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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: Beginning Slides

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The final flatpicking embell,
embellishment we're gonna cover here is
called the slide and
the slide technique is, 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 like
hammer-ons, pull-offs,
they actually allow your right hand a
little bit of a rest from just the,
you know, the consistent rapid picking.
You can 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,
you know, physically connecting things on
the fingerboard.
And, also we talked about, you know, when
you think about consistency of volume of
these things you know, it's a actually
useful tool.
Sometimes if, if your 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 basic basically what I'm talking
about.
Starting from second fret on the G string,
we'll slide up to the fourth fret.
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And once again,
like with everything else we've discussed
here, the goal is to, is to not
lose any volume from, from the pick note
to the note that you're sliding to.
So, like, an example.of that would be
here.
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So you and the way to make that happen is,
the more, just like with the hammer-ons
the more accurate you can try to make it
the better, so I'm actually we hammered-on
sort of into the fret.
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You wanna slide into the fret without
going past it.
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You know.
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And,
and I'll show you an exercise here to, to
work on that, cuz there's,
there's a great sort of rhythmic element
that you can start applying here.
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