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My name is Kirk Lorange, I live in Australia and I've been earning my living playing guitar since I was 18. I fell in love with slide guitar not long after that and after experimenting for years with the traditional open tunings -- I tried them all -- I reverted to good old Standard or sometimes Dropped D, just the bass string down a tone. I know the layout of my fretboard in standard tuning well and I like to know exactly what I'm playing at all times. I was also very happy to discover that all flavors (major, major7, minor, minor7, 9th, 11th, dim, aug, sus4 ...) can either be played outright or strongly alluded to in standard tuning.

Playing in standard tuning makes it very easy to blend your normal playing and slide into one very spicy hybrid style. It surely is the most fun and free way of making music on these wonderful instruments. You can check out my slide playing on YouTube.  I also own one of the largest guitar sites on the Internet - Guitar for Beginners and Beyond which has over 100,000 members and am the author of the bestselling Guitar Instruction Book/DVD PlaneTalk.

ex Eagle Don Felder's endorsement

Below is a nice endorsement of my slide playing by none other than ex-Eagle Don Felder in an interview at Premier Guitar web site. When asked if anyone other than Duane Allman had inspired him, he answered:

"A few years ago I was up in Calgary doing an interview at a radio station, and the lady who was interviewing me said, “When we’re done, I’ve got to let you hear my brother play slide guitar.” So after the interview she put on this CD and it was just monstrous—the most unbelievable clean technique I’ve ever heard anybody use on slide. His name is Kirk Lorange, and he lives in Australia. He sat in with me about four years ago and I was so impressed with his playing. He has videos on YouTube—you really have to check him out."

Some of my playing ...


My other sites

Guitar for Beginners and Beyond

My plain English guitar instruction site. Learn how music works and how it applies to guitar.


Home of the package that will teach you "The Easiest Yet Most Powerful Guitar Lesson You Will Ever Learn"

My YouTube Channel

Tons of videos, lessons, over 16,000,000 views as of April 2018. Over 50,000 subscribers.

Contact me: planetalk at gmail dot com
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