Readers ask: How To Play Rocky Mountain Way?

What tuning does Joe Walsh use for Rocky Mountain Way?

Listening to the song, sounds like it’s done in open G tuning – but the song seems to be in E – I was trying to jam along with the slide solos and riffs, found them fairly easy in open G – but the bassline seems to be done in standard tuning, a lot of E A and D root notes in there.

What tuning does Joe Walsh use for slide?

Open E tuning is often used for slide guitar, as it constitutes an open chord, which can be raised by moving the slide further up the neck. Most notably Duane Allman used Open E for the majority of his slide work, such as in “Statesboro Blues”.

What tuning does Joe Walsh use for slide guitar?

Joe Walsh once told me that, in order to play slide guitar, the guitar has to be tuned to an E major chord.

What guitars does Joe Walsh play?


  • 1960 Gibson Les Paul. In this youtube video of “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert”, Joe can be seen playi
  • Epiphone Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul Custom Plus. In this photo you can see Joe playing the Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul.
  • Fender Stratocaster Elite.
  • 1959 Gretsch White Falcon.

Is Joe Walsh a good guitar player?

He is a very good guitar player and his development with the James Gang that fell apart to three players helped him to learn and develop playing techniques that were quite unusual. Joe Walsh also uses a guitar slide, and the vibrato arm quite effectively.

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