Playing slide guitar is difficult. Even seasoned guitarists will tell you that. So whether you play blues, folk, rock or anything in between, and whether you’re a newbie or a veteran, join local guitar guru Ross Hammond on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 for a slide guitar workshop to hone your skills. Hammond will cover proper tuning, techniques, acoustic versus electric slide playing, slide selection, lap versus bottleneck styles and he’ll even demonstrate by playing several tunes. All ages are welcome and he’s only asking for a $10 donation. You’re encouraged to bring a guitar, acoustic preferred. The workshop goes down at Hammond’s intimate performance space and music school, Gold Lion Arts, located at 2733 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento. For more information on this workshop or other lessons—they also offer instruction for bass, drums, piano and voice—shoot an email to