Lead Guitar Techniques for Beginners: Slides

by Dirk Hagemann
www.blueslessons.net

Again, one of the most simple techniques. You should be able to learn
this real fast. Put your finger on a string, hit the note and slide to
another fret without interrupting the sound (see below). In tabfiles
slides are shown as "/"

Wide Slide:
You can even produce several notes if your pressure on the string is
big enough. Lay your finger on the 5th fret, hit the string and slide
to the 8th and then to the 10th fret without interrupting the sound.


    Slide Up       Slide Down       Wide Slide        
e|---------------|---------------|---------------|
B|---------------|---------------|---------------|
G|---------------|----7\5--------|----5/8/10-----|
D|----5/7--------|---------------|---------------|
A|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|---------------|

The "Slide out of nowhere"

Sometimes you see a following tab. Here you hit the free string and then
slide into the note. In this example hit the empty D-string and slide
(maybe from the area of the 5th fret) to the 7th fret.


e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|--/7-or 0/7--|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|

Slide Exercise


Exercise 1 - Am pentatonic scale                                                         
E||--------------------------|--------8/-5/-8-----------|
B||--------------------------|--5/-8-----------8/-5-----|
G||--------------------7/-5--|-----------------------5/-|
D||--------------5/-7--------|--------------------------|
A||--------7/-5--------------|--------------------------|
E||--5/-8--------------------|--------------------------|


                            Exercise 2 - Slide over the fretboard                          
-------------------------|--|--------------------------|
-------------------------|--|--------------------------|
--7----------------------|--|--------------------5/-7--|
-----7/-5----------------|--|--------------5/-7--------|
-----------5/-7----------|--|-----3/-5/-7--------------|
-----------------8/-5~---|--|--5-----------------------|


                                                         
------------8--10/-12------|--12--10/-8------------------|
-----8/-10-----------------|-------------10--8-----------|
--9------------------------|--------------------9/-7--5--|
---------------------------|-----------------------------|
---------------------------|-----------------------------|
---------------------------|-----------------------------|
                          
------------------------||
------------------------||
------------------------||
--7/-5------------------||
--------7/-5/-3---------||
-----------------5------||

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