Slides are another type of embellishment that give you two notes with a single pick stroke and smooth out your playing by connecting notes in a new way. A very useful and commonly used element in Bluegrass rhythm and lead playing, this lesson will get you
- The final flat picking embellishment…that we're gonna cover here is called the slide.…And the slide technique is great for lots of things.…I use it a lot for connecting…different notes up and down the neck.…Once again, a lot of these hammer ons, pull offs,…they actually allow your right hand a little bit…of a rest from the consistent rapid picking.…You can use slides, hammer ons, pull offs…to not only embellish what you're trying to play…but you can also use them for physically…connecting things on the finger board.…
And also, we talked about when you think about consistency…of volume of these things, it's an actual useful tool.…Sometimes if you're hammer ons and pull offs are synced up…you can play things faster than you thought you could…because you can start employing some of these things.…So, it's all the same with the slide and show you basically…what I'm talking about starting…from second fret on the G string,…(strums G note)…slide up to the fourth fret.…(slides G note)…And once again, like with everything else…
Watch at your own pace; start and stop where and when you need. Everything that Bryan breaks down he puts back together in chapters 4 and 5, where he shows how to apply what you've learned to a selection of popular bluegrass tunes that are important for the repertoire of any bluegrass guitarist.
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Chord theory
- The major and pentatonic scales
- Walking bass technique
- Reading tablature
- Beginning hammer-ons and pull-offs
- Beginning slide guitar
- Using a capo
- Playing traditional bluegrass tunes
Skill Level Beginner
1. Scales and Chord Theory
2. Walking Bass and Reading Tablature
3. Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, and Slides
4. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 1
5. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 2
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