide guitar from, it’s Ariel Posen.


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  • 35+ Master Classes
  • 300+ original SongSquads
  • 70+ Essential Lick Packages
  • 5 Minute Lessons
  • Jam Tracks
  • New lessons added every week
  • Interactive TAB that you can slow down
  • PDF class notes
  • Artist Toolkit
  • Members-only forum

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  • 14-day free trial
  • 30+ Master Classes
  • 300+ SongSquads
  • 70+ Lick Packages 
  • 5 Minute Lessons
  • Artist Toolkit 
  • Jam Tracks
  • Members-only forum
  • Enter in the Emerging Artist Fund