How To Slide On Guitar Strings (An Exercise And 2 Great Songs!)

Have you been looking for a great way to connect scale positions, bring life to your phrasing, and get the right smooth sound of some of the greatest riffs and licks of rock and roll? This lesson is all about sliding – a fantastic technique utilized by all of the greats.

Through this video you’ll learn te nitty gritty of what slides are and how they work, alongside an easy but powerful exercise to bring them into your guitar playing vocabulary. A lesson wouldn’t be complete without examples though, so we’ll also be diving into the motown classic “My Girl” by The Temptations and the opening lick of Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe.”

So get your pick in your hand and your strap over your shoulder, and let’s go through a skill that will bring loads of musicality into all of your playing!

00:00 – Start
0:51 – Lesson Intro (get the tabs downloaded here!)
1:18 – What Is A Slide?
2:08 – The Minor Pentatonic Exercise
2:32 – Connecting The Dots
2:50 – Maintaining Pressure
3:35 – Walking Through The Exercise
4:46 – Song #1: “My Girl” by The Temptations
5:00 – Breaking It Down
5:56 – Song #2: “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix
6:19 – Breaking It Down
7:45 – Closing Notes

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