#1
Why do some guitarists slide their hand down the fretboard before starting a new lick while soloing? Is this a technique that I should know?
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#4
its just a 'slide'. slididng from one note to another is just anoother way of getting from one note to the next, it just mixes things up a bit, makes them a bit more interesting.
#5
^Ok thanks. I have been so confused about that for a while because I see so many people do it and it doesn't seem to serve a real purpose.(unless someone can tell me otherwise)
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#7
like JB2500 said, its called a slide.
It connects too notes together and if you do it right, it sounds cool, and its a nice bridge between parts of a song.
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#8
I think he means when between a rhythm and lead section the guitarist flashes their hand down to like the 20th fret, but makes no/little noise, then returns to the nut area. It's just flash to make yourself look like a better guitarist.
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#9
^That is exactly what I mean.
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#10
or sometimes they do that to mute all excess noise before moving on...you don't want your low e to be ringing like a mother f***er when you're trying to solo
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#11
They just do that before solos to mute strings and look cool before they start playing the solo.
#12
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I think he means when between a rhythm and lead section the guitarist flashes their hand down to like the 20th fret, but makes no/little noise, then returns to the nut area. It's just flash to make yourself look like a better guitarist.

Lol I do that aaaaall the time. Personally I just do it because if I've got a couple of spare beats, I can't be arsed to keep my arm stretched out to the side - when you relax it just naturally comes in towards your body. And then when you pick the song up again ... y'know ... it's just something that happens naturally and it also looks kinda cool too.
#14
Its just something to do. Ever hear people count of "1-2-1-2-3-4!" before a song? Its kinda like that...no real significance. And as far as learning it...just fret a note nice and high and slide it down fast. Its insanely easy.
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