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.