Sliding

author: drishtortion date: 03/15/2012 category: guitar techniques

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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:
e-------------------|
B-----7/12-10-------|
G-7/9---------11/12-|
D-------------------|
A-------------------|
E-------------------|
2. Sliding down:
e------------------|
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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