Sliding

A simple guide to the 'sliding' guitar technique.

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== What is sliding?? == Sliding is actually a very simple technique in which you slide your left hand fingers up and down the frets on a guitar instead of playing them separately. It's one of the simplest techniques of guitar. Timing is the key. == Where is it used?? == This technique can be used in many genres of music and for chords as well as soloing. In fact sliding makes it easier to play solos sometimes. It also adds a 'whooping' effect. == How is it shown in tabs?? == There are two types of slides. You either slide up or you slide down. Sliding up basically means sliding from a lower fret to a higher one. Sliding down is exactly the opposite, i.e, sliding from a higher fret to a lower one. They are denoted in the following manner: Slide up: / Slide down: \ == Examples: == 1. Sliding up:
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B-----7/12-10-------|
G-7/9---------11/12-|
D-------------------|
A-------------------|
E-------------------|
2. Sliding down:
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B----------7\5-5\3-|
G-7------7---------|
D---7\5------------|
A------------------|
E------------------|
That's the basic concept behind sliding. It's quite a lot of fun once you get the hang of it and it isn't hard to learn either. When played along with hammer-ons and pull-offs, it sounds quite good and can be used in arpeggios, sweep picking and solos too. Hope this helped!!! Thank You!

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    krypticguitar87
    not bad, but I kind of feel like there should be more examples, especially when you say things like "When played along with hammer-ons and pull-offs, it sounds quite good and can be used in arpeggios, sweep picking and solos too." it feels like there should be examples of sliding with these other techniques. also are these examples meant to be exercises to help with sliding or are they meant to be examples of what sliding looks like in tab?
    drishtortion
    Thanks for your input. I'll remember that the next time. The tabs given are basically examples and not exercises.
    krypticguitar87
    drishtortion wrote: Thanks for your input. I'll remember that the next time. The tabs given are basically examples and not exercises.
    alright, then you should also get some exercises in there, it'll give your 'students' a way to work on what your teaching.
    drishtortion
    krypticguitar87 wrote: alright, then you should also get some exercises in there, it'll give your 'students' a way to work on what your teaching.
    Yeah... Thanks. Don't forget to rate!