Slide Riff 2

Animated Slide Riff 2 tab by ActionTab on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This exercise is from the Core Skills Section on Sliding.

Now we will use what you've learned so far in this section and play a lead guitar part using plenty of slide licks. This lead guitar part works over the riffs from the previous ActionTab. You can hear both guitar parts played together in the normal speed audio. However, in the ActionTab itself, we've removed the backing guitar because it will be clearer to follow (you've already learned it anyway, right?).

Here we play some short slide runs, up and down (A major scale-based). Although you've encountered them before, this will be much more challenging because we are switching between different runs, and fast. Use the open A string as your anchor point between riffs. The open A string is always played twice at the start of each riff. Knowing this means you can more easily identify the riffs. This also means you can more easily break the tune up into segments to practice individually. It is very important to practice riffs in individual chunks - then work on piecing them together afterwards.

Don't worry if this exercise is difficult to begin with. Slides are a fast technique, so it takes practice to get speed and control. However, once you've got much better at this technique, you'll find learning other licks and riffs will be so much easier!

Here you only need to use your 1st and 3rd fingers. This makes things a little easier, but if you are new to guitar, and haven't done the previous ActionTabs in this section, you could find yourself struggling. Always remember the golden rule when in trouble - Go as slow as you need to and just get it right. It doesn't matter if it's ridiculously slow. The important thing is getting the notes clear and consistent. Once your fingers get a little better, start speeding things up.

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