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A Subtle but Effective Blues Guitar Technique

There’s not a lot of subtlety in some forms of music. I don’t think of words like finesse or subtle when I think of the Ramones for example.

But the blues?

That’s a different story.  There are tons of tiny little moves that the great players use all the time.  My guess is they don’t even think about it.

Blues Guitar Technique: Slide Ins

Slide ins certainly fall into this category. They are quick little slides from above or below a target note that add a very subtle edge to your licks.  I’ve found that sliding into the very first note in a lick is a super bluesy sound.

Here’s a quick video lesson that shows an example of exactly what I’m talking about.


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